Gane-Sarson Dataflow Diagram

Visio shapes stencils and templates
for Microsoft ® Visio ® 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021/Microsoft 365 Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2,
Lucidchart Pro, MyDraw, ConceptDraw Pro, Libre Office, SmartDraw, Omnigraffle Pro

6 shapes in 1 stencil of shapes (1 metric and 1 in US units, all in Visio VSS, VSSX and VSDX formats) that can be used to create Gane-Sarson dataflow diagrams. The templates provide a blank drawing canvas and define the way connections flow on drawings.
All the symbols have connection points at suitable locations.
The Data Store and Process shapes each have shape data (or custom properties in older Visio versions) accessed from the ribbon Data -> Shape Data (in older Visio: menu Shape -> Custom Properties) to allow you to enter and show an optional ID for each shape. The Data Store and Process symbols also have a version which always prompts for the ID and Process name when the shape is dropped on the page. Dataflows may also be named by double-clicking the shape and entering the appropriate text. Dataflows may also be set to be curved, straight or angled from the dataflow right-click menu.

Watch a video of a diagram being created with these shapes

All these example drawings were created using these shapes in Microsoft Visio.

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DFD exampledfd exampleDFD example with named dataflows

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This software works with:

  • Microsoft Visio 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/2021 (any version, Standard or Professional)
  • Microsoft 365 Visio Online Plan 1 and Plan 2.
  • ConceptDraw Pro on Mac OSX and Windows.
  • SmartDraw.
  • Lucidchart Pro.
  • MyDraw.
  • Libre Office.
  • Omnigraffle Pro on the Mac and iPad.


The current version is V2.34 dated 18th January 2021.


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Gane Sarson DFD for Visio

  • Stencils: 1
  • Shapes: 6
  • Download size: 443.5 KB

US$ 15.00

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Recent changes and updates

V2.34Jan 2021 Improved resizing of many shapes
V2.33Sep 2020 Added files suitable for use with Microsoft 365 Plan 1 Visio and Libre Office Draw
V2.33Jun 2020 Sign all installation files with new code-signing certificate
V2.32Apr 2020 Changed Gane-Sarson Process shape's menus for setting the shape ID and Name
Added Gane-Sarson Process shape's menus for setting ID text to left or middle
V2.31Oct 2019 Create all-in-one installer for all file formats

The stencil

Gane Sarson DFD

Gane Sarson DFD