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Manage your software with the Java Product Versioning Specification

Many of us are familiar with how to find version information in Windows-like applications. At startup, we're often greeted with a splash screen that identifies the vendor, the product name, and usually its version. Once an application has launched, similar information can generally be found under the About dialog in the Help menu.Although not quite as ubiquitous, server-side applications tend to employ similar approaches. When...

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Introduction to SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services: Handling Time Dimensions - Page 2

Introducing Time Dimensions While I have encountered numerous instances of OLAP cubes that do not require a time dimension over my years of Business Intelligence consulting, I tend to agree with most experts and business users alike that the time dimension is a pervasive fixture in the typical OLAP database. As much of OLAP reporting surrounds financial data, the element of time is consistently relevant in a big way, with a wide...