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Using a few cubes or one partitioned cube

Hi All,

I have 5 years of historical data that needs to be loaded.

From data modelling point of view, is it better to create a few cube for it, let's say one cube per year or one cube per company code, or shoud I just use one cube and then have it partitioned ?

Please advice. Thanks.

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    Posted on Sep 10, 2009 at 07:55 AM

    Hello,

    it depends a bit on the usage and size of the cube, e.g. are most reports only reding data from the current year, how much data i expectedper year etc.

    Nevertheless, I would recommend to use both! Use 1 cube per year and connect them with a multiprovider. For enhanced reporting performance the multiporvider hint (SAP note 911939)can be used.

    Then the cubes can be partitioned by an additional time characteristic, like 0calmonth or 0fiscper.

    Best regards,

    Ralf

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    Posted on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:52 AM

    Thanks Ralf.

    One year data could consists of more than 2 million of records.

    If we separate one cube per year, will this mean that every year we have to create a new cube and change the loading destination ?

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