4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2016 6:43 PM by Shane Michelon RSS

    GeoReduceGeometry error (Qliksense)

    Shane Michelon

      Hi community.


      I have been playing with maps recently and specifically, trying to load Australian Postcodes.  I have a kml file, but I get an error:


      The Hypercube results are too large


      I can accept that this may be the case as the file is quite large.


      So, I tried using Georeducegeometry.  However this always gives 'invalid expression'.


      To test it, I loaded a smallish world map kml file which displays fine in a map.


      When I tried to do georeducegeometry on this working and much smaller file,  I still get the invalid expression error:


      GeoReduceGeometry(world.Area) as [Area]


      I even tried reducing the table to a single row, but that fails too.


      What is the correct format for georeducegeometry?  Working map data does not seem to like this function.


      I have attached the sample kmls for reference.


      If anyone can help with getting an area based map of Australia Postcodes working, it would be great



        • Re: GeoReduceGeometry error (Qliksense)



          I do not know about GeoReduceGeometry but one way to use the Australian postcodes is to use IdevioMaps (se http://bi.idevio.com). There Australian postcode are included in the product, simplified and ready to use. You do not even need to load the areas but use the postcodes as the dimension in an AreaLayer and it will automatically find the areas and display them for you (under Location Settings, set that you mean postal areas and country is Australia).


          One note about simplification is that to get a good result you need to do the simplifications topologically, not one area at a time. Otherwise you will generally get gaps and overlaps between areas.


          Drop a message to info@idevio.com to get an evaluation license.



          • Re: GeoReduceGeometry error (Qliksense)
            Ralf Narfeldt


            the GeoReduceGeometry function is an aggregating function, so you need to use a Group By when you use it in the load script, otherwise you get the Invalid Expression error.

            Additionally, there is a second parameter to set the level of reduction, between 0 to 1, with 0 = no reduction and 1 = maximal reduction.


            GeoReduceGeometry - script and chart function ‒ Qlik Sense


            I'll see about improving the help for the geospatial function topics to include examples.







            FROM [lib://myData\world.kml]

            (kml, Table is [World.shp/Features]);



            LOAD world.Name, GeoReduceGeometry(world.Area,0.5) as [Area] resident Map Group By world.Name;

            • Re: GeoReduceGeometry error (Qliksense)
              kaan erisen

              Can you try this:




                  "Aus Postcode Boundaries 2015.Name",

                  "Aus Postcode Boundaries 2015.Point",

                  "Aus Postcode Boundaries 2015.Area"

              FROM [lib://desktop/Aus Postcode Boundaries 2015.kml]

              (kml, Table is [POA_2011_AUST_2013_11_26_14_20.kmz/POA_2011_AUST_2013_11_26_14_20.KML]);





              LOAD "Aus Postcode Boundaries 2015.Name",

              GeoReduceGeometry("Aus Postcode Boundaries 2015.Area",0.9) as [Area]

              resident aus_temp_map

              Group By "Aus Postcode Boundaries 2015.Name";



              drop table aus_temp_map;

              • Re: GeoReduceGeometry error (Qliksense)
                Shane Michelon

                Thankyou!  I was unaware of the fact that it was an aggregation.  The group by worked perfectly and the large dataset now displays correctly.


                The Help was not very clear on that fact!