Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library


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Data Flow Diagram

Data Flow Diagrams show information transfers and process steps of a system. The general concept is an approach of a depicting how occurs input in a system, further processes and what runs out. The aim of DFD is in accomplishing of understanding between developers and users. Data flow diagrams are maintained with other methods of structured systems analysis.

A data flow diagram (DFD) illustrates how data is processed by a system in terms of inputs and outputs. As its name indicates its focus is on the flow of information, where data comes from, where it goes and how it gets stored.

  • Graphical representation of the "flow" of data through an information system;
  • Modeling process aspects;
  • An overview of the system;
  • For the visualization of data processing (structured design);
  • What kinds of information will be input to and output from the system;
  • Where the data will come from and go to;
  • Where the data will be stored.

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) notations

The Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides three vector stencils libraries for drawing DFD using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.

The design elements library Data flow diagram (DFD) contains 15 data flow diagram symbols for drawing both context-level data flow diagram and Level 1 DFD.

The design elements library DFD, Gane-Sarson notation contains 12 data flow diagram symbols of Gane-Sarson DFD notation.

The design elements library DFD, Yourdon and Coad notation contains 22 data flow diagram symbols of Yourdon/DeMarco DFD notation.

Use these DFD symbol libraries to design the process-oriented models, data-oriented models, data flowcharts, data process diagrams, structured analysis diagrams, and information flow diagrams.

Data Flow Diagram Symbols

Pic 1. Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library

"A data flow diagram (DFD) is a graphical representation of the "flow" of data through an information system, modeling its process aspects. Often they are a preliminary step used to create an overview of the system which can later be elaborated. DFDs can also be used for the visualization of data processing (structured design). A DFD shows what kinds of information will be input to and output from the system, where the data will come from and go to, and where the data will be stored. It does not show information about the timing of processes, or information about whether processes will operate in sequence or in parallel (which is shown on a flowchart)." [Data flow diagram. Wikipedia]

Pic 2. Data Flow Diagram Software (Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows)

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Use Solution:

  • Graphical representation of the "flow" of data through an information system
  • Modeling process aspects
  • An overview of the system
  • For the visualization of data processing (structured design)
  • What kinds of information will be input to and output from the system
  • Where the data will come from and go to
  • Where the data will be stored


Data Flow Diagram Samples:


DFD Model
DFD Model


Data Flow Diagram
Data Flow Diagram


CERES
CERES


Coad/Yourdon Model
Coad/Yourdon Model


Book Room Process title=
Book Room Process




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Compatibility: Apple® OS X 10.10 or later
Microsoft® Windows® 7/8.1/10

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