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Unable to Analyze Underlying Map Data


Published: 08 Mar 2013
Last Modified Date: 27 Sep 2016

Issue

Unable to use underlying data from map data layers to create calculated fields or do further data analysis.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Use the following workaround:
  1. Access underlying data from Tableau map partners or another source. For more information about Tableau map partners, see About Tableau Maps.
  2. Connect to this data from Tableau Desktop.

Cause

The data used to build maps in Tableau is part of the mapping service and so is not available for analysis, querying, or joins.
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