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Oracle9i OLAP User's Guide
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Understanding Dimensions

A dimension is an OLAP metadata entity. This means that it is a logical object, identified by name and owner, within the OLAP Catalog. Logical OLAP dimensions are fully described in "OLAP Metadata Model".


Dimensions in CWM2 map directly to columns in dimension tables and have no relationship to Oracle database dimension objects.

Use the procedures in the CWM2_OLAP_DIMENSION package to create, drop, and lock CWM2 dimension entities and to specify descriptive information for display purposes. To fully define a CWM2 dimension, follow the steps listed in "Constructing a Dimension".