Well, you need SOME kind of background image to do this, in PNG or JPEG format (I think those are the options). So, you'll have to draw the warehouse layout in some tool or application that can produce an image in those formats.
No shortcuts, I'm afraid.
If you want the viz to look like your warehouse Michael is correct - if that is not a requirement you can then of the canvas as a gridwork defined by rows and columns
eg. 10 columns and 70 rows to make 700 locations - assign each of you storages to a row-column combination - you can build that in excel - then load it into tableau to create your viz using shapes - rows and columns
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please post your excel sheet and your twbx workbook
the short answer is your need to relate your storage location into something that tableau can use
it yr think about you already did that in excel by creating cells like 5,c 32, e etc - tableau just doesn't read those cell addresses -
Tableau and all other data based systems (v cell based) like to read tall thin data table like
storage location Row Column
thanks for your explanation.
Attached you can find the Excel Sheet. There you can see the storage Layout, with the Storage Location.
Actually i dont have a Tableau Workbook, because i try to build the Data Foundation.
PMG-Lagerplaetze.xls 74.5 KB
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at the recent TC18 Matt Chambers and Ken Flerlage did a presentation of advanced visual techniques
See the link below there is a portion on how to do what we are talking about