Chapter 4. Creating Dimensions

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Analyze source data using the Data Source View Designer.

  • Create standard, time, and parent-child dimensions using the Dimension Wizard.

  • Deploy a dimension and browse its members.

  • Modify a dimension using the Dimension Designer.

  • View and respond to Design Warnings.

  • Create attribute relationships and user-defined hierarchies.

  • Configure dimension and attribute properties.

In Chapter 1, you learned that you turn data into information by adding dimensions that contain attributes and hierarchies to numerical values. The dimensions add context and meaning to numbers. This is one of the major benefits provided by a dimensional database. In Chapter 2, you learned that you can create a dimensional ...

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