Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-11

Returns the settings for external data connections for a Visio Services application.

Get-SPVisioExternalData -VisioServiceApplication <SPVisioServiceApplicationPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

The Get-SPVisioExternalData cmdlet reads the service settings for managing settings that are related to connecting to external data.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the Visio Services application that contains the SPVisioExternalData object.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of a Visio Services application (for example, MyVisioService1); or an instance of a valid SPVisioServiceApplication object.




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

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Get-SPVisioExternalData -VisioServiceApplication "VGS1"

This example gets settings related to external data for a Visio Services application.

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Get-SPVisioServiceApplication -identity "VGS1" | Get-SPVisioExternalData

This example uses a pipe bind to get settings related to external data for a Visio Services application.