Visio Shapes とXero WorkflowMax Data を連携





Xero WorkflowMax ODBC Driver

Xero WorkflowMax ODBC Driver を使って、ODBC 接続をサポートするあらゆるアプリケーション・ツールからXero WorkflowMax にデータ連携。

Xero WorkflowMax データにデータベースと同感覚でアクセスして、Xero WorkflowMax のClients、Jobs、Leads、Quote データに使い慣れたODBC インターフェースで双方向連携。

Visio master shapes での変更を自動的にXero WorkflowMax data に更新。

Automate the process of entering data into Visio diagrams and keeping your diagrams up to date with the CData ODBC Driver for Xero WorkflowMax. The driver surfaces Xero WorkflowMax data as an ODBC data source that can be accessed by applications with built-in ODBC support like Microsoft Office. This article shows how to create a simple diagram to start brainstorming about Visio projects linked to Xero WorkflowMax data.

Connect to Xero WorkflowMax as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

WorkflowMax API に接続するには、Xero からAPIKeyAccountKey を取得します。取得については、 Xero のサポートにお問い合わせ頂く必要があります。(

API キーとAccount キーを取得したら、APIKeyAccountKey 接続プロパティの値を設定してください。 これらが設定されれば、接続の準備は完了です。

Connect Xero WorkflowMax Data to Diagrams

Follow the steps below to use the Data Selector Wizard to import data into your diagram.

  1. Open Visio and click File -> New. Open the Brainstorming template.
  2. On the Data tab, click Link Data to Shapes.
  3. Select the ODBC option and select ODBC DSN.
  4. Select the DSN for Xero WorkflowMax, select the table you want to import, and finish the wizard. This article uses Clients as an example.

Link Xero WorkflowMax Entities to Shapes

Follow the steps below to create a simple diagram that shows how to create shapes from your data, one of the ways to link Xero WorkflowMax entities to shapes:

  1. Click Brainstorming Shapes and drag a main topic onto the drawing page. Enter Clients as the text of the main topic.
  2. Click Topic.
  3. Select a row in the External Data window and drag it onto the drawing page.
  4. Right-click the Topic shape and click Data -> Edit Data Graphic.
  5. Click New Item.
  6. In the Data Field menu, select a column. In the Displayed As menu, select how to display them.
  7. Drag a few other Xero WorkflowMax entities onto the drawing page and add association lines back to the main topic, Clients. New topics have the same configuration: Numeric columns displayed in data bars stand out in contrast to other Clients entities.

You can refresh your diagram from the Data tab, synchronizing your shapes with the external Xero WorkflowMax data.