Understanding Database Artifacts

Files that are related to databases are called artifacts (or objects). Database artifacts perform actions against one or more databases, such as defining calculations. By default, artifacts are stored in their associated database folder, and can also be saved to a client computer or to other available network directories.

Common artifact types:

  • A database outline (a storage structure definition)

  • Source data files

  • Rules for loading data and building dimensions dynamically (rule files)

  • Scripts that define how to calculate data (calculation scripts)

  • Partition definitions