Monday, May 28, 2012 1:43 PM
When i used sample Visio shape linked to a Sharepoint list with data graphics, publish it as .vdw on sharepoint, refresh data works fine after updated the sharepoint list. But when i attempt to use a Timeline shape instead , the initial shape data are not refreshed.
So i created a custom list in sharepoint which contains the fields 'Start', 'Finish' and 'Duration'. After executing the data link wizard, i selected the 'Block timeline' from the Timeline Shape set, i selected the firt item on the External Panel of Visio, and dragged/dropped in the design area.
All worked fine and the start and finish date were displayed on the graphic. After sending the .vdw on Sharepoint and updating the start and finish column of the item in the custom list, the shape data of the visio drawing are never refreshed.
Only data graphic seems to be dynamically linked with the sharepoint list. The initial shape data of a block timeline seems to be updated only the first time, when creating the shape.
Can anyone confirm this ?
Thank you for your support
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:28 AMModerator
Friday, June 01, 2012 8:10 AM
Thank you for you support
Friday, June 15, 2012 6:27 PM
That is correct, data graphics will be dynamically refreshed unlike the timeline. I am posting a few links that verify the behavior and alternatives:
Refer to following article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chhopkin/archive/2011/04/28/visio-services-external-data-refresh-part-2.aspx Excerpts from the article: "Without Data Graphics applied to your shapes you will not see any visual indication in your diagram that data has actually been refreshed."
Refer to the following article s to create a web parts to display Visio drawings on SharePoint:
"No Code Mashups with Visio Services and Web Part Connections" : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visio/archive/2010/02/05/no-code-mashups-with-visio-services-and-web-part-connections.aspx
This blog post provides the details about the web part and its options: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visio/archive/2009/11/05/embedding-a-web-drawing-into-a-sharepoint-page.aspx
Thanks for your time and effort. And hope this answers your questions.
Monday, June 18, 2012 11:23 AM
no luck for me. So i'll use Data Graphics.
Thank you for your help