Importing data from text files

Data can be imported from text files, providing some additional about how the geometry information is stored in the text. This recipe shows you how to create a new points layer, based on a text file.

How to do it…

  1. Select the Add delimited text layer menu entry from the Layer menu. You will see a dialog like the following one:
    How to do it…
  2. In the upper field, enter the path to the elev_lid792_randpts.csv file in the sample dataset. That file contains a points layer as text.
  3. Once you enter the file path or select it in the file browser that can be opened by clicking on the Browse button, the fields in the lower part of the dialog will ...

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