Organizational chart importing - Is there a way to import an organizational chart or its relationship table ("reports to") into Mindjet?

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Organizational chart importing - Is there a feature, wizard or trick to import an organizational chart or its associated relationship table ("reports to") into Mindjet?
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Scott Bell

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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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It can be done.

If you have the organisation structure in MSExcel


Do Ctrl A to select all
Go to the desired topic in your map
Paste.... it looks like this:


Go to the design tab and click on layout -> orgchart

It looks like this



Once you have chosen the orgchart layout you can increase the orgchart depth
If you select 2 levels it looks like this:


Like it?
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It depends on what software the original org chart was written in and what it can export to. If the program can export to Excel then the approach suggested by Ary is the best choice. If it can't export to a Excel but does to Word then it depends on the format it adopts in Word. If it exports to a Word table you can open this in Excel; alternatively, if it exports to a structured document with the orgamisation hierarchy represented by Word heading styles you should be able to import this into Word directly.
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Thanks Alex and Ary.  I was hoping that it would have a wizard that would allow it to create one dynamically from a data list that included the "Reports To" relationship. (Parent-Child structure).  My hope was that I could add a database connection either directly to our HCM or to a output report from that HCM and that Mindjet org chart could synchronize and update the MindJet org chart in a similar fashion to the way it does with the calendar and tasks in MS Outlook.  (Note: I do not expect it to write back to the HCM really only need/expect the one way feed/update from HCM to Mindjet.)
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The excel example above is just One way of doing it. In fact Excel is used by many large organizations as a database.

However, you can use MindManager's database linker to connect to your datalist.
The result is similar as in the Excel example.
How to connect to your database can be read in the MindManager help files.

I trust you can do that.

By the way...What is an HCM?