1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 2, 2013 7:20 AM by Allan Walker

    Can map locations be grouped or merged?

    howard.field

      Is it possible to group the inbuilt map locations in Tableau? I have a data source where areas such as Hawkes Bay and Gisborne (New Zealand) are grouped i.e. "Hawkes Bay/Gisborne" (also Nelson/Marlborough as well).

       

      This creates a problem with my filled map as Tableau only lets me assign one location to each group, when actually the data applies to the other areas as well.

       

      For example in the attached screenshot, the Hawkes Bay/Gisborne area in my data can only be matched to either Hawkes’ Bay or Gisborne in Tableau.

       

      Is there any way to solve this issue? I don’t want to have to manually edit the data source because this would then have to be re-done every time it is refreshed.

       

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      Thanks!