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Does anybody have any design ideas for flattening multiple measurement records into fact table columns.

Our current design imports the measurement records into a staging table and then uses a set of mappings to select the appropriately grouped measurements into the correct structure for inserting into the fact table.
The source measurments are identified by a business ID and they are mapped to different columns in the fact table. ie. measurement ID 001 maps to the GrossSalesValue column in the fact table. Obviously, the source records need to be grouped by the dimension keys when we make the extraction from the staging tables.

I imagine this to be a fairly common problem in most BI solutions so I'm sure there are plenty of suggestions out there to deal with it. :-)


Apr 20 '07 #1
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