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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 use the select too to select an item and then run the program. I was wondering how I'd go about selecting an object with a click then it instantly running the main part of the tool?

Thanks, Alan

  • I have modified the code in the MapBasic reference guide (as I will only be working with points), however I've gone wrong somewhere as when I click on any point it selects all points in the table! Here is what I have: pastebin.com/4Ee1BdUd – Alan Carr May 21 '13 at 14:13
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Build your SQL statement at runtime:

comm = "Select * from "+s_table+" where rowid ="+i_row_id+" into Selection" 
Run Command comm
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Or just:

Select * from s_table 
   Where rowid = i_row_id 
   into Selection  
  • I'm thinking that this was probably intended as a Comment on another Answer rather than an Answer in its own right. – PolyGeo May 23 '13 at 8:28
  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – PolyGeo May 23 '13 at 8:29
  • Well, my answer is another of doing it. The first answer does it using a string built at runtime but it can also be done using a select statement without involving the Run Command statement – Peter Horsbøll Møller May 23 '13 at 10:12
  • My apologies - I'm not sure where that second comment attributed to me came from but it seems to have been system generated - and I don't think the first (somewhat similar) Answer was there when I reviewed yours and thought it was out of context. By way of apology I'll upvote your answer. – PolyGeo May 23 '13 at 10:34

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