Thursday, 22 November 2012

Flow Charts

What is a Flowchart?

A Flowchart is a graphical illustration of the steps and decisions in a rule or procedure. Flowcharts are used to visually represent the structure of information and show relationships between the steps in the rule or procedure. They literally describe a "chain of events" that should occur, including any major decision points along the way.

Below is an example of a Flowchart for rules and procedures
The example Flowchart above presents the major steps and decision points for checking the oil in a car. The steps appear in boxes and are numbered to make them easy to identify. The decision point ("Is Oil Line Correct?") is contained in a diamond. The arrow going from step 7 to step 3 indicates that part of the procedure must be repeated if the oil line is not correct.

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