Summary

In this chapter you learned to perform some advanced operations on databases.

First, you populated the Jigsaw database in order to have data for the activities in the chapter. Then, you learned to do simple and complex searches in a database.

Then you were introduced to dimensional concepts and learned what dimensions are and how to load them with PDI. You learned about Type I, Type II, Type III SCDs and mini-dimensions. You still have to learn when and how to use those dimensions. You will do so in Chapter 12.

The steps you learned in this and the preceding chapter are far from being the full list of steps that PDI offers to work with databases. However, taking into account all you learned, you are now ready to use PDI for implementing most ...

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