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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.

ERD Symbols and Meanings

Crow's foot notation is used in Barker's Notation, Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADM) and information engineering. Crow's foot diagrams represent entities as boxes, and relationships as lines between the boxes. Different shapes at the ends of these lines represent the cardinality of the relationship.
The Chen's ERD notation is still used and is considered to present a more detailed way of representing entities and relationships.
To create an ERD, software engineers mainly turn to dedicated drawing software, which contain the full notation resources for their specific database design - ERD symbols and meanings. CS Odessa has released an all-inclusive Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution for their powerful drawing program, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
How to Build an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

ER Diagram Styles

When creating ER diagrams, you can apply different color ER diagram styles and also notation styles. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM enhanced with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution gives the ability to draw visual and attractive ER Diagrams using the style icons from Crow’s Foot notation and Chen's notation professionally designed and offered by ERD Chen's Notation and ERD Crow’s Foot Notation libraries.

Cisco Telepresence. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Telepresence contains videoconference equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.

Visio Files and ConceptDraw

Visio Files and ConceptDraw. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is compatible with MS Visio.VDX formatted files.VDX is Visio’s open XML file format, and it can be easily imported and exported by ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.

How To Create Visio Bubble Chart

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to easily create business charts and diagrams of any complexity, including the bubbles diagram and then make an MS Visio file from your diagram in a few simple steps.

Standard Shapes for Value Stream Mapping

ConceptDraw Value Stream Mapping solution extends software with templates, samples and vector shapes for drawing Value Stream Maps (VSM).

Cisco Security. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library "Cisco Security" contains 16 symbols of security devices and equipment for drawing the computer network diagrams using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.

UML Class Diagram Generalization Example UML Diagrams

This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Class Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample describes the use of the classes, the generalization associations between them, the multiplicity of associations and constraints. Provided UML diagram is one of the examples set that are part of Rapid UML solution.

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)