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Flowchart Programming Project. Flowchart Examples

A flowchart which is a type of a diagram representing an algorithm, workflow, process, etc. works in a way of showing the steps using the shapes, such boxes of various kinds, and putting them in order by connecting them with arrows of different lengths and shapes too. Such diagrammatic representation named “flowchart” can help to illustrate a solution model to some given problem and so to solve it within a shorter period of time, rather than trying to explain something using only text, but no drawings at all. Flowcharts are very useful illustrations and they are commonly used in analyzing, designing, documenting and managing fields of business activity.

Flowcharts can be used in designing and documenting both simple and complex processes or programs and, similar to the other types of diagrams, they can help visualize what happens and so help understand some definite process, and, as a result, find flaws, bottlenecks and other features within it.

There are very many different types of flowcharts. Each of these types always has its own way of placing the boxes and notational conventions. The most common types of boxes which are commonly used in flowcharts drawings are: a rectangular box illustrating a processing step, usually called “activity”, and a diamond which illustrates a decision made.

Flowcharts can be called as "cross-functional" ones in case the page is divided into different swimlanes and they are commonly used for describing the control of the different organizational units within one organization. This type of flowchart allows to show the responsibility for making some particular decision correctly and it also helps to show the responsibility of each organizational unit for conducting some process within business activity.

Flowcharts can also be called as flow charts, process flowcharts, functional flowcharts, process maps, process charts, functional process charts, business process models, process models, process flow diagrams, work flow diagrams, business flow diagrams, etc. But the most commonly used terms are "flowcharts" and "flow charts".

The structure of a flowchart, which is represented in a way of graph, is called a “flow graph”. It abstracts the node types away as well as their contents and other information. There are many types of flowcharts, including “decision flowcharts”, “logic flowcharts”, “systems flowcharts”, “product flowcharts”, “process flowcharts”, etc., and all of them can be used in business and government activity.

The most common design symbols, used for drawing the flowcharts, are Flow lines, Terminal, Process, Decision, Input/Output, Annotation, Predefined Process, Preparation, On-page connector, Off-page connector, etc.

Flow line is usually an arrow which comes from 1 symbol and ends at another one. It represents the fact that control passes from one to another symbol this arrow points to. The line for the arrow can be either dashed or solid. The meaning of using the arrow with dashed line can be different and it may differ from one flowchart to another as well as it can be defined in the legend.

Terminal is usually represented in a way of circles, ovals, rounded rectangles, etc. These shapes usually contain one of the words - "Start" or "End" – but they can also include some other phrase in order to show the start and end of some process.

Process is usually represented in a shape of a rectangle. This rectangular shape is used for the purpose of showing that something is performed.

Decision is represented in a way of a diamond shape and this shape shows whether a decision is necessary to make using Yes/No answers to the questions asked. This diamond symbol has two arrows which come out of it and usually they come out from the bottom point as well as from the right point. One of them represents “Yes” or “True” answer and another – “No” or “False”. It is always better to label the arrows in order to see the opportunities and options. Making such flowchart you can use more than two arrows, but really, it is more common to use only two.

Input/Output can be represented in a way of a parallelogram. Input/Output involves receiving data as well as displaying the already processed data. It can only go from input towards output, but never vice versa.

Annotations are used for the purpose of representing some particular comments or remarks about the flowchart itself. These annotations have no effect on the interpretation or behavior of any of the flowcharts created. Sometimes these annotations are illustrated in a way of a shape which is a box with dashed lines.

Predefined process can be represented in a way of rectangles with double-struck vertical edges. Such rectangles are used for the purpose of showing some complex processing steps. These steps can be also illustrated with help of separate simple flowcharts or in one complex flowchart.

Preparation can be shown in a way of a hexagon. This process (preparation) can also be called “initialization” and it represents operations which have no effect, but preparing a value for a decision step. This very shape can be also used for replacing the Decision Shape in certain cases.

On-page connector can be represented with help of a circle which shows where the multiple control flows converge in a single exit flow. This circle usually has more than one arrow coming into it, but only one arrow going out of it. It can happen when some circle has an arrow point to another arrow instead.

Off-page connector can be represented in a shape of a pentagon. This off-page connector can be shown the same way as the on-page connector, but it also can allow to place some connector connecting to another page.

All of the shapes mentioned above were already created by the IT specialist and they all can be found in one of the libraries of Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution, which can be downloaded from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park or from ConceptDraw STORE application which is another product of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and which can be used as the source of different solutions, each of which is full of all of the needed design symbols as well as samples and templates.

Flowchart Programming Project

Example 1. Flowchart Programming Project

This software application flowchart example shows the logical process of execution.

Create you own flow charts of process-driven software applications using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector drawing software extended with the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.

