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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.

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

Introduction to UML Activity Diagrams
http://www.agilemodeling.com/artifacts/activityDiagram.htm

For DFDs and UML, I found these suggestions:

A Framework for Transforming Artifacts from Data Flow Diagrams to UML
http://www.actapress.com/PaperInfo.aspx?PaperID=16435

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
data.
http://infolab.fri.uni-lj.si/marko/CRP2001/Clanki/enterprise_modeling_with_uml.pdf

Towards an UML Based Graphical Representation of Grid Workflow Applications
http://www.springerlink.com/content/k9rrl0wnnjlmuy6k/
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Great input.  Thanks very much.  I'll check out these approaches and post back.  Excellente!
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Sufficiently.  Thanks!
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