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Visio Discussions => ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes => Topic started by: Jacob2021 on September 05, 2021, 09:38:42 PM

Title: Where can I find a Microsoft Access shape/icon that I can use in a flowchart?
Post by: Jacob2021 on September 05, 2021, 09:38:42 PM
I am struggling to find what should be a very simple feature. I am building a data analytics flowchart and need to use some Microsoft Access icons/shapes to indicate where the data comes from and what format it is in. I have a Microsoft Databases and Analytics Stencil (.vssx) but for some reason it doesn't contain a Microsoft Access shape. I need one with the 4 connector points, so I can't just use some random icon image. Does anyone know where I can get this shape?

Come to think of it, I am also looking for file type shapes, like xlsx, CSV etc.
Title: Re: Where can I find a Microsoft Access shape/icon that I can use in a flowchart?
Post by: Paul Herber on September 06, 2021, 02:08:14 AM
You'll find some shapes in the stencils
Web Site Map Shapes
Enterprise Applications
Com and OLE

Title: Re: Where can I find a Microsoft Access shape/icon that I can use in a flowchart?
Post by: Visio Guy on September 06, 2021, 07:14:13 AM
You can use any image and add the connection points yourself!

This guy shows how to add connection points (Connection point tool, Ctrl + Click):

Add or Remove connection points in Visio 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aktwoE8lkM)

My old video gives a good overview of connecting options, for a good solid understanding of the whole connecting picture:

4.2 Grand Tour of Visio Connection Options (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SabdLAcGE)