MapBasic is a programming language for creation of additional tools and functionality for the MapInfo geographical information system.

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In MapBasic, how do I open a connection to MapMarker so I can allow my app to geocode?

I would like my app to open up MapMarker and automatically geocode for me. I cannot get past the Open Connection statement as I am receiving an error while compiling. Here is the code: Include ...
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In MapBasic, how do you place a user selected string from a FileOpenDlg() statement into an EditText field for use by a sub procedure?

I have created a custom menu that displays a dialog box when clicked on. I have made the "Browse" button to call a FileOpenDlg() statement. I want the file that the user selects to populate in the ...
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In MapBasic, how do I display a dialog box as the result of a menu item being clicked on?

I have created a menu item in MapBasic. I need to call a procedure to open a dialog box as the result of one of the menu items being selected. I believe I am having trouble declaring the sub ...
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Selecting an item with the mouse in MapBasic

This may seem relatively simple, but I'm pretty confused. I have written a mapbasic tool that does things to the table 'Selection' depending on user choices in a popup menu, but currently you need to ...
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Deleting duplicates from multiple tables

Using the delete duplicates tool is there a way in Mapbasic to have it run through a large number of tables, or do you have to manually select each table and run the tool? Cheers, Jon
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Automatically updating a table column with the name of table

Does anyone know a straightforward way in MapBasic to automatically update a table column with the name of the table the column exists in? Going from the MapBasic reference guide it seems the ...
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How do I build a custom menu to change preferences for a MapBasic application?

I would like to be able to input a few different tables for an application. I want to be able to set the path before the app runs. How do I create a preference box and what code do I use to call the ...
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Question about the TableInfo function in MapBasic

I have a problem I really can't seem to get my head around, MapInfo crashes when I try to run and if statement. I have pretty much exactly the same code in another sub to check for other things and ...
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How to write an equivalent to MapBasic's CreateLine in pyQGIS?

I know this kind of question has been asked, in part, before - specifically: Seeing QGIS Python Commands and: How is object created as line using createline stored in .tab file? but this is a specific ...
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Question about subs in MapBasic

For some reason my sub isn't 'linking' in MapBasic, I'm pretty new to this, but why is the sub assuming it begins on line 110 rather than where it actually says sub? Thanks, Alan
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Help exporting CSVs using MapBasic

I'm a beginner to MapBasic and I'm currently working on a tool, I want to export a table as a .csv either using Run Command or Export. I want to export it to a specific directory, for example ...
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Setting custom valid values to a MapInfo field?

I was wondering if it was possible in MapInfo to set valid values for a field, e.g a field called material and only valid values being BIT, CON or STO? I have a basic knowledge of MapBasic. Thanks, ...
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Converting .kml file to .tab (Map info) format

If I have saved polygons as a (.kml) Google Earth File and I want to draw it in MapInfo, is there a tool to do this ? If not, how can be it be made using MapBasic?
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Request to run mapbasic 10.5 code in mapbasic 9.1 version

I have created mapbasic codes using 10.5 version. Now I have to run in a lower version (9.1) Please anyone help me how to do this.. How to copy paste the program codes from 10.5 version to 9.1 ...
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Labeling from a defined string in MapBasic

I am currently working on a code to apply a variety of different changes to layers with certain attributes, I have been successful with this so far (thanks to Peter). However I now want to add a text ...
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Modifying tables based on title (MapInfo)

I have a query regarding the Mapbasic feature of MapInfo, I want to change the line style of an item depending on name (e.g if the .tab name contains the world group). I think I can work this out with ...
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What is the best way to sum the area from a number of polygons in .NET/SQL Server?

I have an Mapbasic/.NET application that read data from SQL Server 2008 R2. I have a table with polygons and need to sum up the area of a subset of the polygons. This should work dynamic so the user ...
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MapBasic Create Circle Round a Point

I've been tasked with creating a simple MapBasic plug-in that will loop through a table in MapInfo, zoom to the location of each point, create a circle to highlight the point, and convert the map to ...
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How to change the view of a map window in MapInfo to a new center coordinate?

How can I change the map view of a map window in MapInfo Professional to a new center coordinate? I need to change the viewed map in the MapInfo window via a predefined set of coordinates via ...
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Fully automating a workspace to create maps with different file names but same information?

I have a lot of maps (over 600) to create. They all contain the same column titles and the layouts will be the same. I don't want to have to go through and repeat the same process everytime, I would ...
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MultiListBox array error

I have created a MultiListBox control which is populated with a list of all currently loaded TAB file names in MapInfo. The user selections are then read from the MultiListBox and added to another ...
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Creating polygons from points in Mapinfo

I have a huge number of points(co-ordinates), from which I am required to draw a polygon in Mapinfo. This required polygon is a square of 200m size. All I have now is the left side lower end of the ...
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Get name/number of the table currently being edited

In MapInfo you can edit one table at a time. How can I programmatically get the name or ID number of the table that is currently being edited? I tried the following function: Function ...
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Create collection from selected objects

I have a table with a series of objects in it. Each record has a reference number but these numbers are NOT unique - e.g. there are two records with reference "01" and each of them has a different ...
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Compare two tables. Show values only in one table

