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Data Warehouse Configuration Stages
There are four stages where you can configure the handling of data to meet your needs. Configuration can happen in any of the following stages:
Where to configure an object depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Each stage performs different tasks when sourcing, transforming, loading, and reporting data. Generally, data goes through an extract mapping, load mapping, and front-end calculation process. Sometimes data also goes through the post-load stage, where the data is transformed before populating an aggregate table. Figure 1 illustrates these stages.
Figure 1. Stages for Configuration
Each of these stages contains various objects that are configurable. The sections that follow describe some of the common, configurable objects in each stage.