Search text or shape data in a Visio drawing published in SharePoint

Category: sharepoint 2013 - search


Staffan S on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:14:02

Is there a way to search information like text or shape data in a Visio-drawing published on a SharePoint-site like you could do when saved as html? I would like the search result to show me where in drawing the information is.

Staffan Söderholm


Victoria Xia on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:15:38

Hi Staffan,

By design, SharePoint 2013 supports to parse content in Visio files, such as Text or shape data.

However, those data are considered as body of the Visio file, and it will not parse where the information is in the Visio file.

When we search with the data in the Visio files, the Visio file will appear in search results.

If I misunderstood, please feel free to correct me.



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Staffan S on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:47:06

Thanks for your answer. It looks like JavaScript is needed to solve my question.

/Staffan Söderholm

longhorngator on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:59:29


Could you elaborate on what your JavaScript solution is?  I am also wondering where is the search feature in Visio Services.