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Portability of data can be an issue when working with MapInfo Pro. Think about how many tables you can have in one session and where all those files are located. On the network? On your laptop? In multiple file folders? Think about how overwhelming it could be if you wanted to use that same session of data on different computer. How would you collect and move that data easily from one machine to another? Copying files? Saving files? Don't worry, it's easy!What is the Workspace Packager? MapInfo Pro comes with a tool found within the Tool Manager called the Workspace Packager. The Workspace Packager will painlessly copy all tables that are currently open to a single file folder and create a workspace with no drive references. This means you can copy the contents of this file folder to a USB stick, CD / DVD, to a separate file folder, even zip up the contents so you or someone else can use this data on another machine. It's also a great way to archive a project.Using the Workspace Packager On the HOME tab, go to the Tool Extensions gallery. You will find the Workspace Packager in the list of Registered tools.
If you found this tool useful, there are others you can explore within MapInfo Pro and many more that can be downloaded from the Community Download page. If you already are using the tool, feel free to share your experience using the Workspace Packager.
This was another article in the MapBasic Tool of the Week #series.