Thanks for posting in the Lucidchart Community. I'm sorry to hear you're encountering trouble with data linking. As a first step, would you mind reviewing this Help Center article to verify we're on the same page in regard to intended functionality? If you're still experiencing this, would you mind contacting us here and attaching the spreadsheet file in question along with specifying what field you're attempting to display on the shape? Thanks in advance for your help and patience.