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Chapter 26. Managing Facilities with Space Plans > Using the Import Data Wizard

Using the Import Data Wizard

Imported data can bring a space plan to life, but you don’t need it to create a space plan in Visio. However, if you have a floor plan of some type and a spreadsheet or database of facility and employee information, you can bring the two together in Visio Professional. The Space Plan template includes the Import Data command on the Plan menu, which starts a wizard that you can use to import the information you want to include. It’s easiest to import data from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, but you can import information from Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Active Directory, or any ODBC-compliant database, which includes most popular database programs.

Note

ODBC stands for open database connectivity, a standard that Microsoft created to help you import database information into many different kinds of applications. If you aren’t sure whether your database is ODBC-compliant, check its documentation.



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