Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Rylee Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Line Chart with Time Periods as Column Headers

I want to create a line chart showing dollar sales trend of a product over 52 weeks in a line chart. Currently, my data is formatted so the different products appear in rows, the column headers are weeks of the year, and the values of those columns are dollar sales.


This is how I would format my data if I was making this chart in Excel, but I can't seem to do this is BI.


Does anyone have a suggestion on how to do this or if it is possible?


Thanks! Robot Happy

chbraun Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Line Chart with Time Periods as Column Headers



the format of your data should be like this for each row: product, week, sales. Once you have that building the line chart is trivial - just put week on "Axis" and sales on "Values" in the line charts configuration pane.


Now, in order to get from the format you have to the format I mentioned above you need to unpivot your data, i.e. pull the week values into rows in a new column. Luckily, that's a ready-made action in the "Edit query" editor - just select the columns you need to unpivot, hit a buttom - et voila, you have the data in the format you need. 🙂


Here's a link to a step-by-step description: Pivot and unpivot with Power BI


Hope this helps!



Helpful resources

New Topics Started Badges Coming

New Topics Started Badges Coming

We're releasing new versions of the badge that everyone's talking about. ;) Check your inbox for notifications.

MBAS 2020

Save the new date (and location)!

Our business applications community is growing—so we needed a different venue, resulting in a new date and location. See you there!

Difinity Conference

Difinity Conference

The largest Power BI, Power Platform, and Data conference in New Zealand

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors (Last 30 Days)