I was wondering if there was a quick way to merge multiple .tab files together? I have about 100. Would appending one tab to another with the MapBasic window open, then changing the name of the table appended to TableInfo(1,1) work?
If you don't want to use MapBasic (although there is really no reason you couldn't I just can't write the code off the top of my head) you can use OGR2OGR - a handy tool for any GIS pro to have in their toolkit.
There is a good start here http://gis-programming.com/?p=194 on the details of the code snippet below.
You can do something like this in a batch file:
Loop over all the TAB files in the current folder and append to the merge.tab file
Note: If the above doesn't work try this:
The best solution for this many files would probably be to use FME which is specifically designed to perform tasks like the one you have.
I just checked my copy and it supports .tab files and can output as a single merged .tab file, or a number of other formats, should that be more suitable. The software is not cheap, but a full 14 day trial is available for download from their website, which would be more than enough for you to run your conversions.
There are plente of tools available that can help you perform this task. Have a look at the site called MapInfoTools.com.
I think the tool Append2 could help you out