Is it possible to automatically update a column in a MapInfo table with chronological numbers (1, 2, 3 etc.).

*This is without taking a chronological number set from another table

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Perhaps you mean update a column with the row number? If so, update it with the variable rowid.

  • Can you explain in simple terms how to do this? May 19 at 9:50
  • Table > Update Column. Choose the Table and Column to update. In the Value box, type rowid Click OK.
    – rossnixon
    May 20 at 0:58

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