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Professional Development with Visio® 2000 by David Edson

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Linking Visio SmartShapes Symbols to Databases—The Visio Database Wizard

I'm sure you have heard it many times—Visio is more than just static pictures or clip art. Visio allows real-world data to be represented in an easy-to-use graphical manner. One mechanism that makes this more than a marketing ploy is Visio's introduction of the Database Wizard. The Database Wizard was introduced under Visio 4.0 and has improved with each iteration. I will walk through the process of creating a sample Microsoft Access database, creating an ODBC Datasource, and linking a Visio shape to a particular record in the required database. Additionally I will describe in detail the cells in the Visio ShapeSheet environment that are added or modified after the Wizard ...

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