Partitioning a SQL table based on a column in another table

Hello Experts,

I have a very large table with more than 100 million records, which is part of a Data Warehouse System on a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition.

I need to partition this table based on a date column, but the date column is stored in another table and both tables are related via a meaningless Primary Key.

Is there any way I can do the partitioning based on the Date column in the other table?

FYI, I made a quick search on the internet, and one solution is to add a redundant date column to the table that needs to be partitioned, but I'm not quite thrilled with this option and I hope there is a better way.

Thanks for your help,
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
No other way.  You need to include the date column in your other table as well, denormalizing that date.

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