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Designing a Data Warehouse: Supporting Customer Relationship Management by Chris Todman

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Chapter 4. The Implications of Time in Data Warehousing

The principal subject of this book is the design of data warehouses. One of the least well understood issues surrounding data warehouse design is the treatment and representation of time. This chapter introduces the characteristics of time and the way that it is used in data warehousing applications. The chapter goes on to describe fully the problems encountered with time. We need to introduce some rigor into the way that time is treated in data warehousing, and this chapter lays out the groundwork to enable that to be achieved. We also examine the more prominent solutions that other major practitioners have proposed in the past and that have been used ubiquitously in first-generation data ...

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