.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Dimension where source DSV Table has multiple FKs to the same table

Posted By:      Posted Date: December 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi All, if I have a dimension table "DimService" and it has 2 foreign keys to another dimension table "DimCustomer" on 2 different FK fields, lets say they are called SellTo and BillTo Customer.

If I wanted to show properties from both SellTo Customer and BillTo Customer it doesn't seem possible as there is no way to tell the dimension builder *which* relationship to go down for the magical join that it must be producing.

Is there any way to do this?

I have worked around it by creating named queries in the DSV (DimCustomerSellTo and DimCustomerBillTo) but of course this means that it needs to load the same data twice on processing which is sub-optimal.

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Multiple Source connections in Configuration Table

 I am trying to query multiple servers for properties and record those properties in a table for later use.  I can make this work with the ForEachEnumerator by querying a table. However, I would like to use the Package Configurations option if I can instead.  Any options? Is there a way to force the package to loop through multiple values for one variable, contained in an SSIS configuration table?  Thanks in advance!

Data Flows in SSIS - Mapping Multiple source tables to Destination table **Newb question**

Hi I am new to SSIS and had a basic question. I have around 30+ tables in a db that needs to be migrated to a newer schema in the DB. The data flow task seems to be ideally suited for my requirement. My question is do I need to create 30+ different data flow tasks for this which will get executed one after the other or is there a better way to migrate large number of tables. Also how are referential constraints taken care of during such migration. Thanks and Regards, Ganesh Ranganathan
Ganesh Ranganathan
[Please mark the post as answer if it answers your question]

Multiple companies and fiscal calendars in date dimension table

We are creating an application where different companies can have their own fiscal calendar starting on different dates. For example one company’s fiscal year may start in April and some others in Sep. Also fiscal calendars may start at any date. (E.g. 29 Sept).

These fiscal calendars would be created for parent companies. We have added the parent company ids to the date dimension table. Please suggest the correct way of setting the attribute relationship in the above scenario. If this is not the right method to do this, please suggest the correct design approach for achieving this.


Thanks in advance,


Hamlin Stephen

SSIS - load table from source text file with multiple record lengths


I have a text file that has mulitple records lengths that I need to load into a table.  The file has multiple record types and each record type detemines the length of the record.  Let me try to explain...the file has a balance line 1, multiple detail records, balance line 2, and a trailer record.

The first record is a balance line 1, which has a record length of 144.

Detail records with a record type of inv or crd, will have a record length of 147.  The remaining record types will have a length of 144.

The second to the last record is balance line 2, which has a a record length of 156.

And the trailer record, which has a record length of 162.

Here is a portion of my source file.  I have made each line bold where you can see the rec type.  The record starting with 9999 is the trailer.

077700001BL100000002010100120101008BALANCE FORWARD 0000000000000000001081175D0000000000{0000000000{0000000000{000001081175D00 0000000000{

077701000INV01953172010100120101008GROCERY - DRY 0000000000000000000073504I0000016678K0000000852G0000000000{000000057679D011N 0000093201E010

07779008099000000002010100820101008KC CASH REC. 0000000000000000001081175M0000000000{0000000000{0000000000{000001081175M00 00000000

Why shouldn't I snowflake a date dimension to a table in my data source view that's not a fact?


This is quite difficult for me to communicate so please bear with me.

I have created my data source view in my solution. I have a central fact table surrounded by the dimensions. Several of the dimensions have dates which I converted to integers. Thinking that I would need separate date dimension tables so the date integers could find their dates I created a data dimension table "snowflaked" to the dimensions with dates.

An example is my dimPolicy table has dates of creation and ending.

I converted these to integers.

A table called dimPolicycalendar was made in the DSV and then linked. A dimension snowflaked to a dimension.

When I went to create a dimension for Policy it auto attached the dimPolicyCalendar. Then all my dates disappeared. And the generic values in the dimPolicyCalendar appeared.


How do I get my values back?

If I wasn't supposed to add a calendar table to the dimension how will I convert those integer values to the date values I want?

I am panicking a little because I can not find any helpful resources.

You are my last hope before we are pushed to an Oracle solution. Yuck!



BJ Gordon

merging multiple tables in a single dataset to single table


 i have a stored procedure which returns three tables to a dataset ..... now i need to merge all three tables to a single table from d same dataset 

like dataset1 has table1 table2 and table3 .... i want all the three tabels to be merged into dataset1 itself .... instead of three diffrent tables so that i can show all three table data in a single datagrid  as a compact data and combination of 3 tables from d single dataset.....

can some1 help me please.....

Record is already exists in Dimension table but still Kimball SCD Component is Identifying it as a n

Hi I have loaded Dimension table. Now even if the record already exists in my dimension table , every time I run package Kimball method SCD component is identifying as a new record. Please advise. Thanks, Anuja

Getting counts by 2nd Date Dimension Attribute with Snapshot Style Fact Table

  I have an MDX question finding hard to solve.  I have a Snapshot Fact Table with a snapshot of the records in the source system for each batch date.  All records in the fact table are assigned the batch date with the batch date key.  There are many records for each day and each batch date is an entire copy of the source records.  So, the grain of the fact table is one record for each batch date that exists in the source system.  These facts rows have another date in them for when the record was entered.  This date is different from the batch date in that the batch date is based on the day the batch was processed and the entered date is based on when the record was entered.  If a record was entered many days before, its batch date will be today but its entered date will be several days ago.  Therefore each day a copy of all the records entered the previous batch date and all the records added on today's batch date are present. Fact Table : FactSnaphshotKey (surrogate for easier administration) BatchDateKey (link to batch date dimension – date dimension, first in dimension list so it is used for semi aggregate measures) EnteredDateKey (link to entered date dimension – date dimension) Facts Count – measure for fact table - default measure from Analysis Services cube 2 Dim

How 2 join Multiple Keys based table???

