Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Visio -- Linking data to shapes

Posted on 2014-02-05
1
Medium Priority
?
1,707 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-21
In the video below, a Visio MVP demonstrates how to link data to shapes (in Visio 2007).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqh9voTlOso

I'm awaiting to get the license of 2010 (within next few days), so I wasn't able to follow all of the steps.   However, Visio 2003 (which I have) still has similar features... so I may be able to mimic some of these steps for testing purposes.

Now, in a 2nd video (by same MVP), it appears that the data "behind" the shape doesn't necessarily/automatically show up.    In this video (at ~ time 0:48), some reference is given to display the data... however, it doesn't actually provide the steps for doing so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSeLZ0ip_oI

So, my question is as follows:   In the example given (again, I'm working with 2003 for right now but soon will switch to Visio 2010), how can I actually display the four custom values in the shape (i.e., shape on canvas... not just in the shape's properties)?

Thanks in advance,
EEH
0
Comment
Question by:ExpExchHelp
1 Comment
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Visio_Guy earned 2000 total points
ID: 39838603
Hi EEH,

A few hints for now.  Older versions of Visio have the Database Wizard add-on, which allows you to link data to shapes from external sources. It's actually better than the newer features, in that you can have two way links to and from Visio, although I've been told that it is a resource-intensive add-in...I don't remember the specifics. You'll find it under something like Tools > Add-ins > Visio Extras.

Also, once you have data in shape data fields ("Custom Properties" in Visio 2003, I think), you can display values in the text of a shape using Insert > Field.

Not a full explanation, but perhaps something to get you pointed in the right direction.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever created a custom Visio stencil – a collection of your own unique master shapes – and then created a drawing by dragging masters onto the drawing page? Have you then made changes to the stencil master and wondered why the shapes on the …
Book Review: Using Microsoft Visio 2010 by Chris Roth   Disclaimer: The author of Using Visio 2010 is a friend and fellow Visio MVP. Whether you’re new to Visio or are upgrading to Visio 2010 from a previous version, you will find a lot to like…
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Kernel Data Recovery is a renowned Data Recovery solution provider which offers wide range of softwares for both enterprise and home users with its cost-effective solutions. Let's have a quick overview of the journey and data recovery tools range he…
Suggested Courses

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question