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Mastering QlikView by Stephen Redmond

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Dimensional data modeling

There are several methodologies for implementing a data warehouse or data mart that might be useful to consider when implementing QlikView in an organization. However, for me, the best approach is dimensional modeling—often called Kimball dimensional modeling—as proposed by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross in the book The Data Warehouse Toolkit, John Wiley & Sons, now available in its third edition.

Some other methodologies, most noticeably that proposed by Bill Inmon, offer a "top-down" approach to data warehousing whereby a normalized data model is built that spans the entire enterprise, then data marts are built off this to support lines of business or specific business processes. Now, QlikView can sit very readily in ...

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