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Dimensions in Qlikview

Types of Dimensions in QlikView

Confirmed Dimension

If the dimension is shared by multiple fact tables then the dimension is called as Confirmed Dimension.


Degenerate Dimension

It is an attribute in the fact table and used to satisfy the latest requirements from the customer.

Ex: Avg No of goods sold per order= Sales Qty/OrderNo

Junk Dimension

The Dimension which Contains textual codes(Abbrevations) and flag variables is called Junk Dimension

Ex:Textual Codes – IND,USD,AUD
Flag Variables – Yes/No Male/Female True/False 1/0

Large Dimension

If the dimension contains more number of columns(>100) or more number of rows(>2million), then it is called as large or monster dimension.

Mini Dimension

If the dimension contains less number of columns(<5) and less number of rows(<1000) then it is called as mini dimension.

Slowing Changing Dimension(SCD)

The dimension which changes w.r.t number of rows or number of columns over a period of time, is called as slowly changing dimension.

SCD are of 3 Types

-Type1 – It maintains latest data only
-Type2 – It maintains complete data about all transactions
-Type3 – It maintains current values along with immediate previous values


Pno Pname Cost
101 lux 10
102 rexona 14

Type I

Pno Pname Cost
101 lux 12
102 rexona 14

Type II

Pno Pname Cost
101 lux 10
102 rexona 14
101 lux 12

Type III

Pno Pname Prev Cost Present Cost
101 lux 10 12
102 rexona 14

Static Dimension

If the dimension is loaded with data only once in a project life cycle time and will never change then it is called as static dimension.

Ex: Country – India,Pakistan,Sri Lanka
Currencies – USD,INR,AUD

Aggregate Dimension

The dimension which is loaded at base level and is possible to calculate aggregate functions like sum(),avg(),min() etc is called as aggregate dimension.

Multi valued Dimension

If the dimension attributes contains many to many relationship within the data then the dimension is called as multi valued dimension.


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