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Dataflow analysis tool

can anyone please give me the guidelines to design a dataflow visualization and analysis tool for a product..
kishore kumar Send private email
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Is this a homework question or are you serious?

If serious, you're gonna have to give a bit of context.
Scorpio Dragon Send private email
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Why would I acknowledge your request with a 15 min response if you yourself have no more than a minute to spend on the matter?

Perhaps if you'd taken the time to properly formulate your request I might've spent some time on it.

There, that's my 1 minute response.
Single sentences get nothing from me
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Yes, this is an open forum so ANYONE can reply to your question.
Them apples
Thursday, September 11, 2008

We use data flow diagrams extensively in our products and solutions.

They're very good at analysing which data attributes are processed/fetched/stored where. Especially when you have a complex workflow and a lot of processing between servers.

We use Visio. There are 2 templates called Data Flow Diagrams. Use the one under Software and Database.

In terms of guidelines I would suggest starting with our friend Wikipedia:


Ajay Soni
Enjector Software Ltd.
Ajay Soni Send private email
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just found this link to help you with Visio (if you have it):

Oh yes, the other tool you might like is:

We have just recently started to use this.

Ajay Soni Send private email
Thursday, September 11, 2008
It wasn't a home-work problem actually.
This is my internship project.
I have to complete it within three months.
The tool should have a lot of interactivity.
So i thought i could use Flash.. I still have to learn flash..
So is it possible for me complete the project before the deadline ??

Thanks Ajay.

@Single sentences --- Actually i'm new to this forum and i didn't know much about the project so i couldn't explain it properly so please don mind.

Friday, September 12, 2008
we have a B2B messaging service product.. there are many components involved in it. so the project to show the interactivity among these components, inputs and outputs and how databases are updated etc., diagrammatically.

Friday, September 12, 2008

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