Logical Data Modeling - Additive Attribute

Data System Architecture

Logical Data Modeling - Additive Attribute

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An additive attribute is an attribute with a numeric value that can be logically added (You can therefore aggregate over)

  • In dimensional data, the most command additive attribute are called measure and the results of their aggregation is called a metrics
  • A label attribute are used to label, filter and/or group on.

Example

  • the sales of a product
  • counter example: a ratio or a stock is not an additive attribute because you can't add them.





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