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Components of ER Diagram

Entity-Relationship model making possibility to describe a database using components of ER Diagram in which in the tables data can be the point to data in other tables - for instance, your entry in the database could point to several entries.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful professional software extended with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. It gives the ability to draw ER diagram (ERD) for visual describing database using the Crow’s Foot notation icons and Chen’s notation icons.

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Example 1. Components of ER Diagram, Crow's Foot and Chen's notations

The Chen's ERD notation is still used and is considered to present a more detailed way of representing entities and relationships.

Most other notation systems are adaptations, or use part of these original styles. Here is a brief list of some of other standards that have been developed:

  • Bachman notation
  • Barker’s notation (ERDs for Oracle)
  • EXPRESS and EXPRESS-G notation
  • IDEFX1
  • UML class diagrams
  • Merise
  • Object role modeling
  • (Min – Max) notation

ER Diagram, Chen's notation

Example 2. ER Diagram, Chen's notation

ERDs are an invaluable tool for software engineers, particularly since computing capacity, and thus data storage capacity, has markedly increased in recent years. They allow every aspect of database design to be managed, tested and communicated before implementation. Because ERDs have such a broad scope of influence across database activities, it’s imperative the standardized notation can be utilized and interpreted by a wide variety of stakeholders.

ER Diagram, Crow's Foot

Example 3. ER Diagram, Crow's Foot

The Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM ector graphics and diagramming software with the ability to draw your own entity relationship diagrams using Chen's or Crow's Foot notations applying 2 libraries with numerous predesigned ER icons:

  • ERD, Chen's Notation library
  • ERD, Crow's Foot Notation library

ERD Solution

Example 4. ERD Solution

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the components of ER diagram from the libraries of Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution. An experienced user spent 10-15 minutes creating each of these samples.

Use the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own Entity-Relationship Diagrams of any complexity quick, easy and effective.

The Entity-Relationship Diagrams designed with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio), printing and send via e-mail in one moment.


ER Diagram Tool →

Creating of Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) is a complex process that requires convenient, automated tools. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers a powerful ER Diagram Tool - the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area.ER Diagram Tool *
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Entity Relationship Diagram Software →

The world-best Entity Relationship Diagram software suitable for professional ERD drawing is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution. This solution contains all libraries, templates and samples you may need for professional ERD drawing.Entity Relationship Diagram Software *
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E-R Diagrams →

Complexity of databases increases day by day, due to this the Entity relationship models and E-R diagrams become more and more popular, and now are an important part of database design. E-R diagrams created at ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allow visually and graphically represent structure and design of databases.E-R Diagrams *
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Design Element: Chen for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD →

It is very difficult to get into database model idea without any examples. To create one, you can use Chen’s notation for Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) and try to see all the peculiarities yourself. This notation describes entities and relations as basic geometric shapes like rectangles and diamonds. Chen notation for Entity-relationship diagrams is used for designing relational databases. It depicts the database entities as a set of subjects. For example events, people, ideas, etc. All entities has common characteristics (attributes). Any object of the system is identified as the sole and unique. The name of entity should indicate the class or type of the the whole object, not a given example. The connection commonly represents a relationship between entities. Conceptdraw Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERD) solution provides the libraries with ready-to-use ERD element fitting Chen's notation objects and relationships.Design Element: Chen  <br>for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD *
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UML Deployment Diagram. Design Elements →

UML Deployment diagram describes the hardware used in system implementations and the execution environments and artifacts deployed on the hardware. ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Deployment library.UML Deployment Diagram. Design Elements *
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Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design Chen ER Diagrams →

The Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphics and diagramming software with the ability to describe a database using the Entity-Relationship (Chen) model. Use it for design your ERDs and verify that ConceptDraw DIAGRAM offers the best ERD diagrams software tools for design element Chen notation.Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design  <br>Chen ER Diagrams *
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Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM  →

Database structures are usually described by ER-diagrams which represents entities as boxes with lines-connections between them. You can create any entity-relationship diagram (ERD) by means of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using ready-to-use templates and special libraries containing all the needed symbols and shapes. Creating a model for your database from now on can take just a few minutes. ERD (entity relationship diagram) designed to show the logical structure of databases. It intended to depict the relationships between data components (entities). ERDs are a popular tool for software engineers and architects. Using ERD they can manage the every aspect of database design. Also ERD can be used as guidelines for testing and communications before software release. This diagram represents the file reference system of the WordPress web platform. Because entity relationship diagrams have such a broad application area through the prevalence of database technology, it can be applied for a wide range of users.Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) <br>with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM  *
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Entity Relationship Software →

Both Crow’s Foot and Chen’s notations are used to build database models. Each of them has its’ own features, and if you use a proper entity relationship diagram software, you’ll be able to create diagrams of any notation. Database model with clearly defined entities and relationships between them facilitates further work greatly. This ERD represents the model of Employee Certification Entity. The entity-relationship diagram is a visual instrument of database software development. It is used to structure data and to define the relationships between structured data groups. This ERD was designed with a help of ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution. The solution supports the both basic ERD notations used to describe the structure of database: Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations.Entity Relationship Software *
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What's the best ERD tool for the Mac? →

What's the best ERD tool for the Mac? ConceptDraw DIAGRAM on Mac OS X supplied with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best ERD tool! This solution offers for ConceptDraw users so powerful drawing tools, libraries with numerous ERD objects, which will help design ER diagrams of any complexity and any design you want.What
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