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Fact/Dim design question for cubes


Fact/Dim design question for cubes

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Chris Becker
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With Accounts cube we quite a few measures setup such as Active, Residential, CreditScore buckets.

Any issues with creating FactAccounts table with columns such as IsActive, IsResidential, values being 0 or 1, and they get summed up as a measure.

Or create these as dimensions?



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To me, Active and Residential seem to be dimensions. Defining them as dimensions means you can easily find info about active residential records etc. If they are a measure, this sort of question is not easy to deal with.



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I agree with happycat, they should be used in a dimension. You can use the Count Distinct MDX function to answer the How Many... question

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I think the answer can be both. Although I would normally associate those items with a dimension, it could be possible depending on the business processes that they would be usefully done as a measure or even both in the same cube.



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