Visio data linked to excel to update the shape text

I have used the native "Link Data to Shapes" feature in MS Visio however there is no way that I can get the shape text (i.e when you press F2 on a shape) to sync with a datafield.

The result is that I can visually hide the shape text when the data graphic is applied, however in the Visio file, the Shape texts are all unpopulated. I use a tool that imports the objects and is dependent on the shape text to be populated.

Is there any mechanism to sync the shape text to a custom property?


You can simply use Inert \ Field on your shape, and chose a Shape Data row to insert as a reference. In fact, you can insert multiple Data fields this way, if you so want to. You can also insert any other cell value and formulas. See for more information.

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