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Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:33 AM
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Hi Guys,

Been a while since I posted but I think I could really do with the thoughts of some more people on this particular one (outside of my workplace). We have a need to allow users adhoc reporting but the database is more complex than most examples I've seen for this type of thing. Basically...

There are product groups
product groups have serials
serials have data* and transaction logs

The problem arises at the data, this data is spread between a large number of tables (most of which are split into master and detail tables in order to allow single row data and multiple row data to exist over the same data point.

I have attached a rough diagram of this (although it's actually a bit more complex).

I was originally considering powerview but I'm starting to think that this may be a bit complex for a cube and if I read correctly then it seems that powerview works over cubes?

Cheers!


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Usually Adhoc reporting is allowed against a Data Warehouse not against an OLTP system - is this an OLTP system, init?

Allowing adhoc reporting against this structure might cripple the system as a whole.

I would suggest to create a star-schema datamart in a different environment then allow reporting against it.


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This is an archive of an OLTP system, and operates completely seperate other than taking a data feed at specified intervals.

Got loads of stuff I need to check on from your previous reply as I am relatively new to this lot and self taught so I don't get to hear these terms
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