4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2018 3:58 AM by Paulo Dantas

    geocoding.fdb does not exist

    Eric King


      When I open a Tableau 10 workbook I get a warnings


      "The custom geocoding data source C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 10.0\local\data\AreaCode.tds contains errors: Firebird database error 335544344: I/O error during "CreateFile (open)" operation for file "GEOCODING.FDB" -Error while trying to open file -The system cannot find the file specified. Unable to connect to the file "GEOCODING.FDB". Check that the file exists and that you have sufficient access privileges for it." (there are more of these warnings for County, Zip, CBA etc...)


      When I open the folder C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 10.0\local\data I notice that I am missing the GEOCODING.fdb file that I think Tableau uses to geocode city, county, cbsa zip etc...


      I still have tableau 9.0 installed on my desktop and in the file  C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 10.0\local\data I have this GEOCODING.fdb file. Is this Geocoding file something I have to download separately for Tableau 10.0? I'm just trying to figure out how to use the maps in Tableau 10!