Dimensional modeling is an old discipline, dating from the late 1970s when ACNielsen introduced its In*Fact syndicated data reporting service, organized around “dimensions and facts.” It is, therefore, surprising that some consultants and industry pundits consistently state myths and misrepresentations about dimensional modeling that have been debunked multiple times. It is time (once again) to address these myths.

Myth: A dimensional view could be missing key relationships that exist only in a true relational view.

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