I have two tables. Each table has a column with a reference number. Most of the records in these tables are the same but there are some which are in one table but not in the other. How can I compare ...
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Getting number of tables loaded with integrated mapping

I am integrating a MapInfo map into a form in an Access database. I am trying to find out the number of tables loaded but NumTables() and MapperInfo() are both getting "unrecognized command" errors. ...
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Escaping spaces in paths for use in batch file

I am making a MapInfo program in MapBasic. I am calling OGR2OGR in order to convert some files. To do this I am generating a batch file and then running it. My code looks something like this: RunStr ...
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Find if a table is mappable/contains an Obj column

How do I check whether a table is mappable? I am trying to select all records from a table that contain objects, like this: Select * From TableName Where Obj Into TempTable If a table doesn't have ...
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Select only records with region objects in MapBasic

I am writing a program that finds overlapping objects. I can't perform the AreaOverlap() function on objects that don't enclose an area (e.g. text, points) as the result would be meaningless. Is ...
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How to convert the SQL result to an array?

I want to design a popupmenu And I use SQL to find the title I need but I need to convert the table to an array in order to use Title From Variable xxx
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How can I change object image in MapInfo using MapBasic?

I need to change the image of the objects which are in the Selection Table using MapBasic functions. When I say "Image" I mean point object icon on the map.
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Mouse unclick event in mapbasic?

How can I respond to mouse unclick in mapinfo using mapbasic? Is there any event triggered when the mouse in unclicked? For example at the end of drawing a line when the mouse button is released.
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Find spatially identical records in Mapinfo

Is there a tool/mbx similar to the Arc INFO "Find Identical" to find records which have exactly the same shape?
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How to create a circular sector in Mapinfo?

I want to build a tool that creates a cell sector from data like that below. The sector diagram should be like the second picture. The first picture shows a Mapinfo tab file with the required fields ...
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Declarations required for Mapbasic api calls

I am trying to read a serial port by using api calls createfile, readfile, getcommstate, setcommstate etc... this all requires the proper declaration of a structure "dcb" typedef struct _DCB { ...
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Which version of mapbasic to use for maximum interoperability with different mapinfo versions?

The oldest mapbasic download offered by pbinsight these days seems to be version 9.5. I wonder can all subsequent versions of mapinfo run compiled code written with this? If so, is an older (and ...
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Closing Visual Basic Dialog From Mapbasic?

How to close visual basic application from mapinfo using mapbasic? The visual basic application was ran using - Run Program
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Different in distance measurements in MapBasic/MapInfo

I am trying to make a custom ToolButton but I am having some problems getting correct measurements. I have drawn a line (using the normal line tool) and set its length to 1000m. (Double-clicking it ...
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Dialog statement

I am trying to write a code which has dialog including such as toggle button, edittext, pushbutton, popupmenu, etc. I have no problem with all, but when the dialog screen which is named "Find Name" ...
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How to update a Mapinfo layer at certain time intervalls?

I have point which represents stress signal. The signal changes at certain time. How do I implement this in mapinfo ? I did this using time() function and increment it to certain seconds but whole ...
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Drawing a circle of a given area in MapInfo

I would like to draw a circle in MapInfo exactly 0.9Ha in area. I've done it by working out the corresponding radius should be, drawing a circle of arbitrary size, double clicking on it and then ...
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Get EditText value with event handler in MapBasic

I have a dialog in MapBasic that includes an EditText control, a PopupMenu control and a button. When the user presses the button a sub is called. In this sub I would like to get the values of the ...
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How to add close action to buttonpad and dialog?

I am making mapinfo addon and I am having problem with close action of buttonpads. How to add close action to dialog and buttonpad so that we can execute certain action on close of buttonpad or ...
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Check if an object is empty in mapbasic

I have mapbasic code that manipulates the obj-column in a point-table. Some rows doesn't have any geometry so the obj-column is empty. My question is how to check if there is no object? All the ...
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Persistent settings in MapInfo programs

I have a couple of MapInfo programs that use external EXEs for some functionality (e.g. ogr2ogr for layer conversion and OV2 Tools for satnav data output). In my programs I would like to have a ...
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Mapinfo 10 with new look does not show toggle state of button

Is this only a problem to me or a problem to other's too. I have mapbasic application that runs good on mapinfo 11 and mapinfo 10 with old look but this toggle button does not work with mapinfo 10 ...
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Is it possible to retrieve thematic layer information for a Layer in Mapbasic?

I found this code windowinfo(FrontWindow(), WIN_INFO_CLONEWINDOW) This function gives information (mapbasic) about the front Map window which can be used to regenerate the map. Is there any ...
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How to reuse Thematic layer definitions in Mapinfo?

I have a map from table. Let the table be TABLE1. Now That I have created Thematic Map from Column1 of this table. Again I executed the following query Select * from TABLE1 where TABLE1.column1 ...
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What is the sequence of select query execution in Mapinfo?

I have confusion with the following query: Query 1: Select * from TABLE where vendor = "vendor1" OR "vendor2" OR "vendor3" ...
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How to run query in mapbasic?

I made a Query in Mapbasic like : Dim query As String query = "Select * from some_table" How to run query to form table? Is it possible to save selected value in variable without forming table?