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

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How do I snip/split polylines at chainages?

What is the best way to snip/split lines at chainages? E.g I have a csv with the uniq ID of the polyline item and a start and end chainage. I want to extract the lines between the chainages stated. ...
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Unable to copy text out of MapInfo 12 info tool

As the title says, I'm currently unable to copy and paste information out of the info tool box. Is there a way that this can be done normally or do I need to write a new tool/ is there a tool out ...
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MapBasic For Loop ignoring every other row

I have made a loop in MapBasic but is it only updating every other row in the table: My code works from the bottom of the table upwards to generate start and end coordinates for polyline features: ...
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Creating points based on coordinates in MapBasic

I am currently working on a MapBasic tool that generates start and end coordinates for a polyline layer. So far I have successfully populated 4 columns in a table (SX, EX, SY, EX) with coordinates of ...
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Updating a column with line direction in MapInfo

I was wondering if there is a way to update a column in MapInfo with the digitised line direction. I have two TAB files, one is complete lines and the other is sections of the same lines (both have a ...
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Strange results

I am getting a strange error within GIS, when using the internal MapInfo Select query for objects. SELECT featurecode, area(obj,"sq km"),theme, DescriptiveGroup,count(*) from ...
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In mapbasic,how to register a table in xlsx,not in xls?

I have tow files that only differ in extention name, one xls ,the other xlsx.both contained the same things,same structure.there's no problem when I registered a table in xls,but when in xlsx,an ...
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How to Unit test MapBasic Programs?

Is there unit test frameworks available for MapBasic? I've been searching, but have not found anything.
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What is the difference between Sub and a Function in Mapbasic?

In MapBasic it seems like Functions can have side effects so I don't really see the difference between using the following: Declare Sub MyProcedure (myParameter As String) and then use myParameter ...
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Is there any way to get the call stack in Mapbasic?

Is there any (supported or unsupported) way of getting the call stack at a given point in a Mapbasic program?
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How to set ODBC connection in MapBasic

i am trying to set code for ODBC connection in Mapbasic. Instead of using Username and password i wanted to set code for Window authentication.my sample code is Register table "tablename" Type ODBC ...
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How to set code for designer legend in mapbasic

last couple of days i am doing work on thematic maps using mapbasic. I am getting error while set the legend code. it giving me unrecognized command or code kind of error ... my code is Create ...
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How to set Window id in Mapbasic?

Last couple of days i am working with creating thematic map using MapBasic. I am facing some difficulties while doing scripting and compilation.i am getting error due to Dynamic Window Id. does any ...
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How to write code for page setup in Mapbasic

I am very new to mapbasic scripting. i am creating thematic map using mapbaic code. For that i am searching code for Page setup to set my map as landscape with A4 size. But i didn't found any code for ...
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Handler tool in MapBasic

Have any handler or procedure, that call automatic when the click or unclick menu item or button? Similiar SelChangedHandler.
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Google Time slider - Recreated in MapInfo

Would it be possible to re-create the Google Earth Time Slider function with MapInfo? I assume through the use of MapBasic?
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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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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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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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Pack table option in MapBasic

I write a code pack all table in Map Window, after pack all table, some tables are removed from map window, How do I known which table is pack, and open table to map window in the order as original ...
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Check Text Mode when Typing text MapInfo

I'm writing a code MapBasic How do I know text mode when I add text to Map. Can help me!, check cursor texting mode
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How to make a shortest path code in mapbasic?

I have a column table that consist of 2 points (from / to), i wanted to have a dialog box that will show all possible path from source to destination from a list box and show the shortest path with ...
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How can I make a dialog box floating while working on the window?

I would like to have a floating dialog box just like the Named Views.mbx How could make my existing dialog box float while working on other window? Thanks!
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How to select all unique values in a column and put it in multilist box?

I wanted to collect all unique values in a column and show it in multilist box.
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Mapinfo SQL Query for compare for edited data in tables

I have a table that contain several columns, each has their own data. then, someone have made some change in the data (just a little one data editing). how do i know later what data have been ...
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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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How to loop through all columns in a table/layer getting all data for a row/feature in MapBasic?

I'm trying to extend this GNU-licensed plugin MI2SVG, which converts MapInfo maps to SVG, so that it writes associated table data into the SVG it creates, so that browser based JS web applications can ...
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What arguments does MapBasic's ColumnInfo() take?

MapBasic's tableInfo() function has a KnowledgeBase docs page here listing the arguments and all the attributes it takes, and a usage example in the reference document. columnInfo() has neither of ...
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String Size/Query in Mapbasic

I want to select many objects on the screen and select other objects that share the same attributes with the chosen group. So I'm creating a tool to select many object based in five tables' columns ...
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MapBasic error when creating button with conditional functions: “Commandinfo: Argument 2 out of range”

I am new to MapBasic and this particular forum so please excuse my somewhat simple questions and potential violations of the GIS SE protocol - not intentional :) Also, thank you in advance for any ...
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Making a Button in mapinfo with conditional function

I have following code : Sub create_ButtonFromVendor Dim i As Integer i=1 Create ButtonPad "allVendor" As ToggleButton Icon MI_ICON_ZOOM_QUESTION Calling ...
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How do I automatically print individual regions from a MapInfo table to a PDF without interactively selecting and printing each one?

I need to automatically print individual polygons that make up a table. I need them to be a close-up view of the polygon and print to a PDF file. It is very time consuming to print each one ...
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MapBasic | Objects Combine

Can anybody tell me how I can combine the geo objects of one relation to one single object? I reckon the Object Combine function is right one, but I have no idea how to specify the code... Thanks, ...
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How to work with tables in MapBasic?

I try to get data from table use MapBasic: Dim nCol = "ColumnName" Fetch First From Untitled Do While Not EOT(Untitled) colValue = Selection.nCol Note colValue Fetch Next From Untitled Loop ...
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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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In MapBasic, how do I allow a user to choose a folder?

I have used the FileOpenDlg() function to allow the user to choose a file. I would like to do the same thing to allow them to choose a folder so I can save files to the folder without the user having ...
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In MapBasic, how do I register a table in XLS format that has a different range from one execution to another?

I need my application to be able to register an XLS table that does not have a set range. One time it may be A2:AL10000, the next it may be A2:AL2000, etc. I have not seen this anywhere in the ...
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Map Basic. Where-clause in Select Statement

what is wrong with this statement? I recon the where-clause is the problem. Select * from "BEDIRECT_POT_" + vo_num, PLZ5_2012_bereinigt where "BEDIRECT_POT_" + vo_num.PLZ like ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...