Add an icon set to a shape You can show your data by using sets of icons such as flags, traffic signals, and trend arrows. As you can see, not assigning primary keys to data recordsets when you create them can result in broken links between shapes and data, or in Visio linking shapes to rows other than the ones to which you want them linked. For more information on applying data to shapes, see. For example, the Label column in the Shape Data section, which provides the label that appears for a particular shape data item in the Shape Data dialog box, corresponds to the property, which controls the name that appears for the associated data column in the External Data window. I can enter a line in user Defined section, if I use that and follow the intructions, nothing changes. The driver for this is my on-going frustration with the Microsoft provided standard Shape Data window because of its shortcomings … for example, its lack of multi-line support even though it can hold 64k characters in each row, and its lack of a time control, even though it can store dates and time. Unlike previous updates, version 6.
The default value for this property is 0, meaning that neither of these events occur. Visio makes it easy to build visually compelling organization charts and enhance them to meet your specific business needs. Once again, when you set primary keys, make sure that the column or columns you pick to be primary key columns contain unique values or value sets for each row. For more information about data graphics, see. However, to get consistent results when you refresh data, it is essential that you make the primary key column value or set of values for multiple primary key columns unique for each row. A composite primary key uses two or more columns to identify a row uniquely.
Additionally, the property allows you to customize automatic refreshes of data. And finally, a Duration field is used to record time duration. If you are unsure about the correspondence between shapes and data rows, but know a match exists between a specific attribute of every shape and the data in one column in the data recordset, the method provides a means to link a selection of existing shapes to multiple rows of data. If you don't see the Shape Data window when you launch Visio, there are two ways to open it. In the latter case, you can display the Fill Color list for any field and change the color setting. I then inserted a table of each row into the shape, and displayed the Type, Label, actual Value, the Format string, and the formatted value if applicable.
SerialNumber, like so: click to view larger image and voila! The furniture shapes have been nicely updated in Visio 2016 or Visio 2013? This setting corresponds to the value a user can set in the Configure Refresh dialog box. At least one position in the array must have a value that corresponds to the values in the same position in theAutoLinkFieldTypes andFieldNames arrays. You can also leave the text color of affected shapes at the default setting as shown in the figure or you can manually change it. You can mix inserted fields with free-form text. SerialNumber, you can easily Ctrl + F9 insert a custom formula field into the text of the callout.
The first thing to think about is whether the Coin diagram type is the best way of representing data. In the ShapeSheet, scroll down to the Miscellaneous section, and locate the Comment cell 3. Simply changing the name of User. Additionally, you can quickly view specific data contained by several shapes at once by observing the shapes' data graphics. A data graphic is a visual enhancement that you can apply to shapes to show data that the shapes contain. After selecting Finish, the External Data tab at the bottom of Visio will open automatically 17. Reusing that data in the form of a report, is particularly handy in many situations.
It takes as parameters arrays of shapes to drop, coordinates, and data rows to link to. Note that the User-defined Cells values have all turned blue. For more information about this method, see. Figure 9-9 New data graphics can be based on shape data fields or data that resides elsewhere in a diagram In either case, you can use the More Fields entry shown in both parts of to create more sophisticated data graphics. The following sample shows one way to use the AutomaticLink method to link shapes and data automatically. For example, you can use a range of colors that pale from red to pink to correspond to regions with high, medium, and low increases in sales.
These enumerated values provide options to customize the method, for example, to replace existing links with new ones. To connect to an entirely new data source, set both the DataRecordset. Yana Terukhova is a Product Marketing Manager on the Microsoft Visio team. To link shapes, pass the LinkShapesToDataRows method a pair of arrays: one for shapes, and one for data rows. After you determine these numbers, you can pass them to methods of the Visio data-related objects to specify exactly how the shapes in your diagram should link to data rows in the available data recordsets.
The default is to display the data graphic. Shapes For Each s In vShapes If Left s. As a result, row order in the data recordset may change. For example, assume that you have a shape that represents a process, which contains data about the cost, process number, owner, function, start date, end date, and status for the process: 1. This way we can read our business-intelligent diagram most effectively. So one data graphic might show asset and serial numbers, while another data graphic would show the name and department associated with the shape. That is the case in our example, so we pass an empty string.
This toggles display of the Shape Data task pane. For more information on data graphics, see. You might see ew for weeks, or es for seconds. Important Notice the Insert and Delete buttons to the right of the Color Assignments section in. Note that the matching array positions must correspond.
But the existence of shape data in a diagram, adds enormous value, which is one of the reasons why a Visio picture is worth much more than a thousand words. In the following example, we pass the enumeration value visAutoLinkShapeText at array position 0. If I enter three, four, five, then Visio is happy. Stand Out as the employee with proven skills. In order to take advantage of Visio's data features, the first thing you need to know about is the Shape Data window. Print txt End Sub So, I had to make special consideration for lists and text formatting, and for displaying numbers if there is no formatting. In the Edit Item dialog box, under Position, select the position that you want.