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Designing a Data Warehouse: Supporting Customer Relationship Management by Chris Todman

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DOT MODELING

The remainder of this chapter is devoted to the explanation of a methodology for the development of conceptual models for data warehouses. The methodology is called dot modeling.

Dot modeling is based on the simplified requirements for dimensional models that were described in the introduction to this chapter. It is a complete methodology that enables nontechnical people to build their own conceptual model that reflects their personal perception of their organization in dimensional terms. It also provides a structured way for constructing a logical (currently relational) model from the conceptual.

The method was invented in July 1997 and has been used in real projects since then. It has received positive reviews from nontechnical ...

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