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Using Data Graphics in Visio 2013


Visio 2013 was released recently with updates including the new visio file format .vsdx, easier collaboration abilities and my favorite, the ability to provide data graphics to shapes. In this blog I will be discussing some of the basics of creating and using these data graphics with both internal Visio data and external data sources.

Visio Services-Binding Data to Line Graph


Visio Professional 2013 allows users to bind dynamic data to shapes, external images, sheets, graphs, and just about anything else you can put in a Visio doc. Out of the box, Visio provides some data graphics which allows you to display this data visually. The exhaustive list of data graphics provided is: text callouts, data bar, icon sets, and color by value. When creating a relatively complex custom dashboard, these four graphics just don’t cut it, as I sadly discovered. One problem I ran in to is the fact that after binding a data row to a line graph, you can’t use data fields to dictate the placement of points in the graph (although it is possible to bind each bar in a bar chart to fields).  After scouring the internet for a way to do this, and eventually having…