Data structure diagram with ConceptDraw PRO

Data structure diagram (DSD) is intended for description of conceptual models of data (concepts and connections between them) in the graphic format for more obviousness. Data structure diagram includes entities description, connections between them and obligatory conditions and requirements which connect them.

Data structure diagram is a subspecies of the “entity-relationship” diagram type (ERD).

Entities in data structure diagrams are presented in the form of rectangles or rounded rectangles, and connections between them in the form of arrows. The description of an entity is usually placed inside the rectangle, which denotes the entity. The text description of the entity requirements connecting entities is placed near the line which denotes the connection between entities. The description of connection types between entities (one-to-one, one-to-many, etc.) can be different in different notations and differs with the arrow type on the line of connection between entities. The most famous are notations of DeMarco, Jackson and Yourdon.

DSD also used for hierarchical presentation of the complicated entity. Such data structure diagram is usually created in the result of entity decomposition to the set level of detailed elaboration and presented as a tree.

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The difference of the data structure diagram from the “entity- relationship” diagram is that DSD more completely defines connections and relations between elements of entities whereas ERD defines connections between entities.


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ConceptDraw PRO ER Diagram Tool

Database design is an important part of any project, as databases become more and more complex nowadays. To make the model more representative, entity relationship diagrams are widely used in software engineering area. These diagrams show sets of entities as rectangles connected via lines labeled with their cardinalities. This an example of the ER-diagram developed to store information regarding some online role-playing game. It includes three main elements of ER diagram: entities, relationships and attributes. The entities, attributes and relationships on this ER-diagram is depicted according to the Chen's notation. Chen's notation for Entity Relationship diagrams admits using of rectangles to depict entities, ovals for attributes and ,at least, diamonds to show relationships . ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagrams solution was applied as ERD software to create this diagram.ER Diagram Tool. Chen ERD
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Diagrams are a very important part of modern life. With the help of flow diagram software, a lot of companies can promote their ideas at the market. Its usefulness is totally doubtless. This is a flow chart of the invoice payment flow. This flowchart details decrypts all stages of the process of obtaining and paying bills. It is a description of the universal process - such steps performs accounting departments of almost any organization. Since every business no matter what it does is a consumer of some goods or services. The given flow chart was made using ConceptDraw PRO software and the What is a Diagram solution for making flowcharts of any kind.Flowchart - Invoice payment process
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ERD Symbols and Meanings

A database is a data collection, structured into some conceptual model. Two most common approaches of developing data models are UML diagrams and ER-model diagrams. There are several notations of entity-relationship diagram symbols and their meaning is slightly different. Crow’s Foot notation is quite descriptive and easy to understand, meanwhile, the Chen notation is great for conceptual modeling. An entity relationship diagrams look very simple to a flowcharts. The main difference is the symbols provided by specific ERD notations. There are several models applied in entity-relationship diagrams: conceptual, logical and physical. Creating an entity relationship diagram requires using a specific notation. There are five main components of common ERD notations: Entities, Actions, Attributes, Cardinality and Connections. The two of notations most widely used for creating ERD are Chen notation and Crow foot notation. By the way, the Crow foot notation originates from the Chen notation - it is an adapted version of the Chen notation.Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols and Meaning - crow
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