What the Fact?!

Almost always, joining fact tables is a big no-no in data modeling, and for good reason. From time to time however, we need to join fact tables because of architecture decisions that are outside of our control. Palpatine was right — sometimes you need to join the Dark Side. In this post I’ll tell you my method […]

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What’s Your (Dimension) Type?

In the data warehousing world, much attention has been paid to detailing the different dimension types and the design selection criteria for each. A related data warehousing design conundrum has garnered little fanfare, however—a post go-live transition from one dimension type to another. In today’s post, we will focus on the transition from a Type […]

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