Last Modified Date: 19 Dec 2019
ResolutionUse one of the following workarounds.
Option 1Use UK Postcode Districts (outcodes), the first two-to-four-character segment of the five-to-seven-character UK postcode, to create map boundaries.
Option 2Use Custom Geocoding to plot the desired data on a map.
CauseTableau Desktop contains several built-in geographic roles with predefined longitude and latitude coordinates. Currently, the built-in geographic roles only include the UK outcodes.
Additional InformationA Brief Guide To UK Postcodes
Some custom geocoding resources are available from the Information Lab:
- Blog / UK Area Polygon Mapping in Tableau
- Blog / UK Postcode mapping in 5 minutes
- Blog / Hopefully the last word on UK postcode mapping in Tableau
To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature request in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Idea: UK Postcode Geocode mapping.
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