What is a system flowchart?

Flowchart symbolsSymbols used in flowcharts

System flowcharts are a way of displaying how data flows in a system and how decisions are made to control events.

To illustrate this, symbols are used. They are connected together to show what happens to data and where it goes.

Note that system flow charts are very similar to data flow charts. Data flow charts do not include decisions, they just show the path that data takes, where it is held, processed, and then output.