I have a table INC with 2 Columns/Fields, i.e. YR and CL set as primary keys by selecting both the columns and selecting primary key symbol with right click. How to set up a FK with the other table INC_DTL's CL which I seek to be restricted to a combination of the INC's 2 fields? Thanx in advance.

Analysis Service Process Dimension Cause : OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: ORA-00942: table or v

Dear Gurus, I'd face a "STRANGE" problem. I'm using SQL2008 connect to Oracle Data Source (OracleOldDB.1) When I process a snow-flake dimension . There is a ORA-00942 problem. But if I past the SQL Statement to a Oracle Tool . It worked without any problem. Does any body ever face this "STRANGE" problem ? And I'd try to remove this table from data-source-view and re-join it . Still same problem !!  Wilson

Infopath 2007 Repeating Table - Multiple Value Column Text - Hiding Rows based on Column text values

Infopath 2007 browser based form Full Trust Example: I have a repeating table (FruitChoice) that has multiple columns. Both drop down list point to sharepoint list data sources. Choose your tree ft. drop down list – 6Ft Choose your Department drop down list - 103 This repeating table is conditional on the drop down values. This works great. Trees     Fruit       Cost   Date Ordered    Date Delivery Department 6Ft        Peaches                                                        103 3Ft        Apples                                                          102 3Ft        Peaches         &

Avoiding a SELECT distinct query generated by SSAS when using dimension derived from fact table

Hi, I am using a dimension derived out ot a fact table and the factt able primary key is dimension key. Issue is, there are large number of rows and so many attributes. SSAS issues distinct query and it takes large amount of time. Without the distinct statement, query takes only 3 min for 4 million rows. With the distinct, it takes 20 min. Becuase the fact primary key is the dimension key there is no need of a distinct statement. I know there is a option in the dimension to say "By Table" to avoid this. But unfortuantely, i breach the 4 GB limit for strings. Any suggestions for optimization? Thanks,  Sambath

searching SQL table with multiple parameters

I want to query an SQL table using some Web controls to provide the parameters for filtering the records in the table. Results are displayed in a GridView. I have a TextBox with an ID of "keyword" where the user may enter one or more keywords. I'd like to search 2 columns for instances of these keywords. I also have a DropDownList named "category" that lists categories contained in a "category" column of the table. I have a dataset with a TableAdapter for the table I want to search. Got it working fine with the DropDown List but not sure how to proceed with the TextBox and keywords. What SQL query should I use? The user may not enter anything into the textbox, they may enter one word, or multiple words. This is where I am now: SELECT * FROM tablename WHERE category = @category AND ?????  

group on or filter multiple datasets in 1 table?

I am fairly new to using BIDS, so please bear with me. I currently have 2 datasets, and 1 table.  The layout of the table is: Header HeaderGroup1 HeaderGroup2 Details FooterGroup2 FooterGroup2 Footer Group1 Footer Group1 Footer This is working, but what I need to do is figure out a way to add another Footer Group2 that includes an expression which involves either using data from a 3rd data set because of needing a different filter, or figuring out a way to filter the same data set twice in the one table.   I can give more specific info if you let me know what you need. Thanks!

Entities Data Models with multiple Categories using a membership table

(Using SQL Server 2008 and ASP.NET MVC2) I have a simple business table and a category table. I have a 3rd table to map business to category, a many-to-many relationship. the Map table contains a BusinessID and CategoryID. I'm lost as to how I can load the categories into my Business View Model using the entities model.Without incorporating categories, my code looks like this: var businessList = from b in entitiesDB.Businesses select new Models.BusinessViewModel { BusinessID = b.BusinessID, Name = b.Name } with Business View Model defined as: public class BusinessViewModel { [ScaffoldColumn(false)] public Guid BusinessID { get; set; } public string Name { get; set; } public List<Models.CategoryViewModel> Categories { get; set; } } but if i want to populate the Categories with the mapped categories, how would one do that?Thanks in advance for any help!

Adding a table or view multiple times when building a query with BI Report Designer and Report Build

How can I add a table/view multiple times to a single query by using BI Report Designer or Report Builder 3.0? In Report Designer I managed (workaround) to add one table multiple times by creating multiple Named Queries and having the same SELECT. Still I don't know how to add one table multiple times in Report Builder 3.0.

Most Recent records from one of the table among the tables in multiple joins.


Hi All

I have a single select query with multiple table joins in it.

I want to retrieve the Most Recent records from one of the table among the tables in multiple joins.


(select t1.col1, t2.col2 , t3.col3, t4.col4, t4.Add_Date,t5.col5,

from dbo.table1 t1

left outer join dbo.table2 t2 on t1.col1=t2.col2

left outer join

(select col3 from dbo.table3 where condition1="expr") as t3

on t1.col1=t3.col3

left outer join dbo.table4 t4 on t1.col1=t4.col4 order by t4.Add_Date

left outer join dbo.table5 t5 on t1.col1=t5.col5 )

Problem is that, I am not able to use the "Order by" for a particular table.



ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend