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Geographic Roles Unavailable for Some Fields


Published: 28 May 2014
Last Modified Date: 18 Aug 2016

Issue

When assigning geographic roles, the option is unavailable for some fields.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Remove custom geocoding stored in your Tableau Repository.

From the Tableau Desktop toolbar, select Map > Geocoding > Remove Custom Geocoding.

Note: This operation will not remove the geocoding from a packaged workbook, but will remove custom geocoding from the local data folder in your Tableau Repository.

Cause

Custom geocoding will sometimes override the default geocoding built into Tableau Desktop. When this happens, fields that should display geographic roles will be missing the option. Removing the custom geocoding will allow Tableau Desktop to resume using its default geocoding, thereby allowing the fields to display geographic roles properly.
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