In QGIS 2.2.0, while adding vector layer, 'ESRI FileGDB' option was missing under Source-Type, refer the attached screenshot.In this case, how can I attach a file GDB in QGIS 2.2.0?

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If you have followed these instructions:

File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?

you should be able to load the gdb directory (and layer) in the dataset text box.

  • Interesting, I've installed QGIS on the machine with ArcGIS installed and haven't done any additional configuration. I have fileGDB option enabled by default. How come? Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 13:25
  • @Alex Tereshenkov - Qgis can read the GDB format if only GDAL/OGR libraries are configurated/compiled to read the GDB API that must be installed and also made available. So I think in your case both things are true. Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 12:36
  • yeah, probably these components were installed automatically with ArcGIS Desktop installation. Thanks for letting me know! Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 13:36
  • @MickyInTheSky I checked your suggestion. (1) During installation using QGIS-OSGeo4W-2.2.0-1-Setup-x86.exe, there is no such option was available to select/enable gdb components. (2) After installation, while adding vector layer using the 'source-type' value as 'UK.NTF2' and a fileGDB as dataset, It shows an error message 'Invalid data source'. How to fix this issue? Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 12:53
  • you should use the net installer, as recommended in the link above.download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup-x86.exe Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 14:24

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