Definition of System Flowchart

By Bimlendu Roy

System flowchart is the graphical representation of the flow of data in the system, and represents the work process of the system. Various symbols are used in the flowchart to designate specific actions.


Parallelogram is used to represent input and output of the system.


Rectangle represents the process that needs to be carried out in the system flowchart.


Diamond indicates the decision to be performed in the flowchart.


The oval shape signifies the start and end of the program in the system flowchart.

Flow Line

Flow line, a line with an arrowhead, is used to indicate the flow of data or logic in the system flowchart.