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Entity Relationship Diagram Symbols

Creating an entity-relationship (ER) model is to visually represent the structure of a business database, where data equates to entities (or objects) that are linked by defined relationships expressing dependencies and requirements. By nature it is an abstract visualization, the first step in the design process towards creating a logical and functional database.
ERD symbols used for professional ERD drawing are collected in libraries from the Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM ER Diagram Tool

ER-diagram is a tool used for database modeling which allows to determine data and relationships among the data. These diagrams help to detail data storages and to document all the properties of designed system. ER-diagram contains entities, attributes of the entities and the relationships between them. Chen’s notation and Crow’s foot notation are commonly used to represent elements in ER-model. To create such diagram you should use specific software, such as Entity-Relationship Diagram solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
ConceptDraw ER Diagram Tool works across any platform, meaning you never have to worry about compatibility again. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to make Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) on PC or macOS operating systems.

Data Flow Diagram (DFD)

This example is created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with solution Data Flow Diagrams. This diagram shows one of the business processes to simplify and accelerate understanding, analysis, and representation.

Developing Entity Relationship Diagrams

When you need to visually represent the structure of relational database, Entity relationship diagram (ERD) is a type of diagram for that case.
Most entity-relationship diagrams can be built with objects from Flowchart solution or ERD Solution which contains inbuilt templates. Follow these steps to create your own custom ERD diagram.
Don't be frightened if it looks complex, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM makes it easy to create an ERD, and hundreds of other diagrams, in minutes.

Data Flow Diagrams

Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) are graphical representations of the "flow" of data through an information system. Data flow diagrams can be used for the visualization of data processing. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Data Flow Diagrams Solution is a powerful data flow diagramming application that allows you quickly create any Data Flow Diagrams including the data storages, external entities, functional transforms, data flows, as well as control transforms and signals.

Example of DFD for Online Store (Data Flow Diagram)

Data flow diagrams (DFDs) reveal relationships among and between the various components in a program or system. DFDs are an important technique for modeling a system’s high-level detail by showing how input data is transformed to output results through a sequence of functional transformations.
Example of DFD for Online Store shows the Data Flow Diagram for online store and interactions between the Visitors, Customers and Sellers, as well as Website Information and User databases.
Steps to Creating a Sales Process Flow Chart
Steps to Creating a Sales Process Flow Chart

DFD Library — Design elements

Three DFD libraries, 49 vector shapes. Use these DFD symbol libraries to design the process-oriented models, data-oriented models, data flowcharts, data process diagrams, structured analysis diagrams, and information flow diagrams.

Data Flow Diagram Examples

You need to draw the Data Flow Diagram? Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.The Data Flow Diagrams solution provides a numerous collection of Data Flow Diagram examples created according to Gane and Sarson, and Yourdon and Coad notations using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software.

Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design Crows Foot ER Diagrams

Crow's Foot notation was proposed by Gordon Everest. According to this notation, the entity is represented by rectangle, relation is depicted by line which ties two entities involved in a relationship. Entity-relationship diagrams based on both Chen's and Crow's Foot notations, can be easily drawn using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM ERD diagrams software tools for design element Crow's Foot and Chen from Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution.
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) serves for detailed description of structures and databases. An ERD represents a diagram made up mainly of rectangular blocks (for entities, or data) linked with relationships. The links between the blocks describe relations between these entities. There are three types of relationships: one-to-one,
one-to-many, many-to-many.
Draw Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERD) easily with ConceptDraw extended with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area. Use ERD software to create ER diagram.
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)