Attaching Multiple External Data Providers to Visio Diagrams to Visualize Data

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: Podcast

In this podcast, speakers focus on data connectivity. They share techniques for connecting multiple and potentially disparate data sources to Visio diagrams and for using that collection of external data to visualize the up-to-the-minute status of that data in Visio diagrams. Other topics they cover include pointing to and attaching multiple external OLEDB and ODBC-compliant data sources to a Visio diagram, filtering specific data fields from connected data sources to be attached to a Visio diagram, aggregating data and attaching the data to specific Visio SmartShape symbols, pulling selected data fields into Shape Data fields of the Visio SmartShape symbols using both automated and manual methods.