Splitting multiple categories in an attribute

When an attribute includes multiple categories split by a specific character, this step separates these categories and creates multi-valued categorical attributes.

To split these categories,

  1. Open the attribute panel,
  2. Open settings of the attribute by clicking [ ⋮ ],
  3. Select Convert data type
  4. Select Multi-Cat. (Split By), and
  5. Select the separating character.


  • The separating character should not appear in any of the category texts. So, if some category includes the ";" character, you should use a different character, such as * or + as separator in your data source. 
  • Another option is to store and load this data as JSON strings, such as ["Apples","Bananas"], and select the Parse as JSON option under Convert data type option.