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Ferrus
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PowerBI MAP - display name label instead of address

Hello,

 

From the map visual, does anyone know how to display another column than just the address?

I have a column "Address" and "Name". On the map I want to display the name and not the entire address.

 

Thanks

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Other than listing the name inside a tooltip there isn't a way.


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Ferrus
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Thanks for the tips! 

But do you know if there is a tips for PowerBI Map ? and not ArcGis

Other than listing the name inside a tooltip there isn't a way.


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Watsky
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Hi @Ferrus

I assume what you are referring to is the Category Labels. If that is the case then there really isn't a way to do that using Addresses there are some other threads that talk about what can be done if you were using geo coordinates (lat / long) Solved: Maps: Change the Category Label to another data p... - Microsoft Power BI Community

As an alternate solution you could use ArcMaps to display a name field instead. Even though ArcMaps asks you to sign in you don't have to.  If you don't have the visual enabled you can enable it by:

1. Click File

2. Click Options and Settings

3. Click Options.

4. Click Security

5. Check the box for ArcGIS for Power BI.

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Once you have it enabled you will see the visual icon 

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1. Click the ArcMaps visual. It'll ask you to login but just ignore this.

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2. Add your address field to Location and add name to one of the fields such as Color or Tooltips.

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3. Inside the visual you will see a toolbar on the left side. Click the Layers button

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4. Click the Layers option button (three dot button) then click Labeling.

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5. Click Enable labels and click the drop-down for Label field and change it to name.

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That's it. Now you will have the names on the map.

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Hope this helps!


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