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  • 1.  2gb limit on .tab file

    Posted 07-07-2020 13:53
    Hello all,

    What is the status of .tab file size limits in Mapinfo 17.0.3? Can it consume a tab file bigger than 2gb? Or if it is presented with a .tab file larger than 2gb does it just present what it can and ditch the rest?


    Stuart Carter
    Corporate GIS Manager
    Southwark Council

  • 2.  RE: 2gb limit on .tab file

    Posted 07-07-2020 14:29
    Hi Stuart,

    If you create Extended MapInfo .tab file (you can select it in UI), you will not be limited to 2 gb file size. Extended .tab file format is supported since version 15.2.


    Andrei Veselov
    Pitney Bowes Software Inc.
    Troy NY

  • 3.  RE: 2gb limit on .tab file

    Posted 07-08-2020 09:44
    Hi Stuart
    You can set all new tables to be Extended in the Options and System Settings Preferences
    PreferencesI have a 160GB vector file - it just takes a little longer to display and query!

    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom