Finding related members in another dimension
As mentioned in the introduction of the previous recipe, Finding related members in the same dimension, this recipe deals with a slightly different scenario. It explains how to find the related members from two or more different dimensions.
Before we start, please keep in mind that when we say a dimension, we mean any hierarchy in that dimension from now on.
Dimensions, unlike hierarchies of the same dimension, are unrelated and therefore independent objects. Without a third table in the form of a third fact table, they are unrelated, at least in the dimensional modeling sense. When a fact table is inserted among them, the many-to-many relationship comes into existence.
There are two different types of ...