Remove Datasource from Visio


  • Hey guys,

    I was experimenting and testing Visio with datasources. Now i cannot seem to delete an existing datasource within Visio. In this window i see my datasource (fire extinguishers, a table in Sharepoint Online) - but i cannot find anywhere where i can delete the link with that datasource. 

    I ask this, because everytime i start Visio 2016 it shows the window External Data. If i hide it, save the diagram en reopen, the External Data window reappears. 

    Any suggestions please?

    Dienstag, 22. Mai 2018 08:08

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  • By the way: don't reply me with "Delete the link from shapes"... that is not the same as deleting a link with a datasource itself. Deleting from shapes works, but the datasource still exists.

    Dienstag, 22. Mai 2018 08:09
  • Hi Sven,

    To remove the data source in Visio, please display the External Data Window, then right-click it, select Data Source > Remove.

    Click OK to confirm removing. Then save as this file to desktop, close and reopen the saved file, check if the data source is removed.

    Best Regards,
    Winnie Liang

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    Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2018 09:15