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By Joyce Duncan, Lesley Rackley, Alexandria Walker

Often called SSADM, the established platforms research and layout approach is now generally followed as a software program layout technique within the public region. This ebook covers the latest model of the strategy - model four.

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Entities within a system may be related to or dependent on each other. The nature of these relationships is defined by Logical Data Modelling (LDM). Member of Staff Name Title Salary etc... 1 - Hidden Attributes in Entities To put LDM into context, we know that data is moved around the system by processes . These processes may be triggered in a number of ways ; for example, time, input of data from outside or from another part of the system. Data Flow 30 Stage J : Investigation of Current Environment (Continued) 31 Diagrams (DFDs), introduced in Chapter 2, show how data moves around the system; LDM concentrates on the entities, or groups of data, and their relationship(s) with each other; Entity Life Histories (ELHs) identify the events which trigger the processes and show which entities in the system are created, changed or deleted by each event.

In practice the DFDs may need to be redrawn frequently as the analyst clarifies his understanding ofthe system ; for this reason, some automated aid to diagramming will prove invaluable. 2) and an explanation of the symbols used follow below. A description is then provided of the steps involved in producing a Levell and a Level 2 DFD. Register Guest Reception ~ .. 2 Current Environment Level I Data Flow Diagram Arrivals Ust RoomChart CustomerFile Reservations Diary ...... \0 ~ s ::l ~. '<: ~ ~ ~ Q ~ 5" ::l ~.

Therefore, approximately 7 should be the target. Each process box should be suitable for expanding into a Level 2 DFD . Error and exceptions handling are usually only shown on Level 2 DFDs in order to avoid compl icating the overview presented in a Level I DFD . A number of approaches can be adopted when producing a Levell DFD. Two such approaches are described below and two more are briefly mentioned. Approach 1 • Identify the major data flows into and out of the system, together with their respective starting and finishing points (the source and recipient of the data).

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