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[CLOSED] Steps to implement SCD type 2

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July 29, 2014, 02:24 AM
[CLOSED] Steps to implement SCD type 2

Can anyone provide the steps to implement SCD Type II in Data Migrator?


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August 01, 2014, 08:55 AM

Hi Karthik,

Has this issue been resolved? There is a recent post related to SCD type 2 (added below).

From a search on Information Builders’ online knowledge base here are a few links that pertain to your question regarding implementing SCD type 2:
Cannot insert or update rows to SCD tables

[Solved] Building SCD Type 2 Using Histroic Data

Target table is invalid for Slowly Changing Dimension


After reviewing the above please let us know if you were able to find a solution.

Take care and have a nice day,
Tamra Colangelo
iWay Focal Point Moderator

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August 04, 2014, 10:58 AM
Loading of Slowly Changing Dimensions is covered in the DataMigrator Essentials course which was recently rewritten for Release 7.7.05.

Briefly the steps are

(0) Create a dimension table in you relational database and create a synonym for it.

(1) Open the synonym in the synonym editor with the Properties window open. For each column identify the SCD type (it's near the bottom of the list). Be sure that you have:

(2) Create a data flow or direct load flow with your dimension table as a target. In target properties select load type of "Slowly Changing Dimensions."