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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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Source Control and Other Documentation Standards

Already in the OLAP modeling phase, your BI project will contain many files of many different types. While you are in the modeling phase, the files will probably mostly consist of Visio diagrams, Excel spreadsheets, and Word documents. It is very important to establish a methodology for versioning and source control early in your project. When you move to the prototyping and developing phase, the number and types of files will increase exponentially.

You can use any tool that works for you and your team: Rational ClearCase, Perforce, Visual Source Safe (VSS), Visual Studio Team System, SharePoint Document Libraries, or versioning via Office. The important point is that you must establish a system ...

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