Data flow diagram is graphical representation of flow of data in an information system.It is capable of depicting incoming data flow, outgoing data flow and stored data. The DFD does not mention anything about how data flows through the system. There is a prominent difference between DFD and Flowchart. The flowchart depicts flow of control in program modules. DFDs depict flow of data in the system at various levels. DFD does not contain any control or branch elements.
Types of DFD
Data Flow Diagrams are either Logical or Physical.