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Spatial Geometry Output to Hyper vs SHP Differences in Tableau

rdoptis
11 - Bolide

Hi There,

 

When outputting spatial geometry directly to a Tableau Hyper file from Alteryx 2019.1.6 and rendering this in Tableau the maps do not automatically zoom to the area where the marks are. When outputting these same data from Alteryx to a shapefile, then rendering this in Tableau leads to the expected results. Using Tableau to extract from this shapefile into a Hyper file also leads to the correct results. 

 

Any thoughts if this is expected or if this is a defect?

 

Sample Tableau workbook attached. 

 

Thank you,
Ryan

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JakeS
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hi @rdoptis 

 

I output a hyper file from Alteryx Designer 2019.1 and opened it in Tableau - It automatically zoomed in to the group of points:

 

TableauZoomed.png

 

How are you creating the hyper file? Does the same error occur if you create a workflow that has a Map Input tool with a few points on it going to an output data tool that produces a Hyper file? 

 

Jake

 

Jake Samuels

Principal Support Engineer
Alteryx, Inc.
rdoptis
11 - Bolide

Hi @JakeS,

 

I have posted a workflow screenshot on the previous page for a very simple workflow that reproduces to the issue. 

 

In your screenshot, are you using point or polygon marks? Polygon marks are where the issue seems to come into play. 

 

Best regards,
Ryan 

JakeS
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hi @rdoptis @MargaritaW 

 

Apologies, I was testing points instead of Polygons. I am able to replicate with polygons. There is a defect created for this issue, and we are working to implement it in an upcoming release. 

 

Jake

Jake Samuels

Principal Support Engineer
Alteryx, Inc.
jdrummey
9 - Comet

Hi @JakeS , any updates on this?

 

Jonathan

 

JakeS
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hi @jdrummey 

 

Our teams discovered that this a known issue with Tableau and the Hyper API we use to generate the file. Once this fix is made our teams can work to implement the changes in a new release. 

Jake Samuels

Principal Support Engineer
Alteryx, Inc.
jdrummey
9 - Comet

FYI to anyone following this...I got asked by a Tableau product manager to create a feature request on their side to support this, here it is to vote up if you'd like: https://community.tableau.com/ideas/11023

 

Jonathan

 

RuttanB
6 - Meteoroid

Hi Jonathan,

 

I went to upvote but the link is invalid

jdrummey
9 - Comet

Hi, here's the updated link (Tableau migrated their forums and it broke the links): https://community.tableau.com/s/idea/0874T000000HCAZQA4/detail

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