<br><b>Code</b>: rsb:print<br><b>Error</b>: Formatter [ extable ] failed in the evaluation of <p> Automate the process of entering data into Visio diagrams and keeping your diagrams up to date with the [company_name] ODBC Driver for [service]. The driver surfaces [datasource] 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 [datasource]. </p> <h2>Connect to [service] as an ODBC Data Source</h2> <p>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. </p> [extraconnectionnotesodbc|def('[extraconnectionnotes|def("")]')] <h2>Connect [service] [datatype] to Diagrams</h2> <p> Follow the steps below to use the Data Selector Wizard to import data into your diagram. </p> <ol> <li>Open Visio and click File -> New. Open the Brainstorming template. <li>On the Data tab, click Link Data to Shapes. <li>Select the ODBC option and select ODBC DSN. <li>Select the DSN for [service], select the table you want to import, and finish the wizard. This article uses [extable] as an example. </ol> <img src="[x|UrlRootAbs]/kb/articles/odbc-visio-1.png" title="A table imported into a diagram based on the Brainstorming stencil. (Salesforce is shown.)"/> <h2>Link [service] Entities to Shapes</h2> <p> Follow the steps below to create a simple diagram that shows how to create shapes from your data, one of the ways to link [service] entities to shapes: </p> <ol> <li>Click Brainstorming Shapes and drag a main topic onto the drawing page. Enter [extable] as the text of the main topic. <li>Click Topic. <li>Select a row in the External Data window and drag it onto the drawing page. <li>Right-click the Topic shape and click Data -> Edit Data Graphic. <li>Click New Item. <li>In the Data Field menu, select a column. In the Displayed As menu, select how to display them. <img src="[x|UrlRootAbs]/kb/articles/odbc-visio-2.png" title="A data graphic for a column."/> <li>Drag a few other [service] entities onto the drawing page and add association lines back to the main topic, [extable]. New topics have the same configuration: Numeric columns displayed in data bars stand out in contrast to other [extable] entities. <img src="[x|UrlRootAbs]/kb/articles/odbc-visio-3.png" title="Brainstorming with external data. (Salesforce is shown.)"/> </ol> <p> You can refresh your diagram from the Data tab, synchronizing your shapes with the external [datasource].</p>. The error was: The value of the attribute could not be accessed: The attribute does not exist.<br><b>URL</b>: /jp/kb/tech/veevacrm-odbc-visio.rst