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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Practical Advice About Data Warehousing

A data warehousing effort requires both theory and discovery. Although the theory associated with building a data warehouse could be considered a rather well understood topic today, practical experience still has much to offer. In this section, we’ll look at a few of the data warehousing best practices that we have found most valuable.

Anticipating and Rewarding Operational Process Change

It is almost certain that a data warehousing effort will identify data elements and relationships essential to realizing the enterprise goals that are not currently captured in the operational processes. It is also likely that those who would be most directly affected in their day-to-day work by addressing this will feel ...

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