The following table contains common errors when uploading shapefile data from QGIS to GRID. Table 3 contains example images of each error. Once an error has been corrected it is a good idea to delete the offending zip folder.
Table 2: Troubleshooting.
|1||This field cannot be null.||Mandatory field has been left blank||Find the blank cell in the attributes table and fill it in|
|2||Value ‘____’ is not a valid choice.||Typo in a selection field.||The spelling and punctuation must match that of the Legend, e.g. ‘good’ not ‘Good’.|
|3||Duplicate spreadsheet ID found __||ID field has a duplicate.||All IDs must be unique. Change IDs to be unique in the Attributes table and between templates of the same activity.|
|4||____ is missing the following columns:||File name is different to the original.||All files within the compressed folders must maintain their original name. Navigate to your folder location, rename the incorrect file accordingly, then re-zip the files.|
|5||Cannot find ____||Nested folder – the files have been placed in a folder and then that folder has been zipped.||GRID will not recognise a folder that has been zipped. Select all the files you wish to upload and then zip them (see example photo 5).|
|6||500 Internal Server Error
The server encountered an error and could not complete your request.
|Columns have been re-ordered or additional column/s have been added in QGIS. This can occur when running processes in QGIS or by manually adding new fields.||If a process has been run on the template check no additional columns have been added to the attributes, ordering of fields/columns have not changed, etc. Remove any columns in the Attributes table that are not in Legend.xls.|
|7||Copying and pasting from Word, resulting in invisible special characters.|
|8||Geometry is not within the bounds of the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994||Geometry was either given incorrect coordinates outside of Australia or intentionally placed overseas||Only upload geometry inside of the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994. If geometry is outside of this datum it must be manually created inside of GRID.|
Examples of Common Errors
Table 3: Troubleshooting – examples of common errors.