What is the proper way to connect a periodic snapshot table to a date dimension?

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What is the proper way to connect a periodic snapshot table to a date dimension?

Post  falcon00 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:46 pm

I have a fact table with monthly budget forecast. The "book" says I should connect to the date dimension using the last day of the month. I was thinking that since these are forecast figures I should use the beginning of the period. Or should I take the third option and crate a month dimension and populate it with month and year instead of the standard date dimension?


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Re:What is the proper way to connect a periodic snapshot table to a date dimension?

Post  hkandpal on Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:29 pm

Hi,

you can use the begining of the month, if that works as the budget forecast is monthly. You dont need to create a sepearte dimension as you can pick up the starting month date from the current dimension.

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