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I am trying to document an architecture in Visio, and I can't find a shape for a database. I see servers, clients, etc. - but no database.

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Please consider marking the more upvoted question the correct answer. –  Kermit May 9 '13 at 17:43
    
I actually did a search for databases in the shapes column and was presented with many different database designs. I'm using Microsoft Visio Standard 2010. –  Glenak1911 Jul 1 at 15:32

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I think the user was asking about finding a database stencil, rather than looking to generate a Visio document for an existing database.

If that is correct, I believe the desired shape can be found under: File -> Shapes -> Flowchart -> Miscellaneous Flowchart Shapes

Source: http://www.workplacelife.com/2006/04/11/creating-flowcharts-using-common-visio-shapes/

P.S. Sorry for posting to an old thread, but Google brought me he with a similar question and, once I found the answer, I thought I would share.

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nothing wrong posting to an old thread –  leora Dec 14 '11 at 0:56
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This is exactly what I was looking for...thanks! –  nathanbedford Jun 19 '12 at 20:37
    
Nothing wrong considering this it THE answer. Thanks! –  Liam M Aug 29 '12 at 10:52
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Why would such common object, understood by many, be embedded in such obscure place/menu?! –  Tamer Salama Oct 9 '13 at 0:06

Which version do you have? Because it's not included in all version.

  • Standard : This edition does not include the Database Model Diagram template.

  • Professional: This edition supports the reverse engineering features for the Database Model Diagram template (that is, using an existing database to create a model in Visio) but does not support forward engineering (that is, using a Visio database model to generate SQL code).

  • Enterprise Architect: This edition, which is included in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect, supports the full suite of database modeling features, including both reverse engineering and forward engineering.

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On Visio 2010, there is a Database relational shape in Network - Network Symbols. In italian, Altre forme - Rete - Simboli Rete . There is a Database relational shape that is perfect.

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Can also be found under Shapes -> Software & Database -> Software -> Common Icons.

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My Visio 2007 doesn't have a "Common Icons" option under Shapes -> Software & Database -> Software. –  kad81 Dec 3 '13 at 5:35
    
You forgot to specify the version you are using. I assumed you were using 2010. –  Talon Jan 9 at 9:56
    
The Software & Database category is available in Visio Pro only, not Visio Standard. –  Paul Herber Jun 13 at 12:35

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