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How to Create a Workflow Process Diagram in Microsoft Excel 2007
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Flowcharts visually represent a process or workflow in a step-by-step manner. It breaks down a process into steps, usually in a sequential order. Each step is represented by blocks or ovals, and connected by lines or arrows. A flowchart is most commonly used in the planning stages of a project, in order to map out the various steps in a workflow. By extension, a flowchart can be used to document, communicate, and analyse a workflow. They may also be used in more technical fields, such as programming, to illustrate data flow. The primary benefit of flowcharts is its clarity.
Every flowchart must have starting and ending points. They are represented by rounded rectangles or ellipses, with the words "Start" and "End" inside. Since the process may have several different results, depending on the decisions made during the flow, the flowchart can have several possible endpoints, with a circle or oval representing each endpoint. Because you don't know how much space you'll need, begin by drawing the "Start" shape and draw the "End" symbol last. A rectangle stands for an action or operation that must be taken to move to the next step in the process.
Workflow templates are non-editable workflows that exist in the generic version of Business Central. Another way to quickly create a workflow is to import an existing workflow that you have on a file outside of Business Central. For more information, see Export and Import Workflows.