Column types do not match when opening Excel files with MapInfo Pro 2019

Affected products: MapInfo Pro 2019
 

Issue

When opening a .xlsx file in MapInfo Pro 2019, the numeric columns are formatted as Character and not as Integer or Float as expected.

Cause

This is a known bug already referenced under MIPRO-114556.

Resolution

UPDATED: March 16, 2020
This bug is planned to be fixed in MapInfo Pro 2019.1 release, scheduled for early April 2020.