Flowchart Programming Project. Flowchart Examples

Example 2. Flowchart programming project solution. Flowchart examples

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Workflow Diagram →

Sometimes it's difficult to find a path in work processes or to understand the requirements, especially when you are a newcomer. To get your thoughts straight, create a workflow diagram, and put everything on it. This will not only help you to get into the workflow, but also show it’s weaknesses. This illustration captures the workflow process of payment an invoice for the electricity consumed by certain enterprise. It was drawn in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using its solution for Workflow Diagrams. Making a workflow charts means that you need to depict consistently all processes engaged to the workflow process. Then, you should connect them with symbols meaning study and analysis. Next, add symbols of decisions. A work flow diagram made precisely and correctly can help to clarify your work flow to any person.Workflow Diagram *
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Word Exchange →

With the Word Exchange solution, you can quickly create the framework for a future article or book, fill the structure with ideas, and use it to produce an MS Word document with just a simple click of the mouse. You also can load your MS Word document into a mind map to review, discuss, refine, and present the structure and story.Word Exchange *
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Flowchart Marketing Process. Flowchart Examples →

This sample shows the Flowchart that displays the layout and work flow of the cloud marketing platform. This diagram has a style of the marketing brochure. This style displays the central product that is related to the other issues. Using the ready-to-use predesigned objects, samples and templates from the Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can create your own professional looking Flowchart Diagrams quick and easy.Flowchart Marketing Process. <br>Flowchart Examples *
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Design Elements for UML Diagrams →

The Rapid UML solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park includes 13 vector stencils libraries for drawing the UML 2.4 diagrams using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.Design Elements for UML Diagrams *
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Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons →

When thinking about data visualization, one of the first tools that comes to mind is a flowchart design. You can find flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons easily on the Internet, but it might take time to systematize this information. Nevertheless, once you start flowcharting, you’ll love its simplicity and efficiency. This diagram consists from standard flowchart symbols, approved by ANSI (American National Standard Institute) for drawing flowcharts. A flowchart is a diagram that represents a step-by-step algorithm of any process, displaying the process stages as boxes that are connected with arrows. Flowchart design makes it clear and readable. Flowchart designed using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software allows to make attractive and clear process presentation, it makes interpretation of the business process flow fresh and versatile. Great flowchart design view is a big advantage over the diagram created manually on a paper.Flowchart design
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How to Draw a Flowchart →

Data processing can be very complex sometimes. If you are interested in facilitating your work with data, it’s time to learn how to draw flowcharts with special software or using just a piece of paper. The list of flowchart basic symbols includes rectangles, diamond, ellipses etc. and is used to represent processes, actions, decisions or data processing. A well-done flowchart bring the clearness of the sequence of a process stages. There are number of symbols that can be used in flow charts to show various sorts of steps. The basic flowchart can be created using a few of them: Process, Decision, Start/Finish. A basic element of a flowchart represents a simple action and looks like a box, that contains a description of the action. The depicting of actions sequence is made with arrows between corresponding action boxes, as you can see on the sample diagram. Also it shows the symbols for flowchart start and finish steps. ConceptDraw Flowcharts solution provides the ability to build basic flow charts as well as the ones of any size and complexity with a minimum of actions.How to Draw a Flowchart *
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Credit Card Order Process Flowchart. Flowchart Examples →

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. This sample shows the Flowchart of the Credit Card Order Process. On this diagram are used the flowchart symbols that represents the processes and documents. The flowchart symbols are connected with arrows.Credit Card Order Process Flowchart. <br>Flowchart Examples *
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Flowchart Software →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a Mac OS X and Windows software. Numerous vector stencils, samples and templates created by designers are included in the basic package. This is classic flowchart maker which exactly follows the industry standards using flowchart symbols geathered during a ten years into solution park.Flowchart Software *
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Scientific Symbols Chart →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the beautiful design software that provides many vector stencils, examples and templates for drawing different types of illustrations and diagrams.

Mathematics Solution from the Science and Education area of ConceptDraw Solution Park includes a few shape libraries of plane, solid geometric figures, trigonometrical functions and greek letters to help you create different professional looking mathematic illustrations for science and education.Scientific Symbols Chart *

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Flowchart Symbols Accounting. Activity-based costing (ABC) flowchart →

When used in different areas, flowcharts use specific symbols to depict different elements. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM offers libraries of symbols for many areas. One of such libraries is flowchart symbols accounting, which provides symbols for accounting diagrams. Activity-based costing calculates the costs of all products and services based on activities in an organization. A type of accounting flowchart that shows how costs are assigned to products with resources and activities is called Activity-based costing (ABC) flowchart. It can be designed in a digital drawing software such as ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. Here is an accounting flowchart template and symbols. These flowchart symbols are applied for making accounting flow charts in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and with its Accounting Flowcharts solution. An accounting flowchart is a specific type of a flow diagram. Practically a number of flowchart-type diagrams commonly utilized to clarify many parts of an accounting department working process. Accounting flowchart assists a process of preparing accounting documentation. It shows who responsible for implementation of each step in the workflow of accounting department.Flowchart Symbols Accounting. <br>Activity-based costing (ABC) flowchart *
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