Data structure diagram with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
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.
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 DIAGRAM is a powerful tool for business and technical diagramming.
Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides 5 solutions:
Data Flow Diagrams, Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD), Graphic User Interface, IDEFO Diagrams, Rapid UML.
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When thinking about the process of decision making, it's easy to imagine it as a pyramid. We will look at a three level pyramid model as an example. Operational decisions are first that come to mind, and it's the first level. Tactical and strategic decisions are the second and the third levels.
Pyramid (triangle) diagrams are used to show some hierarchical data. Because to the pyramid form of diagram, each diagram slice has a different width. The width of each segment depends on its hierarchical level.
The current image illustrates the model of information system types. Most graphically the model can be represented as a three level pyramid. The first level shows a system of transaction processing It is concentrated on operational tasks. The second level is devoted to tactical solutions of the information system management. And at least, the third level addresses strategy and represents the executive information system. This three level pyramid sample is supplied with the ConceptDraw Pyramid Diagrams solution from Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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The Stakeholder Onion Diagram is a popular and widely used way to view the relationships of stakeholders to a project goal. The Onion Diagram focuses on the project goal, most of other diagram styles focus on the project, stakeholders, and timeline. This difference favorably distinguishes and separates the Onion Diagram from other types of diagrams.
Design fast and easy Stakeholder Onion Diagrams of any complexity in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the powerful tools of Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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A Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a graphical technique which allows effectively model and analyze the information processes and systems. The ability to fast and easy create the DFDs is made possible with Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. For designing the Data Flow Diagrams are used simple DFD flowchart symbols which are connected each other by arrows depicting the data flow from one step to another.
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This pyramid chart example is supplied with the ConceptDraw Pyramid Diagrams solution. This is a model of Information Management Systems classification. It is made in a form of a four-level pyramid. The top level shows the information system developed for an executive management. Below, there is a level depicting the system of decision making process for the managers of the senior level. A schematic representation of the middle management information system, following to logic, is in the middle of the pyramid. And at least, the lowermost level represents an information processing system for employees.
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Developing a software project supposes architecture first. To make it proper, you can use data flow diagram model in your current project.
The data flow diagram represents the Model of small traditional production enterprise that is made using Yourdon and Coad notation. It shows how the data is transfered through a process. According to the notation of Yourdon and Coad a process is represented by circles and data stores are drawn using parallel lines. This DFD was created using the ConceptDraw Data Flow Diagrams solution. Using this solution one can visualize data flow accordingly to the rules of two basic notations used for data flow modeling.
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The ER diagram is constructed from the specific ERD graphic elements. There are used 2 types of ERD notations: Chen and Crow's Foot.
A complete set of work flow shapes, notation & symbols for ERD, entity relationship stencils, included in Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software, makes drawing diagrams based on ERD notation as smooth as possible.
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