Import into PostGIS


Imports existing vector layer in QGIS int a PostGIS database. Before a connection between QGIS and the PostGIS database has to be created (for example with the DB Manager).


Layer to import [vector: any]
Existing vector layer in QGIS.
Database (connection name) [selection]

Name of the database connection name (not the database name).


  • 0 — local

Default: 0

Schema (schema name) [string]

An existing schema of the selected database can be chosen. By feault this is the ‘public’ schema.

Default: public

Table to import to (leave blank to use layer name) [string]

Defines a table name for the imported vector file. By default the name of the vector file is chosen.

Default: (not set)

Primary key field [tablefield: any]


Sets the primary key field from an existing field in the vector layer.

Geometry column [string]

Defines the name for the geometry information of the table.

Default: geom

Overwrite [boolean]

Overwrites existing tables having the same name.

Default: True

Create spatial index [boolean]

Defines that no spatial index is created. By default a spatial index is created.

Default: True

Convert field names to lowercase [boolean]

If activated this prevents that the field names of the input vector layer are set to lowercase. By default field names will be lowercase after the import.

Default: True

Drop length constraints on character fields [boolean]

Activates that the length constraints on character fields are dropped. By default the length constraints are valid.

Default: False


Console usage

processing.runalg('qgis:importintopostgis', input, database, schema, tablename, primary_key, geometry_column, overwrite, createindex, lowercase_names, drop_string_length)

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