Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Analyzing WIP through OLAP

Analyzing WIP through OLAP

Analyzing WIP through OLAP

Good Day everyone,

I have an "item Fact table" that is comprised of two dates fields (pointing to a Time dimension table) StartDate and EndDate. I also have several other dimensions that I basically use to answer trivial questions such as "How many items were 'started' 'per customer 'per area'...?"

I'd like to know if there is a way I could generate sort of a WIP Report showing how many items were "not closed" at the end of each month without having to create another fact table especially dedicated to that purpose ?

Thanks for your support !

RE: Analyzing WIP through OLAP

You can use an outer join from a dimension to the fact table and select the records where no fact is present. (anti-join)

Or you can use the minus operator.

I am not really sure you want to use either of these solutions.

RE: Analyzing WIP through OLAP

Thanks Hans,

I guess I can create a new fact table from a view with something like this : SELECT T0.ID, T1.FullDateAlternateKey FROM (SELECT * FROM DimTime WHERE DayNumberOfMonth = 1) T1  LEFT JOIN FactItems T0 ON T0.StartDate <= T1.FullDateAlternateKey AND T1.FullDateAlternateKey <= T0.CloseDate
and then just use a basic count items measure...

Once again thank you for your time !

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close