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MapInfo Pro - "Variable or Field XXXX not defined" error when attempting to use Update Column


 

Issue

The following error is encountered when using the Table > Update Column function to update a column with a new value...

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Cause

This is due to incorrect syntax. The field which is being updated is a character type therefore MapInfo Pro expects the double quotation " " syntax at the beginning and end of the value e.g. "hello"

Resolution

UPDATED: April 10, 2017
Add a double quotation at the beginning and end of the value e.g. "hello"