Decision box

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A decision box is a diamond-shaped box in a flowchart containing a decision to be made. In the image below, the "Does the computer turn on?" and "Are there any error messages?" objects are examples. Each box has either Yes, No, or both near them to indicate the direction the user should follow on the flowchart.

Flowchart example

Following the flow chart

For example, in the flow chart above, a user may follow the following path.

  1. Does the computer turn on? User answers: No.
  2. Is the computer power light on? User answers: No.
  3. Final flow chart answer: Check the computer power cord.

Business terms, Flowchart