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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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh my goodness the sole reason I use visio has just gone awol, is anyone steering the ship at MS this is insane?

      • Barry L. Camp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very unhappy about this. As many online have already said and I say too: this is the only reason I even use Visio. The diagramming tool in SSMS has always been inadequate but Visio's (up until 2010) has been very useful. I have the desktop version of Visio 2016 and without the ability to diagram databases properly, this app is worthless to me. Worthless and useless.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You do realize Microsoft that Visio 2010 had this, right? And now you return the feature as a subscription-only option for 365 users? Put this back in Visio Pro 2016 and 2013. This is an outrageous scam.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        HOLY CRAP MICROSOFT YOU TOOK *OUT* THE SINGLE MOST USEFUL FEATURE OF VISIO???

        ONLY MICKEYSOFT COULD *REMOVE* FEATURES AND CALL IT AN UPDATE.

      • Stephen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that it is very disappointing that this feature is not available to Professional users of your product.

      • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really disappointed to have a $600 2016 "Pro" product without this key feature. Adding it back into O365 only is a borderline scam.

      • ES commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Phil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there a timeline for adding support for the new add-in to Viso Pro 2016?

      • maarzt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

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