Dimensional Data Operation - Slice (Or Slicing)

Data System Architecture


A slice is selecting a subset of a multi-dimensional array. This is equivalent to a filter operation..

Slicing involves using a member of one dimension to provide a slice of the cube.


You could slice a cube by using a particular product and view all sales of that product across all dates and customers.

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