problem with large datasets -> export joined shapefile

Discussion created by ollestrat on May 24, 2011
Dear Community,

I have a shapefile with about 1,000,000 entries and joined it (JOIN) with a table. So far no problem. However, as far as I know the only way to make this temporary layer a permanent one is to use the EXPORT DATA functionality. Exporting the shapefile without the join is done after a few seconds, however exporting the joined data does not finish the job, even when running it on a good machine for a whole night.

I get this process working only for very small shapefile, with about 10,000 entries.  Thanks for any suggestions!