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

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How to pass a variable (FilesToAdd) from VBA script (interface) to a Mapbasic program?

Option Explicit Public FilesToAdd As Integer Private Sub TEST_Click() FilesToAdd = 1 Dim b As Variant Dim Prog As String Dim File As String Prog = "C:\Program ...
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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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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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What are some GIS outlets for my open source MapBasic utility module and library?

I'm actively developing a MapBasic module that provides additional MBX programming functionality by wrapping .NET 4.0 and Win32 API calls in easy to use MapBasic functions and subs. MB_Utils acts as ...
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Dialog Table Name Prompt Error In MapBasic_Mapbasic

I am trying to prompt the Table name from the opened tables and to use it in the rest of the program, but what i get is (Table (i) is not open) after clicking ok the Sub Procedure is below, please ...
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Run the Sub procedure by selecting an object from the map

In Mapbasic made custom menu selected item to run sub procedure, what i want to make the Sub procedure to be ready to run by selecting an object from the map and run again by selecting another ...
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Getting Started with MapBasic?

I am new to MapBasic. I googled for tutorials and found various PDFs but could not get started with the resources. I would be glad if anyone could provide some path for learning MapBasic.
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error message: “Cannot split, erase or overlay with points, collection, Text or layout frame objects” in Mapbasic

In order to automate procedures using MapBasic, I wrote the code for overlapping two objects -- one a polygon object and the other a point object -- using Objects Intersect statement written below. ...
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How to Create site cells sectors in MapBasic for over 1000 records

I am new to mapbasic and i need to learn to create the cells of a site in MapInfo using the Mapbasic if any one can help me thanks in advance i Used the bellow script i found in the Web, and it was ...
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mapbasic, create polygon, insert node

Hi I try to create a parsel table from coordinates. My scripts are below. Why it does not show the results on the map? Thank you in advance! Create Table "parsel" (Parsel_Adi Char(10)) file ...
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How to write to Sql server from MapBasic and insert rows

I have created a table in Sql server 2014 with the columns: Id (int), Geom (geometry), RouteId (int), Desc (varchar(MAX)) I have succeeded in making the table mappable through MapInfo I have checked ...
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Is it possible to export MapJ object into TAB file in MapXtreme?

I am trying to open a TAB file having geometry information and bind/join it with JDBC Table having attribute information. Now I have to export the joined table along with map/geometry information from ...
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finding length of a custom type array in mapbasic

Hello I am just getting started with MapBasic and I have run in to some trouble trying to count the items in a custom type i have tried accomplishing this by running a loop until an error occur. ...
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How to create a array variable containing the values of another variable in a table?

I am new to mapbasic and would like to have an array variable (sac) in order to access it through the "For variable = 1 To n" function. I would like to create a loop that only takes on the value of a ...
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Check for extraneous bytes that appear before %PDF at the head of a MapInfo printed PDF file?

I am using a MapBasic program that automatically prints individual PDF maps of each polygon in my table. After getting an Adobe Reader XI update, the PDFs no longer open. I receive the following ...
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How to code for Thematic map in Mapbasic?

I would like to write code for creating a thematic map. The GUI command in Mapbasic window shows many lines in order to set up the different colours which will be used on the different polygons ...
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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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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 ...