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Geographic Roles Mapped from Secondary Data Source Do Not Display


Published: 30 Dec 2015
Last Modified Date: 28 Aug 2017

Issue

When mapping geographic roles from a secondary data source in Tableau Desktop, the expected results are not displayed on the map.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Use the geographic role in the primary data source on detail instead of the dimension from the secondary data source.

Note: If the geographic role does not exist in the primary data source, then it will be necessary to create the view with the data source that contains the geographic role as the primary data source.

Cause

The Tableau Desktop geographic database is only matched up to geographic roles in the primary data source when data blending.
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