I dont know how to use entities and relationships in Data Flow. Can we use it in the algorithms? Can anyone explain it? I dont see it in document. Thank you very much for your help.
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Hi William Le,
entities and their relationships are used to dimesion your cubes and aggregate data on the defined level. This means for dataflows that the data result is aggregated to the level of dimensions defined in your target cubes. Keep in mind that data is calculated on the lowest level of your target cube (first version) and aggregated on higher levels by aligning the cube versions.
Thank you very much for you help.
You're welcome, William Le !
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you can use entities for different dataflow interactions.
Here are two examples:
1. If you like to pre-fill a textcube with text of an entity, you can use this entity as source. Therefore you need a textcube with the same dimension you like to use in your dataflow.
In this example you write the product description into your textcube:
You can use this maybe for editing entity member descriptions and so on (export this textcube and use a datareader to replace description).
2. You can use entities for workflow logging:
In this example I selected year 2014, salesperson = Bishop and Division = Accessories on the screen.
In a dataview you can now see this result if you run the procedure:
There are many more cases where you need to use entities, but I hope I have given you a small overview or an impetus for more ideas.
Thank you very much for your help.
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