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Data Flow Modeling - Data Flow Reuse

Data Flow Modeling - Data Flow Reuse

Data Flow Modeling - Data Flow Reuse

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I am trying to develop a high level data flow diagram to map out the intefaces between our applications. One of the
mechanisms we use is an XML "datagram" which is basically an XML message published on a queue which is then picked up by
multiple consuming applications. I would like to have a single flow defined with multiple targets, but PowerDesigner
only allows one target.

The only way I have been able to model this has been to put in a split/merge showing the message coming in and several
messages going out. However, the impact of this approach is that the "same" message is defined mulitple times. This
will make maintenance and impact analysis more difficult.

Does anyone have a suggestion on a better approach?


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