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Link Excel Sheet Data to Visio Graphics

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I'm currently using Visio to import an Org. Chart via an excel sheet that is correctly formatted to do so.

Is there any way that I can make the org chart data dynamically link to the excel sheet after importing? Effectively "Link" the cells to the graphics so that when I make a change in excel it is reflected in Visio?
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Scott Helmers earned 500 total points
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Yes, you can link each org chart shape to the data in Excel. You just need to ensure that each person has a unique value that you can use for linking. This might be the person's full name, or even better, an employee number of other guaranteed-unique ID.

You can check out the data linking feature in several ways  via online demos and tutorials at Microsoft. Demo:

Look for Data Linking I and IV  tutorials here:

One  more useful link with concise instructions for using data linking:
Regards,
Scott
 
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Thanks Again Scott. "Automatic linking" and "Show this dialog box on open" were key in doing what I needed.
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