|Oracle9i OLAP User's Guide
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A95295-01
CWM2_OLAP_DIMENSION_ATTRIBUTE , 3 of 12
CWM2_OLAP_DIMENSION_ATTRIBUTE package contains procedures that establish attribute entities for dimensions within the OLAP 2 Catalog.
When you create an OLAP metadata entity, you are simply adding a row to an OLAP Catalog table that identifies all the entities of that type. Creating a dimension attribute does not fully define it, nor does it involve any mapping to warehouse dimension tables.
The parent dimension must already exist in the OLAP 2 Catalog before you can create dimension attributes for it.
Creating dimension attributes is one of the first steps in creating the OLAP metadata for a dimension. Once you have created the dimension attributes, you will need to call procedures in the following packages to fully define the dimension's metadata: