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From "hongbin ma (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (KYLIN-1313) Enable deriving dimensions on non PK/FK
Date Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:21:39 GMT
hongbin ma created KYLIN-1313:

             Summary: Enable deriving dimensions on non PK/FK
                 Key: KYLIN-1313
             Project: Kylin
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: hongbin ma
            Assignee: hongbin ma

currently derived column has to be columns on look table, and the derived host column has
to be PK/FK(It's also a problem when the lookup table grows every large). Sometimes columns
on the fact exhibit deriving relationship too. Here's an example fact table:

(dt date, seller_id bigint, seller_name varchar(100) , item_id bigint, item_url varchar(1000),
count decimal, price decimal)

seller_name is uniquely determined by each seller id, and item_url is uniquely determined
by each item_id. The users does not expect to do filtering on columns like seller name or
item_url, they just want to retrieve it when they do grouping/filtering on other dimensions
like selller id, item id or even other dimensions like dt.

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