Is it possible to asign multiple tables (not rows) to differenciated Visio 2013 shapes?

Hi all. I've build a unifilar map (sort of GIS) in Visio 2013, with 5  or 6 shape masters, and multiple instances of them in the map. I want to know if is it possible to assign a different database archive and table of external data for each shape instance, in a way that when I open the external data window, this only show the table assigned to the master shape instance, and not all the external data tables for the Visio sheet.

Is there a way to do it??

Best regards
Gustavo GarciaAsked:
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
I'm a bit confused as to what you have here...
Are you saying that this Visio diagram displays Access db information?

Can you explain, in very general terms, what you are trying to accomplish?

for example:
"I am trying to get a Vsio diagram to display_____________ instead of _______, ...when I ____________"

Esoteric terms like: "Shape Instance", only apply to Visio, and have very little bearing in MS Access.

Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
By default, Visio always opens the External Data window with all tabs visible. (As you know, each tab represents the link to one data source.) As a result, you will see the tabs for the data sources assigned to each shape instance -- which is not what you want.

The only way I can think of to control which tabs appear would be to write code that fires on the Document_Opened event -- not rocket science, but not Visio VBA rookie territory either.

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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
BTW, if you'd like to pursue the code idea, you might start with a three-part series of tutorials I recorded for Microsoft Virtual Academy: Becoming a Visio Power User. In particular, Part 3 is about programming Visio using VBA.
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Thanks for accepting my answer. If you do pursue the code path and need assistance, feel free to post a new question.
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