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M. MucchettiBigQuery for Data Warehousinghttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6186-6_16

16. Reporting

Mark Mucchetti1 
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Santa Monica, CA, USA
 
It would be hard to claim that business intelligence could exist without reporting. Some of the earliest human-written communication is reporting. Figure 16-1 shows an ancient Babylonian tablet from 514 BCE recording a rental contract in cuneiform. You could see this as something like a row in a modern database table.
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Figure 16-1

A cuneiform tablet. Roughly translated, it says that party A rents his house to party B yearly, for a rent of 18 silver shekels. The renter is responsible for reroofing ...

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