Creating Org Charts by Importing Data
Perhaps the easiest way to create an org chart is to generate it automatically from a data file that lists all of the employees and who they report to.
Although most software used for drawing provides tools for building an organization chart manually, they can't import a data file to create an org chart automatically.
This feature is built into SmartDraw. This article will walk you through the steps of drawing an org chart automatically using the org chart data importing tool.
Building Your Chart Automatically from a Data File
SmartDraw can automatically build your organization chart from a list of employees formatted into simple rows and columns. Here are the five steps for importing org chart data into SmartDraw:
- Build a data file
- Import the data file into a SmartDraw org chart
- Updating the org chart data after importing
- Adding more fields
- Importing photos and attachments into an org chart