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J-Saw Frequent Visitor
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Filled Map by 3 digit Zip Code

Hi team:

I've been working with filled map to monitor sales, and instead of using the regular 7 digit zip code, we use the prefix of it and plug in a 3 digit zip code:

 

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Nevertheless, the 3 digits Zip codes that starts with a 0 (i.e: CT, MA, ME, etc.), will not display the saturation map.

I've tried turning the 3 digit zip code to text in data type, as well as zip code in data category. I didn't work.

If y'all have an answer for this I will appreaciate it.

Kind regards.


 

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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
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Re: Filled Map by 3 digit Zip Code

@J-Saw,

Power BI integrates with Bing to provide default map coordinates and Bing Maps provides filled map shapes for locations around the world. However, without a valid entry in the Location well, Power BI cannot create the filled map.

In your scenario, 3 digits Zip codes that start with 0 are not enough for Bing to correctly display the saturation in map, use regular 7 digit zip code instead or you can add latitude and longitude values to your dataset which return results more quickly.

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
J-Saw Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Filled Map by 3 digit Zip Code

I fixed it by creating a hierarchy of: State - 3 Digit zip code - Zip code. And then drill down by hierarchy.

In this sense the heat map will display the ones that started with a 0.

Thanks.


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Moderator v-yuezhe-msft
Moderator

Re: Filled Map by 3 digit Zip Code

@J-Saw,

Power BI integrates with Bing to provide default map coordinates and Bing Maps provides filled map shapes for locations around the world. However, without a valid entry in the Location well, Power BI cannot create the filled map.

In your scenario, 3 digits Zip codes that start with 0 are not enough for Bing to correctly display the saturation in map, use regular 7 digit zip code instead or you can add latitude and longitude values to your dataset which return results more quickly.

Regards,
Lydia

Community Support Team _ Lydia Zhang
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
J-Saw Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Filled Map by 3 digit Zip Code

I fixed it by creating a hierarchy of: State - 3 Digit zip code - Zip code. And then drill down by hierarchy.

In this sense the heat map will display the ones that started with a 0.

Thanks.