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on. But who else in your organizat ion could realist ically be expect ed t o know all t hese det ails?
underst ands how all t he dat a f it s t oget her\u2014t he dat abase administ rat or (DBA). The bad news is t hat t he DBA is a dat abase specialist , not a
(market ing managers, execut ives) seldom have any t raining (or even int erest ) in t he subt let ies of t hird-normal form, concat enat ed keys, or
An example of a dimensional dat a model is
shown in Figure 22. 1: t he cent er t able\u2014Sales\u2014
contains the \u201c fact\u201d of primary importance to
reasonably sophist icat ed knowledge of bot h a query language and t he t able st ruct ure of t he database. However, as you will see, it is very easy t o answer t his t ype of quest ion when t he source of t he dat a is organized int o fact s and
can creat e complex queries is an import ant
benefit of t he dat a warehousing approach t o
decision support .
of t he size of a real-world warehouse, even a small warehouse is sufficient to illustrate the critical elements of data extraction and
dimensional dat a modeling. In Lesson 23 you will use your dat a warehouse t o explore your dat a in great er det ail and answer complex
!ext ract dat a t o creat e a fact t able
!build a st ar schema
!use grouping t o change t he granularit y
standards; however, it contains enough orders (j ust over 800) t o make t he querying exercises in this lesson and Lesson 23 worthwhile.
dat abase, we are going t o creat e links t o it s tables (recall Sect ion 8.3.3) andex t r act the dat a int o a new dat abase file.
Dat a ext ract ion is t he process of copying t he data from the operational system (i.e., the NORTHWI NDTRADERS order ent ry syst em) t o t he
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