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Oracle9i OLAP User's Guide
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Understanding Cubes

A cube is an OLAP metadata entity. This means that it is a logical object, identified by name and owner, within the OLAP Catalog.

A cube is a multidimensional framework to which you can assign measures. A measure represents data stored in fact tables. The fact tables may be relational tables or views. The views may reference data stored in analytic workspaces. Cubes are fully described in "OLAP Metadata Model".

Use the procedures in the CWM2_OLAP_CUBE package to create, drop, and lock cubes, to associate dimensions with cubes, and to specify descriptive information for display purposes.

You must create the cube before using the CWM2_OLAP_MEASURE package to create the cube's measures.