Extending the sales datamart model

You may, and you usually, have more than one fact table sharing some of the dimensions. Look at the following diagram:

Extending the sales datamart model

It shows two stars sharing three dimensions: Regions, Manufacturers, and Time. The star model to the left is the sales star model you already know. The star model to the right doesn't have data for accessories, but does have more detail for puzzles such as the number of pieces they have or the category or theme they belong to. When you have more than one fact table sharing dimensions as here, you have what is called a constellation.

The following table summarizes the dimensions added to the datamart: ...

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