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In an EDW architecture where data is consolidated and stored into a corporate data marts, how does the notion of conformed dimensions fit it?

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  • December 13 2004, 1:00am EST

Q:  

In an EDW architecture where data is consolidated and stored into a corporate physical third normal form (3 NF) database and used to feed downstream data marts, how does the notion of conformed dimensions fit it?

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Clay Rehm's Answer: I am more of an advocate to create the dimensions centrally in hopes to gain more synergy between departments. If a department cannot use the dimension created, they are still free to copy what they need and then modify it to be useful to them.

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