Equivalent of the Flowchart data import in older versions of Visio RRS feed

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  • I used to love the Flowchart data feature in older versions of Visio. It was flexible enough for the majority of my needs without resorting to VBA. And being able to present information was much easier than  Typically, I was doing two sorts of things -

    • Showing connections between bad debtors and new customers ie proving that a new customer was actually a bad debtor in disguise. Customer entities would be shown as shapes and the shared attritubes -eg telphone numbers, addresses, email addresses etc would be shown by connectors of various colours and thicknesses.
    • Building what were essentially org charts that also showed additional connections between people outside of that structure. For example, the cost centre hierarchy was NOT the same as the orgisational hierarchy. Making issues visible allowed them to be fixed.

    I know that I can do something in VBA that will give me what I want but I neither do I want to re-invent the wheel. Has anyone invented the wheel I need?

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:51 PM

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