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Process Modeling – Is this a fact or a dimension?

November 23, 2011

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This is a question I see a lot on forums (and also get asked) and it’s generally based on confusion around events and processes (such as an incident, a bank application process etc). Let’s remember what the difference is between a fact and a dimension. A fact table stores a business process.  A fact is therefore an […]

Date Order

November 19, 2011

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I had a request recently to change the order of the date dimension in my SSAS cubes to descending, so that users could easily find the most recent dates. Users are using COGNOS Analysis Studio to slice and dice the data. The users of course could have simply dragged the date hierarchy onto the “canvas”, […]