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Dynamically create shapes based on external data
« on: June 23, 2015, 02:51:13 AM »
Hi guys!
I'm quite new at Visio and especially on dynamic data from external sources. I watched few videos and read few articles and I almost accomplished my Visio task but there is one last thing that I can't figure out. I hope that you can help me here.

I created few shapes in document stencil and added shape data to those. I import data from SQL server and can automatically link data to shapes. So far so good. What I would like to do is to dynamically create new shape based on data input. Assume that you have 50 stores and each store is a shape where you visualize data from SQL database. When you open a new store I would like Visio to automatically create a new shape from my document stencil and add data graphics and same thing if I close a store, the shape should be automatically removed.

How do I accomplish that?

Thanks in advance!