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Error: "Warnings occurred while importing the custom geocoding data (...) The file <fileName.csv> could not be used because it is missing the following columns"


Published: 05 Apr 2016
Last Modified Date: 24 Jul 2017

Issue

Custom geocoding file fails with the error message:

 Warnings occurred while importing the custom geocoding data. Do you want to keep the imported geocoding? The file <fileName.csv> could not be used because it is missing the following columns: Latitude. Column names are case sensitive and must match exactly.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 
  • Custom Geocoding

Resolution

  • Make sure there are no extra spaces after the field names and before or after the commas in the Custom Geocoding file.
  • If using the Schema.ini file, ensure that the field 'Format=' describing the character used for separating columns, is correct.

Cause

Issue with the format of the Custom Geocoding file.
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