Archives: June 2012
A surrogate key is an auto generated value, usually integer, in the dimension table. It is made the primary key of the table and is used to join a dimension to a fact table. Among other benefits, surrogate keys allow you to maintain history in a dimension table. Despite of… Read more
I occasionally review the search terms people use to get to this blog and secretly celebrate knowing my post helped them. If i know it didn’t, i add it to the list of items i should write about. This post is a result of one such thing.
Note: If you… Read more
Topic for this month’s T-SQL Tuesday, hosted by Aaron Nelson (@SQLVariant) is Logging.
I like to think of logging as a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) to an aircraft. FDR records data about functioning of an aircraft. No one cares what is in there as long as the aircraft… Read more