Change data type
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When you work with geospatial data and our Mapbuilder, you will encounter different terms and data types. It is important to understand what kind of data types are used in our Mapbuilder. The reason for this is that certain operations or styling options require a specific data type. The data types listed in table 1 are used in the ‘My Data’ section of the Mapbuilder.
|Number||Data type that consists of numbers (0 – 9).|
|String||Data type that consists of texts or characters (a – z) numbers can be stored as text as well.|
Data type that shows a date (2020-03-01T15:36:18+01:00). This data consists of:
|Boolean||Data type that may contain a TRUE or FALSE value.|
Data type which tells the system how the feature has to be drawn on the map. This can contain the following options:
When you upload a file or dataset, the Mapbuilder will automatically give each column a data type. The data type given to each column can be found underneath the title of the column.
If you need to change this type you can click on the caret symbol next to the title of the column. This will give you a dropdown menu. When you select the ‘Change data type…’ option it will give the different options that the Mapbuilder works with.
Keep in mind! Postal code data as a string type field
The most common mistake is made with postal codes. In some cases postal code datasets have a string (text) type instead of a number. This type doesn’t allow you to create a range map styling based on postal codes.