Entity-relationship model diagram
This ERD sample was redesigned from the Wikimedia Commons file: Entity-Relationship Model (diagram).png. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Entity-Relationship_Model_%28diagram%29.png]
"An entity-relationship model is a systematic way of describing and defining a business process. The process is modeled as components (entities) that are linked with each other by relationships that express the dependencies and requirements between them...
Entities may have various properties (attributes) that characterize them. Diagrams created to represent these entities, attributes, and relationships graphically are called entity–relationship diagrams.
An ER model is typically implemented as a database. In the case of a relational database, which stores data in tables, which represent the entities. Some data fields in these tables point to indexes in other tables; such pointers represent the relationships." [Entity–relationship model. Wikipedia]
The ERD example "Entity-relationship model diagram" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.