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Unable to Create United Kingdom Maps Using Postcodes


Published: 23 Oct 2013
Last Modified Date: 21 Nov 2017

Issue

Unable to use the United Kingdom (UK) postcode data to create map boundaries.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Use one of the following workarounds.

Option 1

Use UK Postcode Districts (outcodes), the first two-to-four-character segment of the five-to-seven-character UK postcode, to create map boundaries.

Option 2

Use Custom Geocoding to plot the desired data on a map.

Cause

Tableau Desktop contains several built-in geographic roles with predefined longitude and latitude coordinates. Currently, the built-in geographic roles only include the UK outcodes.
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