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    Flow charting question (2003)

    I know that a decision (Y/N) is represented by a diamond in the flow chart but how do you represent a decision that has multiple outcomes? For example, choosing a destination from six possible locations. Obviously, I could have a series of Y/N diamonds but that becomes cluttered.

    Is there any symbol like a star that has multiple points (exit points)? Or, what is the collective wisdom/advice of the Lounge?

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    Re: Flow charting question (2003)

    I am faced with this from time to time also. I still use the decision diamond, with an org-chart-like spread below it. See (crude) attachment.

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    Re: Flow charting question (2003)

    Interesting approach. Thanks.

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    Re: Flow charting question (2003)

    I would also use the org-chart-like spread in the same way although I would most likely choose a plain process box at the decision point and title it in some way as a 'Categorise' process. That way I can get more text in there.
    I would still use the decision box if there were three possible selections though <img src=/S/bagged.gif border=0 alt=bagged width=22 height=22>
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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