Create data-driven Visio diagrams directly in Excel

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We are excited to announce a new way to create impactful Visio diagrams from your data directly in Excel with the public preview of the Visio Data Visualizer add-in. Use the add-in to create flowcharts, cross-functional flowcharts (or Swimlane diagrams), and organizational charts. All you need to get started is an Office 365 subscription—no Visio subscription is required.

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Learn more about the detailed scenarios and find additional resources in the public preview announcement blog on the Visio Tech Community.


Get a quick overview of the add-in the video below.

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Try the add-in now

You can use the add-in in Excel for Windows (2016 or later), Mac (2016 or later), or the web, in three simple steps:

  1. In a new workbook, click Insert > Get Add-ins.
  2. In the Office Add-ins Store, search for “Visio Data Visualizer" and click Add. If you see a security message regarding the add-in, select Trust this add-in.
  3. Sign in with your Office 365 subscription account.



  • The add-in currently only supports English.
  • When using the add-in in Excel for the web, please ensure that third-party cookies are enabled in your browser.
  • We recommend using the add-in on the latest Monthly Channel (Targeted) build for the best experience.

Support and feedback

Access additional support and send us your feedback directly from the add-in by clicking the ellipses and clicking Help or Send feedback.


We’d love to hear how you’re using the Visio Data Visualizer add-in for Excel! Engage with us on the Visio Tech Community or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay current on the latest releases.


Shashank Gandhi is a Program Manager on the Visio team.


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