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Resolve issue where EasyLoader fills empty character files with blanks in SQL Server

Product Feature: Tools/3rd Party Plugins
Product: MapInfo Professional 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, MapInfo Pro 15 
 

Issue

EasyLoader fills empty character files with blanks in SQL Server. This causes trouble and means significant effort for customer as they afterwards need to manipulate the uploaqded table so they just contain NULL as expected. 

Cause

MapInfo Pro explicitly converts empty strings to NULLs, EasyLoader doesn't do it.

Resolution

UPDATED: September 8, 2017
A bug has been filed to make EasyLoader behavior consistent with MI Pro. Unfortunately there is no way to workaround the problem.