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Something got screwed up and now the rows of my DBF beyond #1210 are offset by one, meaning that each shape has the attributes that should be assigned to the next shape. If I were in a spreadsheet program I would be able to select rows 1210+, copy, then select 1211+ and paste. But I can't do this in the QGIS attribute table editor, and I can't find an editor that will save shapefile DBFs without damage.


Apparently I have too little mojo to answer my own question this early.


Never mind - I fixed it in Excel. I had previously tried swapping columns in Excel and it didn't work, but I guess rows can be edited.

The only minor issue is that the column titles are now all caps. But all the expressions that call them still work, so I guess that's not a problem.

  • Field names are case-insensitive anyway in DBF. Normal is to see all uppercase. QGIS must be slightly different. – Uffe Kousgaard Jul 20 '13 at 8:07

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