DateTime Dims In SSAS OLAP

Posted on 2007-09-30
Last Modified: 2016-02-12
I am currently creating an OLAP cube in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services.
In my source data there are 3 DateTime columns (Started, Finished, Other)
I want to model these as dims in my cube and believe should do so using a RolePlaying Time dimension.
I have created a Time dimension but it just seems to hold date info.
Could someone please advise me how to go about solving this in an end to end fashion.

Many thanks
Question by:sdom100
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    for your dateTime columns i would suggest to spilt them as date and time.
    if you keep them as dateTime, you will find your reports will be too fragmented for users to make much sense of this data.
    with date & time as in two columns for each one that you currently have, your users will be able to crosstab them and use this data easier.
    alternatively drop the time althougether from these three columns.

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