Creating an Org Chart using Visio 2007 and a SharePoint List

Published on Author peter.stilgoe4 Comments

Many times during a project, you hit a requirement to have the ability to display an org chart on your SharePoint portal, and because there are many options to do this, it is difficult to know what approach is best for your particular scenario.

Here is a quick way of developing an org chart that the business users can update themselves! There are many options in terms of what data source you can use, such as Excel, MS Access, SQL Server or any OLEDB or ODBC data source.

For this scenario, we simply configure the Visio 2007 Org Chart to retrieve its data from a SharePoint List. The possibilities are endless in terms of how that data gets populated into the SharePoint List as well. For instance, you can write some code to retrieve and cleanup some data before programmatically importing it into the List.

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4 Responses to Creating an Org Chart using Visio 2007 and a SharePoint List

  1. it’s someone elses blog and the method there isn’t comprehensive either – it doesn’t work or explain the mechanics. How’s about fixing your links please.

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