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How to Create a Data Flow Diagram using ConceptDraw PRO

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How to Create a Data Flow Diagram using ConceptDraw PRO

Data flow diagramming is a highly effective technique for showing the flow of information through a system. Data flow diagrams reveal relationships among and between the various components in a program or system. DFD is 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. The set of standard symbols is used to depict how these components interact in a system. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to draw a simple and clear Data Flow Diagram using special libraries. Read more
The Data flow diagram (DFD) example "Payment for goods using UPS code scanner" shows data flow in process of payment for goods in the shop using the MaxiCode scanner.
"MaxiCode is a public domain, machine-readable symbol system originally created and used by United Parcel Service. Suitable for tracking and managing the shipment of packages, it resembles a barcode, but uses dots arranged in a hexagonal grid instead of bars. MaxiCode has been standardised under ISO/IEC 16023.
A MaxiCode symbol (internally called "Bird's Eye", "Target", "dense code", or "UPS code") appears as a 1 inch square, with a bullseye in the middle, surrounded by a pattern of hexagonal dots. It can store about 93 characters of information, and up to 8 MaxiCode symbols can be chained together to convey more data. The centered symmetrical bullseye is useful in automatic symbol location regardless of orientation, and it allows MaxiCode symbols to be scanned even on a package traveling rapidly." [MaxiCode. Wikipedia]
This example of data flow diagram (Gane & Sarson notation) was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
DFD
DFD, process, external entity, data store,
The vector stencils library "DFD, Gane-Sarson notation" contains 12 DFD elements.
Use it for drawing data flow diagrams (DFD) using Gane-Sarson notation in the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Data Flow Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
External Entity
External Entity, external entity,
Process
Process, process,
Process w / Location
Process w / Location, process,
Data Store
Data Store, data store,
Jump
Jump,
Angled Connector
Angled Connector,
Angled Connector 2
Angled Connector 2,
Top to Bottom Variable
Top to Bottom Variable,
Bottom to Side
Bottom to Side,
Side to Side
Side to Side,
Side to Same Side
Side to Same Side,
Top to Top Side
Top to Top Side,