Product: TIBCO Spotfire®
Supported data types for spatial data
When imported to TIBCO Spotfire, a shape using the SDE.ST_GEOMETRY data type will display as [..] instead of displaying the actual shape. This is because many data sources use SDE.ST_GEOMETRY as the data type for the polygon column, which is not supported in Spotfire.
For example, when trying to read SDE.ST_GEOMETRY data through an Oracle data connector, you might also encounter the following error:
ImportException at Spotfire.Dxp.Data: An error occurred when executing a query in the external data source. External error: ORA-28578: protocol error during callback from an external procedure ORA-06512: at "SDE.ST_GEOMETRY_SHAPELIB_PKG", line 67 ORA-06512: at "SDE.ST_GEOMETRY_OPERATORS", line 118
To resolve, use the SDO_GEOMETRY data type instead. This site outlines how to convert SDE.ST_GEOMETRY to SDO_GEOMETRY, which will import successfully into Spotfire: