Dim General Ledger too big RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am looking for a best practice with respect to create a Dimension for General Ledger. In my opinion this Dimension is a 1 to 1 copy of fact General Ledger since the user would like to see all attribute values of that Fact.

    And there lies my problem because if I create this Dimension, the dimension holds the same amount of records of the fact General Ledger what makes it so slow to load.

    Any input of best practices is very much appreciated.


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    Friday, July 4, 2014 12:04 PM


  • Hi Paul,

    If I understand correctly, the dimension is one to one relationship copy of fact table, so the dimension holds large members in it which cause the performance issue. Now you are looking the best practices to handle large dimensions, right? If I have anything misunderstood, please point it out.

    In this case, here is blog which describe some tips about handle large dimensions that might helpful for you, please refer to the link below.
    Tips: Processing Large Dimensions

    Charlie Liao

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    Monday, July 7, 2014 2:19 AM