MapInfo Professional x64 function "Clear Map Objects" missing

Products affected: MapInfo Pro™

 

Issue

A customer wants to delete the geometry from a feature on a layers (tables) but keep the attribute data. In recent versions there was a function for this which is missing in 12.5.3 (x64-bit)

Cause

This feature was mistakenly unavailable during the development process for the 64bit version, but is already addressed by installing a patch or upgrading to the next release.

Resolution

UPDATED: December 4, 2019
This has been already fixed in 12.5.3 patch. The function can be found under the table ribbon next to "Add New Row" and will get enabled as soon as a layer is editable and a feature is selected. 

As a workaround a MapBasic command can be used to delete the geometry. For this please try:

- Select the feature(s) in the map
- Open the MapBasic window
- Paste "Delete object from selection" (without quotation marks) and hit CTRL+Return  

Now open a browser window for the table, and the attributes for this feature should still be there.