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Malini5
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Posted - 08/03/2013 :  06:33:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello!

I am very new to BI and I need to create a cube from the scratch. The main thing that I dont understand is how to generate fact and dimension tables? Any help would be really appreciated.

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Malini

visakh16
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Posted - 08/03/2013 :  06:45:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you've a datamart or a data warehouse currently? Or do you just have a few source tables which you need to use for cube creation?

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Malini5
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Posted - 08/03/2013 :  07:25:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have only source tables in the main database engine
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visakh16
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Posted - 08/03/2013 :  07:33:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
then you need to first create a data mart for your cube creation. the tables will mostly be denormalised in data mart and will consist of fact tables containing the required measures and linking to various dimensions using key columns which will have foreign key relationships to dimension table key columns. The dimensions will also have attributes included.

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Malini5
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Posted - 08/08/2013 :  15:56:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a loottt :)
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visakh16
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Posted - 08/09/2013 :  06:11:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
welcome

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