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M4R10 Frequent Visitor
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Creating a Shelving View

Dear Community,

I'm trying to create a supermarket shelving view on Power BI desktop.

My data include: Store, Category, Date of the shelving "capture", Item information (EAN, description, manufacturer, brand, segment, Width and height), Location of the item at the shelving (Shelf, Module, Position), etc.


Using an horizontal stacked bar chart, I was able to create a view of the shelf, showing the shelves, and the order of the items with their width (see the image below, where ANCHO is WIDTH, BANDEJA is SHELF and MOD-POS refers to a mix between MODULE and POSITION).


Shelving pic 1.JPG

Also, using "edit interactions" I can highlight all items that belong to a same manufacturer or brand (cool!!)


My problem is I need to assign a same colour to each item, and not to each position (as I have it now).
Also, an important improvement would be to be able to assign a same color to the items that belong to a same manufacturer, brand or segment.

I know this colour view is possible to be built on Qlik, if anyone knows or have had a similar experience trying to create a shelving view on Power BI, I'll be very grateful of their comments.




Re: Creating a Shelving View

Hi @M4R10,


This isn't a direct answer to your query but you have you checked out this custom visual for Power BI?


You could create floorplan and shelve layouts that might be quite useful to you.

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M4R10 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Creating a Shelving View

Thanks @Phil_Seamark,

I have already checked it out (I'll take it a second look), but I think that specific custom visual helps to create an unique store layout or shelving.
And what I'm trying to do is create different shelving layouts (different product categories) and update them on a weekly basis the products located at the shelf, due the data change weekly in terms of number of shelves and modules, number and position of the items, etc.




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