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In the Data Source Generator

Hey All Again

Any Chance the Data Source Generator that it can use Latitude and Longitude?  or would it be best to scrip those values?

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Hey @cpentecost 


I'm responding cos no one else has as I'm not an expert on the Data Generator (Datasource step) - I tend to create my own data.


Latitude (-90.0000 to 90.0000) and Longitude (-180.0000 to 180.0000) are just essentially positive and negative decimals (scale = 4, precision = 6 or 7).  I had a look and there is an integer option, but there isn't a decimal option available in the generator.  There is a custom string option, but that looked like hard work to be honest.


I'd create my own rather (using a spreadsheet or something like that) than mess around trying to get the data generator to generate what you need.


Need to highlight there's probably a better way - but I cant think of any!







that's just my opinion though



The numbers are in decimal degrees format and range from -90 to 90 for latitude and -180 to 180 for longitude. For example, Washington DC has a latitude 38.8951 and longitude -77.0364 .
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I was able to enter the data using the grid function.  While listing the properties needed for the API calls.  this looks like what would need to be done.  I have been trying to not use Excel sheets as they would need to be loaded into Git.  It is time-consuming but until there is another way this should be satisfactory.  

Thanks for your weigh-in.



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