Have You Built Your Audit Dimension Yet?

One of the most effective tools for managing data quality and data governance, as well as giving business users confidence in the data warehouse results, is the audit dimension. We often attach an audit dimension to every fact table so that business users can choose to illuminate the provenance and confidence in their queries and reports. Simply put, the audit dimension elevates metadata to the status of ordinary data and makes this metadata available at the top level of any BI tool user interface.

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Dimensional Modeling Techniques – Kimball Group

Ralph Kimball introduced the data warehouse/business intelligence industry to dimensional modeling in 1996 with his seminal book, The Data Warehouse Toolkit.  Since then, the Kimball Group has extended the portfolio of best practices.Drawn from The Data Warehouse Toolkit, Third Edition, the “official” Kimball dimensional modeling techniques are described on the following links and attached .pdf:

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