Data Import and Export Features in Visio 2016 (and 2013)

One of my most viewed articles is about the data import and export features in Visio 2010 (see ), so I thought that I should do something similar for Visio 2016. In fact, there is very little change since Visio 2013 …. The download file contains VBA code that I used to connect the shapes together from the data recordsets.





Click here to view the pdf :!311121&authkey=!ADvirzitxZ2L8Xs&ithint=file%2cpdf

Click here to open the Visio file (contains macros) :!308856&authkey=!AN4tW5sNpxSQFCM&ithint=file%2cvsdm

Click here to open the Excel workbook :!306454&authkey=!AHms1XGHhXvXdwY&ithint=file%2cxlsx


The content will also form part of the new book that I am writing about mastering data with Visio….


4 Responses to “Data Import and Export Features in Visio 2016 (and 2013)”

  1. Using multiSelect in Visio | bVisual - for people interested in Microsoft Visio Says:

    […] have had some comments that the diagram in my previous post ( see ) was a little hard to follow. May I suggest my free multiSelect add-in can help?  ( see […]

  2. Philippe LE PAGE Says:

    Hi David

    If I understand correctly, the difference/improvement you have with the Visio 2010 example is that now you have the automatic connection between shapes (with the VBA code) ? Does it mean that you have to manually connect the shapes with Visio 2010 ?

  3. Updating data sources from #Visio using #MSFlow … easily! | bVisual - for people interested in Microsoft Visio Says:

    […] the easiest no-code method of extracting data from a diagram is the Shape Reports (see Data Import and Export Features in Visio 2016 (and 2013) ), which can be found on the Review tab. This can be used to read the shapes on a page, or pages, […]

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