Need UML representation of Data Flow Diagram or close to

Posted on 2007-08-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I need to create the UML equivalent of a Data Flow Diagram, or as close to it as possible.   I need it to have "sources/sinks", "processes", and "flows" with both one and two-way arrows, and labels for all of these.

Any suggestions on whether this is possible and how to approach this would be appreciated.

Question by:codequest
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    Accepted Solution

    The closest thing in UML is the activity diagram. You can read more here:

    Introduction to UML Activity Diagrams

    For DFDs and UML, I found these suggestions:

    A Framework for Transforming Artifacts from Data Flow Diagrams to UML

    For graphical representation of dataflow models we
    suggest to use the use case diagrams for both, the context
    level and its sub-models. Functions can be described
    as use cases and dataflows with stereotyped
    associations. For this purpose we introduce three additional
    stereotypes: data, document and physical resource,
    each of which describes a specific type of exchanging

    Towards an UML Based Graphical Representation of Grid Workflow Applications
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    Author Comment

    Great input.  Thanks very much.  I'll check out these approaches and post back.  Excellente!
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    Expert Comment

    Did that resolve your issue?
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    Author Comment

    Sufficiently.  Thanks!

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