Types of Flowcharts

11 Feb

There are 4 different types of Flowcharts. In this blog, I will describe the different types of blog and show an example of each of them.

System Flowcharts:

This is the most common type of Flowchart. It is used to show the logical flow of the process and includes decisions, flows of control, data stores and documents.

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Deployment Flowcharts:

This is sometimes referred to as a “cross functional flowchart” as it shows a process that involves a number of functional areas within an organisation. For example, the tracking of a product from supplier to customer would involve the purchasing department, accounting, the storage of the product and the sales department.

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Top down flowcharts give an overview of the major steps in a process. Each of these steps are then divided into subtasks. The flowchart is drawn horizontally and the subtasks are written below the main step in the process. There is usually less steps in this flowchart as it is normally used to show the most important steps.

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Logic Flowchart:

Logic Flowcharts are mainly used by programmers prior to coding. It is used to show the logical flow of control through the program, the processes and decision branches (If/Then/Else). It documents the order in which tasks are to be performed.

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4 Responses to “Types of Flowcharts”

  1. sad112759089 February 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Good use of charts

  2. sad111468572 February 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    simple and well explained

  3. sad109417338 February 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Thanks!

  4. Shalin April 20, 2015 at 7:40 am #

    What about the data-flow-diagrams. Usually they come under the flowchart / flow diagram category as well. Here is a flowchart tutorial with more information.

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