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Should I create a Factless Fact Table or Denormalise my table

I am creating a data warehouse from a store database and I have a question regarding the design of my dimensions and facts. In the store database a table exists for Person, Person_Address and ...
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Conformed Fields or Snowflake? - Shop and Customer Location

I have shop dimension and customer dimension which both has location information. Should I create location dimension to correlate shop location and customer location? I believe this one is called ...
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Dimension for Product Properties based on Product Type - Sparse Dimension?

I am creating dimension of product properties for sales facts. Property of product depend of product type. For example: - Type = smartphone. Properties = model, OS, size - Type = book. Properties = ...
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Is my understanding of Fact table granularity correct?

Myself and another DBA at our company are tasked with reviewing a database design that a vendor has developed for us. The vendor has said they use Kimball as the basis for their design. (NOTE: I am ...
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Modeling Conversion Events in a Data Warehouse

How should I model conversion events? For instance, if a sales opportunity goes from "stage: prospecting" to "stage: validating", should that be treated as a changing dimension, or a conversion event ...
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Business Logic in Data Warehouse

my question is: Should business logic be stored in the data warehouse data store? Or should it only exist in the reporting applications? To give a more concrete example: In the CRM operational ...
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Database design for tracking referral dollars and referred dollars

Dropbox has a great referral incentive program that gives a storage bonus based on whether a person is referred to Dropbox or refers others to Dropbox. What data base design is good for managing ...
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Dimension or Degenerate Dimension?

I am taking a course on data warehousing. Currently, I am reading through Ralph Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit. I understand that a degenerate dimension is a dimension key that is stored in a fact ...
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Constellation Schema; Relationships between fact tables

What are acceptable types of depedendcies between facts in a multiple-fact schema? Conceptually talking, As you know a Multi-Dimensional Model may have multiple facts (like in a constellation ...
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Greenplum's poor dynamic partition elimination

I have large fact tables in Greenplum with many years of history that are partitioned by a surrogate key (which represents time). Of course almost all queries are for recent time periods where the ...
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ER Studio Data Architect - Deleted relationship in sub model - need to sync up in main model

I have Main Model where I have few entities and relationships. I had pulled out few entities from the Main model into a submodel and was working on the sub model. whereby I had to delete few ...
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Dealing with measure groups of different granularity

Let's say I have a simple data warehouse with the following fact tables: FactPurchase: one row per property purchased, with purchase amount, value, etc. FactMonthlyStatus: one row per property, per ...
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To normalize or not to normalize for few distinct values

Assuming in a Postgres database, you have a table called party, which can have less than 5 well-defined party_types such as 'Person' or 'Organization'. Would you store the party_type in the party ...
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How to solve multidimensional data relationship

I'm having a problem, that I could solve programmatically, but for my personal (test) project I'm trying to see if I can fix it in the relational model. Imagine a complex fashion product Pants with ...
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Many people, one event, multiple factors - OLAP

Have a modeling problem here... first the back-story... We deal with accident data on our project, 1 vehicle-crash can have multiple people and vehicles involved, and many associated factors across ...
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Datamodel design for multiple roles, country access

I am in the process of creating a data model for the below scenario there will be two hierarchies a) dept hierarchy (emp -> team -> dept -> branch) b) sales hierarchy (emp -> marketing manager -> ...
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Type of Foreign Keys for a Dimensional Model Fact Table?

I've been reading about dimensional models, and in particular fact tables, but I haven't really seen one in action (i.e. the actual content), just diagrams of the table structures and column names ...
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Modeling staff dimension in data warehouse

I need to write a data warehouse diagram. I've got a problem with staff area. I have to store a information about workers details like name, age etc., and workers job time and agreement details like ...
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BI development in Microsoft BI

I need to learn how to create a dimensional modelling for an organisation that do not has a BI tool and BI model. Where can I learn more about BI development that should be used in a company? IT's ...
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Datawarehouse Design: Combined Date Time dimension vs. Separate Day and Time dimensions and timezones

We are just starting design for a new data warehouse and we're trying to design how our date and time dimensions will work. We need to be able to support multiple timezones (probably at least GMT, ...