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External Data window
You can select the External Data Window box on the Data tab to make this window accessible. It displays all the
available data sources for a given page of the Visio diagram, and you can create a new data source by clicking on
Link Data to Shapes as shown in Figure 2-25 .
Figure 2-25. External data window
With the help of these options and settings, you can design the Visio diagrams with shapes, connect the shapes
to data, and then publish the drawings to a SharePoint environment. In the next section, you’ll see how to integrate
all that you’ve learned so far with Visio and Visio Services.
Integrating Visio with SharePoint
So far, you saw at a very high level how to integrate Visio diagrams with SharePoint. Now you’ll learn this practically,
using some examples.
Let’s create a Visio diagram using a SharePoint list as a data source and see how to deploy the diagram to the
take the airport flight status example, and populate information from a sharepoint list to the diagram.
then publish the diagram to the sharepoint environment, and view it with real-time data.
open a sharepoint site, and create a custom list with the name Airport Flight Stats ,
with columns as shown in Figure 2-26 .
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