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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 there currently that allows me do to this?

I'm using MapInfo 12 on a Windows 7 machine (if that helps).

  • I think it is a common issue in MapInfo, try waiting a few seconds after selecting an item with the info tool and try again – Alan Carr Apr 4 '14 at 12:13
  • The issue is to do with Tables that I (or other users) don't have write access to but are able to read (I realise I should have said that at the start) – Rhodri Curnow Apr 4 '14 at 12:47
  • Ah, yes. Unfortunately the Info tool doesn't let you mark and copy text from read-only columns. Could you select the text from the browser window instead (haven't tested if that's possible) – Peter Horsbøll Møller Apr 6 '14 at 18:55
  • You can select the text from a browser window, but only by whole rows. eg; I can't just pull the UPRN off a property, I have to copy and paste the whole block of information, which can be quite a lot in some cases. – Rhodri Curnow Apr 9 '14 at 9:35
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Following on from the comments on the question, you can avoid copying all the columns from the browser window by running a query using SQL Select to hold only the columns that you do want to copy ie just UPRN. A selection made on the base table will also be shown in the browser window of the query table meaning that you should be able to use this approach efficiently.

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This looks like another solution. A utility that may be able to grab otherwise unselectable text from many program 'messages'. I haven't tried it myself, but it was discussed on this reputable tech site. www.ghacks.net/2016/03/28/textify-copy-text-that-cannot-be-copied

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