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Selecting objects creates queries

  • 1.  Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-22-2020 00:09
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    Hi,

    I've recently upgraded to Mapinfo2019.1 and noticed everytime I click on a layer/table it creates a new query instead of "Selection" .

    So i'm ending up with huge numbers of queries. how do I change this back to showing just "Selection" when i click single/multiple objects instead of making a new query every time?

    Thanks,



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    Rajiv Mahendran
    Knowledge Community Shared Account
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  • 2.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-25-2020 08:56
    Hi Rajiv

    Typically, MapInfo Pro renames the Selection to QueryN when you start using the selection, for example if you show it in a browser or similar.

    I just tried it in my MapInfo Pro and I'm able to select one record at a time and stick to the Selection only. It's not being renamed to QueryN for every new feature I add to the selection using the Selector in the map window.

    Do you have any tools running that might react to the change in the selection? Are you clicking o the features in the map window one at a time to select them?

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Distinguished Engineer
    Pitney Bowes Software & Data
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  • 3.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-25-2020 18:57
    Thanks for the reply Peter,

    My work I.T. support figured it out, as you said as well, it was a tool that called 'Mask' that was creating the problem.

    Unloading the tool fixes the issue.

    Rajiv

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    Rajiv Mahendran
    Knowledge Community Shared Account
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  • 4.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-26-2020 02:09
    Thanks Rajiv,

    Let me take a look at that tool and get that issue fixed.

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Distinguished Engineer
    Pitney Bowes Software & Data
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  • 5.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-26-2020 19:35
    Thanks for raising this Rajiv. I had the same problem and it has been resolved by removing the mask tool. I am having another problem which  may have a similar cause. I am using Mapinfo 19.1. None of my right click menu options work on tables  displayed in the Explorer window. I have to go to the ribbon bar to do anything- even to delete the table
    . The right click action symbols look active (i.e. not greyed out). Any suggestions.

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    Jodi Turnbull
    Archaeologist
    Ochre Imprints
    Abbotsford VIC
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  • 6.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-27-2020 02:54
    Hi Jodi

    When I right-click on a table in the Table list, I still get the context menu.
    And I can also, for example, browse the table in a browser window via the context menu

    Do you not see the context menu when you right-click on a table, or does nothing happen when you click on one of the items in the context menu?

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Distinguished Engineer
    Pitney Bowes Software & Data
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  • 7.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-27-2020 03:02

    Hi Peter,

    I can see the menu but nothing happens when I click on it. I have tried it on an older version of Mapinfo that I have installed and the context menu works properly on that so I know that there is something wrong. I actually noticed it after I had been away on holiday back in January and had a temp working my system so I don't know what they might have done but it has never worked since. I have just installed the new 19.1 but that did not fix it either.

    I closed a few tools down also but no luck.

    Thanks

    jodi

     






  • 8.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 05-28-2020 04:55
    That sounds weird. I assume that you have selected a single table in the Table List before right-clicking?

    You might have to reach out to our Tech Support so that they can set up a screen sharing session with you. Write to them at software.support@pb.com.

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Distinguished Engineer
    Pitney Bowes Software & Data
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  • 9.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 06-02-2020 19:13

    Thanks Peter,

    I know- very weird.

    I will contact tech support and do  screen share. Thanks

    Jodi

     






  • 10.  RE: Selecting objects creates queries

    Posted 06-21-2020 23:33
    Hi,
    I saw this post a couple of weeks ago and thought that sounds odd, but didn't think more of it.
    Then just today I just started seeing similar strange behaviour.  I'm selecting polylines in a map window with the cursor. After each manual selections I see "Selection" listed as a query for a second or fraction of a second before changing to "QueryN".   However I'm not doing anything with the query which would change it from "selection" to QueryN. Sometimes it happens in a blink of an eye.
    I don't have the Mask tool loaded. I'm using MapInfo 2019.2.
    I closed and reopened MapInfo and it appears to be working normally again.

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    Kalu Ribush
    Senior Mapping Specialist
    Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)
    Melbourne VIC
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