Insert Features Using SQL


Inserts features in a table by performing a query on a table using an MI SQL Insert command string. See the MapInfo SQL Language Reference for detailed information on MapInfo SQL functions.

The body JSON representation of the geometries is in GeoJSON format. For more information on GeoJSON, see

Note: You must have View permissions on the named table as well as Create/Modify/Delete permissions on the named table's associated dataset to perform insert, update, and delete operations on writable tables. See Access Control for Datasets in the Administration section for more information.
Note: Insert is supported on PostGIS, Oracle, SQL Server, SAP HANA, GeoPackage, and generic JDBC tables. Named tables with composite primary keys are not writable.


The following format is used for HTTP POST requests:

HTTP POST:  /FeatureService/tables/features.rep?
POST Data: [insert=MI SQL query]&[l=locale]
POST BODY: Content-Type:application/json {bound parameters}

The {bound parameters} is a POST json body (Content-Type: application/json) for the MI SQL insert query containing one or multiple parameters to be included. Null values are supported; however, a type is still required.

Note: The json in the POST is optional; it is only required if the SQL query uses bound parameters.

For information on the parameter types listed below, see Request URL Data Types.

Parameter Type Required Description
rep String yes The representation to be returned. Supported representation is json.
insert=MI SQL query String yes The insert query to perform, in MI SQL format.
l=locale String no The locale in which to return the table information. Uses the Java Locale format consisting of an ISO two letter language code and an ISO two letter country code. If not specified then assumes server default.


Returns the number of successfully inserted features in a named table in the repository.


Inserts features from MyTable using a bound parameter:

VALUES (257,'Bahrain', 'Manama', 'Asia', @geomParam) 
     "parameters": [{
           "name": "geomParam",
           "value": {
                 "type": "Point",
                 "coordinates": [-72, 42],
                 "crs": {
                       "type": "name",
                       "properties": {
                             "name": "epsg:4269"