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Data Flow Diagram - Exercise

Objective: Interpret data flow in the diagram.

Exercise Scoring

This exercise is worth a total of 20 points. You will receive up to 10 points for each correctly answered question below.

Background and Overview

In the preceding lesson, you learned that a data flow diagram illustrates how data is handled in an organization. In this exercise, you will apply what you learned to interpret a portion of a sample data flow diagram.


Examine the following graphic that shows a small section of a data flow diagram.
Sample data flow diagram
Sample Data Flow diagram

Answer the following two questions:
  1. What do the parallel lines located between the Vendor and Clerk squares represent?
  2. How would you interpret ( in a single sentence and in the proper order), how data is being handled in the diagram?

Submitting your Exercise

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