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"Create Location" in SAP Analytics Cloud not possible


I am new to SAP Analytics cloud and want to create a map with bubble layer. My Excel file contains longitude and latitude information.

I saw a few tutorials wher after upload of the data the option "Create Location" is chosen for a column in the dataset.

I am missing this option for all of the columns (no matter whether measure or dimension etc) and though cannot create a location and no bubble chart is possible.

Creating a Points of Interest map however is possible with the dataset. However, I want to use bubbles to represent measures not just show the PoIs.

What am I missing ?

Every hint is appreciated.

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    Aug 27, 2017 at 05:46 PM

    Hi Marcus - I am sorry for the delay in replying - I was on vacation for over a week.

    Here's where you can create the location - it appears to have changed from previous versions:

    In my case, I select the state while creating the model, and then select "add dimension attribute" and then select Geo Location

    Then you can map latitude and longitude

    Good luck!

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  • Aug 28, 2017 at 01:50 PM


    thanks, that solved it! But now I have the next issue.

    The excel has many lines with data for the same geo location.

    The system wants to delete the duplicates, thats not what I want. How can I get around this ? I need e.g. an aggregation of sales for a specific location .

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    • I agree with Tammy, a new question is better as this was answered and related to geolocations.

      If your Excel also contains a unique value, such as recordID, it won't be considered duplicates.