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Visio Shapes とOracle Data を連携

Visio master shapes での変更を自動的にOracle 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 Oracle. The driver surfaces Oracle 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 Oracle data.

Connect to Oracle 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.

Oracle への接続には、PATH variable をアップデートして、ネイティブDLL が含まれるフォルダロケーションが含まれていることを確認します。ネイティブDLL は、インストールディレクトリのlib フォルダにあります。完了したら次のプロパティを設定します:

  • Port: Oracle データベースをホストしているサーバーに接続するポート。
  • User: Oracle データベースに接続するユーザーのID。
  • Password: Oracle データベースに接続するユーザーのパスワード。
  • Service Name: Oracle データベースのサービス名。

Connect Oracle 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 Oracle, select the table you want to import, and finish the wizard. This article uses Customers as an example.

Link Oracle 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 Oracle entities to shapes:

  1. Click Brainstorming Shapes and drag a main topic onto the drawing page. Enter Customers 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 Oracle entities onto the drawing page and add association lines back to the main topic, Customers. New topics have the same configuration: Numeric columns displayed in data bars stand out in contrast to other Customers entities.

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

 
 
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