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.


Occasional Visitor

I've got an office 365 home subscription and all I get from this add-in is a cryptic error message (User account '' from identity provider '' does not exist in tenant 'MS Public Cloud' and cannot access the application) when I try to log in.

It seems that you need more than the basic subscription.

Disapointing, this new feature looks really nice.

Occasional Visitor

I'm experiencing the same issue when trying to install the add-in in Office 365 Excel and in Excel Online.  I have an Office 365 account.  The research I have done shows there is a conflict between the messaging from the community and Microsoft Policy reported by support representatives. This could be very useful in representing relationships between servers and other gear attached or reporting to one another.

Senior Member

Very useful...