2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 29, 2016 12:32 PM by Shawn Holman

    Importing Custom Geocoding of Filled Map

    William Hampton

      I have 10 beta and Tableau has made a lot of improvements in being able to create custom geographies.

       

      My company is organized into multiple divisions and regions.  Each US zip code is tied to a specific region and each region is tied to a specific division.

       

      In beta, I can bring in my company's hierarchy and plot my filled maps appropriately.  However, it always requires its own data source which was over 40,000 lines from our SQL database.

       

      I want to be able to import these as custom geographies so that I can make our Division a Tableau geography where I do not have to use the separate data source coming from our SQL database.

       

      In essence, if I have a data source with 4 divisions (north, south, east, and west) and sales for each region, I want to be able to make the division from the data source the custom division geography and not have to blend the two together.

       

      I believe you can import custom geographies using the map importer for map points but not filled maps.

       

      Anyone have any suggestions?