Historical Attribute Options (Slowly Changing Dimension Wizard)

Use the Historical Attributes Options dialog box to show historical attributes by start and end dates, or to record historical attributes in a column specially created for this purpose.

To learn more about this wizard, see Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation.

Options

Use a single column to show current and expired records
If you choose to use a single column to record the status of historical attributes, the following options are available:

Option Description
Column to indicate current record Select a column in which to indicate the current record.
Value when current Use either True or Current to show whether the record is current.
Expiration value Use either False or Expired to show whether the record is a historical value.

Use start and end dates to identify current and expired records
The dimension table for this option must include a date column. If you choose to show historical attributes by start and end dates, the following options are available:

Option Description
Start date column Select the column in the dimension table to contain the start date.
End date column Select the column in the dimension table to contain the end date.
Variable to set date values Select a date variable from the list.

See Also

Configure Outputs Using the Slowly Changing Dimension Wizard