Shape Data Row (Shape Data Section)

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

Contains the information for a single shape data item associated with a shape. A shape contains one Shape Data row for each shape data item.Shape Data rows are named and contain the following cells. For more details, see the specific cell topics.




Specifies the label that appears to users in the Shape Data dialog box or window.


Specifies descriptive or instructional text that appears to users in the Shape Data dialog box or window when the item is selected.


Specifies a data type for the shape data item value: string (0), a fixed list (1), a number (2), a Boolean value (3), a variable list (4), a date or time (5), a duration (6), or a currency (7).


Specifies the formatting of a shape data item.


Contains the item's value as entered in the Shape Data dialog box or window.


Specifies a key by which items in the Shape Data dialog box or window are listed.


Specifies whether the shape data item is visible in the Shape Data dialog box or window. TRUE = not visible; FALSE = visible.


Determines whether a user is queried to enter shape data information for a shape when an instance is created or the shape is duplicated or copied.


Specifies the language in which to display the shape data item value.


Specifies the type of calendar used when the Type of a shape data item is Date.

You can add as many rows as you need, assign meaningful names to the rows, and set cell values. To add a shape data item to an existing Shape Data section, right-click a row and click Insert Row on the shortcut menu.

You can reference these cells by their row name, which appears in a ShapeSheet window in red text. To assign meaningful names to rows, click the row, and then type a name such as Price, for example, to create the row name Prop.Price. You can then reference the Label cell by using Prop.Price.Label.

The row name you enter must be unique within the section.