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Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

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Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

i have a geo map

i am trying to create the map with measures at the state level with drill down to the zip code level

 

the state is working properly

 

i have zip code in my table and have changed it to Geography US Zip Codes

 

if i try to simply drag the new zip code field to the us map i get the error

"This external geography type is not supported"

 

any ideas. thanks


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‎12-16-2016 04:03 PM
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Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

Are you creating a geo region map? Because the documentation says this:

"Geo Region Map: A geo region map requires a geography variable with the role type of geography. However, it does not support custom geography data items or ZIP code data."

 

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/vaug/68648/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p08zq1v1bfz46an1frvdo...

 

 

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Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

Hi mhamlett,

 

Just to confirm, you are using 5 number US zip codes, correct? Can you paste some of your data so we can try to troubleshoot?

 

Thanks!

Varsha

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Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

Posted in reply to varsha_sas

we are using 5 digit zip codes

attached is a  sample of data.

 

 

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‎12-16-2016 04:03 PM
SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 480

Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

Are you creating a geo region map? Because the documentation says this:

"Geo Region Map: A geo region map requires a geography variable with the role type of geography. However, it does not support custom geography data items or ZIP code data."

 

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/vaug/68648/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p08zq1v1bfz46an1frvdo...

 

 

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Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

Posted in reply to Madelyn_SAS

va version 7.3 ...zip code is shown as a valid geography option.

i right click my zip code (which is a character field)

hover over geography

click US ZIP codes

 

try to drag this new field to the map.

"This external geography type is not supported"

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Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

What type of geo map are you creating? Region, bubble, or coordinate?

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Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

Posted in reply to Madelyn_SAS

region

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Re: Geography Issues with Visual Analytics using zip Code

Posted in reply to Madelyn_SAS

thats the issue.

i dropped a bubble map on the designer and the zip code works

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