Join Operations

Use the Join feature in Studio to combine data from two datasets that share a common field. The resulting dataset will be added to the map as a derived dataset. It will not be uploaded to your Studio Cloud account and will be regenerated when the map loads.

To join Hex Tiles, visit the Hex Tile Join documentation.

Navigate to the Datasets section in the sidebar, then on any dataset click the More Options > Join.

The Join panel appears.

The join panel.The join panel.

The join panel.

Run the Join Operation

To run the join operation, you first need to specify parameters in the join panel.

1. Select a Join Type to use in the join operation.

Join typeIconDescription
Left JoinReturns a new dataset containing all rows from the left dataset and matched rows from the right dataset.
Inner JoinReturns a new dataset containing matching values from both left and right datasets.
Full JoinReturns a new dataset containing a match in either left or right datasets.

2. Select a right dataset, then select a common field the datasets share.

In the Right Dataset section, select a dataset to join on the right. Then, select a column containing a common field present in both datasets.

Supported data types for the common field include: string, integer, date, and timestamp.

3. Fix Duplicated Columns

After selecting a right dataset, Studio will notify you of any duplicated columns in both datasets. Rename or unselect the columns to fix duplicated columns.

4. Click Run to complete the join operation.

It may take several moments to complete the join operation. Once complete, a preview table appears showing the new dataset generated by the join operation. You may change any parameters of the join operation, then click Rerun to run the join operation with new parameters.

To edit the new dataset's name, click the title on the preview table.

5. Click Confirm to add the dataset to the map.

6. The new dataset will appear in the Datasets section, linked to the left dataset.

The joined dataset, linked to the left dataset from the join operation.The joined dataset, linked to the left dataset from the join operation.

The joined dataset, linked to the left dataset from the join operation.

Spatial Join

To combine attributes from one dataset to another based on their spatial relationship, use the Spatial Join feature.


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