Importing Meta Data & Fact Data


The previous discussion demonstrated how straightforward and simple the export process is, for both Meta Data and Fact Data (whether an entire Cube or a Slice). The import process is equally straightforward, as you will see, but there are issues you must keep in mind when importing Meta Data and Fact Data. For example, there may be a difference in “dimensionality” between the database into which you will be importing data and the import file. Further, in regard to Fact Data specifically: figures may already exist at the Member intersection points referred to in the Fact Data import script. We will consider these issues in this topic about Importing.