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cartessius
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Map not displaying data points

Hello,

 

I am following a LinkedIn tutorial regarding Power BI, and the tutorial uses online sample dashboard "Retail Analysis Sample".

 

The problem I am having is with displaying data points in case when I want to create a new report. After dragging and dropping a map icon and CITY object to the canvas the map is shown but no data is shown. 

(By right-clicking on the map and choosing "Show Data" I can see the data in table form.)

 

Map not showing data points

 

Did anyone face similar issues?

 

Thank you!

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Hi @cartessius,

 

By my tests, if you change the Data Category of the City column to be Place, it will show successfully.

 

map.PNG

 

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
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Anonymous
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In the latest version of Power BI Desktop the data category is selected from here:

Map visual 1.png

cartessius
New Member

Hello,

 

I am using a sample Power BI application "Retail Analysis Sample" while following a Linkedin tutorial about Power BI.

 

When I drag-and-drop CITY field to a canvas, the map i shown but no data poins are shown.

 

datapoints.png

 

Data points are shown neither on powerbi.com nor on Power BI desktop.

 

I first though the problem is with regional settings - decimal point vs comma - however, that does not seem to be a case.

 

Anyone has any idea on how to show data points with the sample data?

 

Thank you!

Hi @cartessius,

 

By my tests, if you change the Data Category of the City column to be Place, it will show successfully.

 

map.PNG

 

Best Regards,

Cherry

Community Support Team _ Cherry Gao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Thank you @v-piga-msft !

The data is shown on the map by selecting the data category as Places.

 

Have a great day!

 

v-danhe-msft
Employee
Employee

Hi  @cartessius,

I can reproduce this issue in Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service, I will report it internally and post back once I get any updates.

 

Regards,

Daniel He

Community Support Team _ Daniel He
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hello @v-danhe-msft,

 

Thank you for your message. Cherry helped me with her suggestion (changing the data category to Places).

 

Cheers!

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