Difference between ODS data and Info Cube Data

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Difference between ODS data and Info Cube Data

Post by Quest » Mon Oct 28, 2002 2:15 am

BW Experts . please any one can answers to my questions
what is the main Difference between Info Cube data and ODS object
data .

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Post by GERMAN_BWER » Mon Oct 28, 2002 3:53 am

Info Cube data is design in a multidimensional schema called star schema and ODS data is a simple "flat" relational table




Post by smartbw » Mon Oct 28, 2002 9:48 am

1.It is based on starschema
2.It is used for multidimensional analysis
3.U can aggregate data
4.Default update rule is addition
Multicube is supported


It is not based on starschema
U can't aggregate datas
data must be loaded into ODS objects via PSA
Default update rule type is overwrite
Multicube is not supported



Post by msr » Mon Oct 28, 2002 10:13 am

...with 3.0 multicube or multiprovider is supported for ods objects

most important feature are the key fields, using key fields you can for example merge data from order and delivery (as long as the delivery carries the reference to the order). like german bwer wrote - is a flat relational table.

another feature is the possibility to update data as well in overwrite modus (if the same key is delivered again - the non key-fields are overwritten) as in the additional modus (non key-field are summed up).


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