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Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS by Gerhard Svolba

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Chapter 7

Analysis Subjects and Multiple Observations

 

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Analysis Subject

7.3 Multiple Observations

7.4 Data Mart Structures

7.5 No Analysis Subject Available?

 

7.1  Introduction

In Chapter 5 – The Origin of Data, we explored possible data sources from a technical point of view, and in Chapter 6 – Data Models, we discussed the data models and data structures that we might encounter when accessing data for analytics.

In this chapter we will cover the basic structure of our analysis table.

In the following sections we will look at two central elements of analytic data structures:

•  the identification and definition of the analysis subject

•  the determination of whether multiple observations per analysis subject exist and ...

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