bring back the database reverse engineering capability
Bring back the capability that was in Visio 2007 to reverse engineer database entity relationship diagrams. Also, simplify connecting to OData.
Thanks for the showing interest in Database Reverse Engineering. We have brought it back as an add-in that works seamlessly with Visio Pro For Office 365. You can download the add-in from here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=835953
Rishabh on behalf of
Visio Product Team
I agree that it is very disappointing that this feature is not available to Professional users of your product.
Really disappointed to have a $600 2016 "Pro" product without this key feature. Adding it back into O365 only is a borderline scam.
It was not wriiten in the net the the add in only works with Office 365. I bought the desktop version of VISIO 2016 and Ofice 2016. The only reason was the reverse engineering and this does not work.
Sorry MS I like you but this is a very bad job and for me not OK. Means money for nothing.
Is there a timeline for adding support for the new add-in to Viso Pro 2016?
I have the proper Visio Pro 365 Subscription
I have installed the add-in from this link in this post.
The installation went fine, but after starting the Database Model Diagram,
there are no options for reverse engineering a database.
Either the functionality isnt available or its well hidden.
Please we need better instructions!
Shane Milton commented
They have. Preview release info is here for Visio Pro for Office 365: