list of columns in the expense_fact table appears in the Details
pane on the right half of the dialog. As most of us realize, expenses, or
costs, are not the only components of an Income / Profit & Loss Statement.
Our plan is to add in the revenue / sales and other necessary information after
we create our basic cube. We will discuss methods of accomplishing this at a
later stage in our cube design and creation.
Fact Table Row Count message box appears, asking if we want to count
fact table rows, as shown below.
Cube Editor window appears, showing the cube tree (top) and properties
pane (bottom) on the left side of the window, and the fact table schema (the Schema
tab view) on the right, by default. The window should appear as depicted in Illustration
Add the following measure to
the Measures folder, by dragging it from the expense_fact table, and dropping it onto the folder:
The selected measure
field appears in the Measures folder (initial caps is an automatic
conversion feature, as we have noted in earlier lessons) as shown below:
15: The Measures Folder with Newly
Added Amount Measure
A cube must contain a minimum of one measure from the
designated fact table; in addition, it must also contain at least one
dimension that is associated with a key column in the table.