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Visio diagram displays SQL data

Visio diagram displays SQL data

Visio diagram displays SQL data

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Is there any way to link Visio to a database or more simply to a spreadsheet that a flow diagram displays values that update when database or spreadsheet updates to automatically reflect the new values?

Example  If I have three boxes in the shape of a pyramid.  Top box (labeled A) and bottom boxes labeled B & C.  A connects to B & C, but B & C don't connect to each other.  I run a query that counts how many A's  then how many for B and C.  The query or spreadsheet could be using those labels A, B, C to identify where to put the counts (next to the correct box).

Where can I go to find out if this is possible... I feel that this is possible but after different search methods with Google, I am without a game plan.

Thank you in advance.

RE: Visio diagram displays SQL data

It is possible, but it may depend on your "flavour" of Visio. Currently you can get Visio Standard or Visio Professional. Database connectivity is in the pro version.

John...   Visio MVP - Visio.MVPs.org

RE: Visio diagram displays SQL data

"data aware" shapes are supported in Visio Pro 2007.  To really 'kick it up a notch' you can hook the diagrams and shapes to a database - you may need some code to tie it all together.
 

P. W. Johnson
http://www.pragmatica-innovations.com
Heard about... Enterprise Architecture, system, operational, data architecture, modeling and a few others :)

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