ER diagram example

This basic ER diagram example template can help you:

  • Provide information about various entities.
  • Show relationships between different entities.
  • Model and troubleshoot your database.

Open this template to view an example of a basic ER diagram that you can customize to your use case.

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ER diagram example example

Streamline your database with an ER diagram example

If you need to visualize the components of a database or process, you can use an ER diagram example. ER diagrams, also known as entity relationship diagrams, can help developers, database administrators, analysts, and others map out how the different parts of a system interact.

The diagram shows entities within a system, the attributes or characteristics that make these entities unique, and the relationships that govern how these entities work together. This flowchart can be very helpful when you need to troubleshoot a database or build a process.

Lucidchart provides an ER diagram example template that you can quickly customize for your specific use case. The ER diagram can also be easily shared, whether you want to collaborate with your team on a model or share information with relevant stakeholders.

Use the ER diagram template in Lucidchart

Once you have added the ER diagram, Lucidchart allows you to start editing quickly. Double-click anywhere on the canvas to add or change text and use the shape library to add more shapes and lines to depict various entities, attributes, and relationships.

  • Use the rectangles to add entities such as users, events, or schedules.
  • Use the ovals to add attributes to the entities, such as descriptions and specifics like passwords.
  • Use the diamonds to label relationships between different entities.

To add information to the template, you can link data and have it update the template automatically.

If you collaborate with a team, you can use the in-editor chat or comments during your interactive sessions. Once your ER diagram example is complete, you can then quickly share it through Lucidchart’s integrations with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Slack.

For more information on ER diagrams and how to create an ER diagram in Lucidchart, use the buttons to the right of the template.

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