Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Creating a Type 1 Dimension Mapping

Creating a Type 1 Dimension Mapping

The Type 1 Dimension mapping filters source rows based on user-defined comparisons and inserts only those found to be new dimensions to the target. Rows containing changes to existing dimensions are updated in the target by overwriting the existing dimension. In the Type 1 Dimension mapping, all rows contain current dimension data.
Use the Type 1 Dimension mapping to update a slowly changing dimension table when you do not need to keep any previous versions of dimensions in the table.
For example, you might have a site dimension table with store code, location, and overhead that you update after the company opens a new store. This dimension is used for sales and overhead calculations. Since you do not need to know the previous address of the same store or the store overhead from the previous year, you do not need previous dimension data in the table. With the Type 1 Dimension mapping, you can keep current data without a historical log.

Updated June 25, 2018