TAB files created in MapInfo Pro 15.2 64-bit cannot be opened into 3rd-party applications.

Issue

TAB files created in the latest 64-bit version of MapInfo Pro 15.2 or MapInfo Discover 2015.2 cannot be opened by 3rd party applications, such as Leapfrog Geo. They may also not be supported (in rare cases) in 32-bit Mapinfo Pro 15.0.

Solution

There are a number of enhancements to the TAB file format, which may not be backwards compatible with 3rd party programs.

Please contact our technical support team (software.support@pb.com) for assistance with this issue.




For advanced users:

The following Mapbasic statement (typed into the MapBasic window) will save a table with a backwards compatible blocksize (512) and charset (WindowsLatin1), and as a standard NATIVE (non-unicode, whereas the new NATIVEX is unicode).

Commit Table TABLE_TO_SAVE As "C:\myfolderpath...\newtablefilename.tab" TYPE NATIVE Charset "WindowsLatin1" blocksize 512 Interactive

Where TABLE_TO_SAVE is the TABLE_TO_SAVE.tab you currently have opened in MapInfo.

Note this new tab file may not preserve all data from your original tab file (i.e. it may involve data loss).





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