Banking example - Customer transfers funds
The customer wants to transfer money from his checking account to his savings account. He does this via an internet banking session, where he needs to login using his password/pin. The password is valid so he enters the main menu. From the main menu he goes to the account menu. In this case he has chosen the transfer checking to saving option. The system validates the balance, in this case there was enough balance. Then updates both accounts and return with a transferred message. And the customer logs out (without doing another action). This is just one of many (millions) permutations. Use the choices on the right to make different diagrams or even different starting points (e.g. ATM, Merchant or Web-Shop).
The generated MSG-Flow
|Customer Web-Intf Acc-Srv Acc-DB|
|| | | ||
|| | |---get-login-details|
|| | |<-----login-details|
---->| | |
|| | |------get-balance|
|| | |<-----balance-info|
|| | |-upd-checking-balance|
|| | |--upd-saving-balance|
|| | |----commit-changes|
|| | |<---changes-committed|
You can and paste the above flow representation in a text file or in your favourite text editor using a monospace font. Ofcourse you will loose the context sensitive output and the links towards additional information.
The decission table shows which decissions have been made so far and which to make. The header contains the choice number and the entity making the choice. The choices are shown from left (latest) to right (earlier) which make it handier to follow or adapts. All choices you could have choisen on a specific level are displayed. You can click on the description to make a different choice.Customer-flows : The customer starts any action.
Additional Generated Information
You can the following url to refer to the graph. Or copy as to have it embeded in usable HTML code.
Be aware that changes/improvements will not be reflected in the graph.
The plain text, which can be used by some editors, is given below. Use it if you want to make edit in you favorite editor. It does not contain links as they are not supported by some editors. You can copy the text and paste it e.g. into WebSequenceDiagrams, SequenceDiagram or SwimLanes. You can also copy it for and paste it into PlantUML.