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the idea is to be able to run a report on a legacy workflow system database (which has a bad GUI for showing workflow configuration) and then upload the data to (probably a java but any language is fine) an app that will render a nicely diagrammed representation of the workflow. (Also the next phase would be to show, for a specific instance of the workflow, which actions have completed (e.g. by coloring them green) and which have failed etc.)
I can't really find any libraries that will do this (complete apps seem to be more available like yEd).
It depends on what the actual data looks like. There are workflow tools like http://jbpm.jboss.org/ which have the ability to visually present the workflow. However the data that gets fed into the library as a workflow has to follow certain specification. I don't know if your data does that.
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I can modify the input data format to suit whatever libraries are available, the data is coming out of a very badly structured table so would need some massaging to make sense to any other system whatever is used.