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mgallacher Frequent Visitor
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Mapping Dates Through Bridge Table

I have one many to many table AS orders, one bridge table AS Account Manager ID and the third many to many table AS Master Data(2).

 

I created a bridge table so my many to many tables could connect to each other and I connected them though an id. There are dates in both many to many tables and they don't communicate with each other. I need to filter by date in my report, from the Master Data(2) table, and have orders update to the data range selected. 

 

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Can anyone help? I can't find this posted anywhere. 

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Mapping Dates Through Bridge Table

Hi @mgallacher,

 

You can create a date dimension table (suppose it's named as 'DimDate') using CALENDAR() function. Then this new table will contain a column with unique date values. Then, you can create a one to many relationship between 'orders' and 'DimDate' based on date field. Also, create a one to many relationship between 'Master Data(2)' and 'DimDate'. In that case, 'DimDate' works as a bridge table.

 

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Yuliana Gu

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Super User
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Re: Mapping Dates Through Bridge Table

Hi @mgallacher

 

Why not have a separate date table that you connect to both your Orders and Master Data(2) table and use that as your filter table?

 

 


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mgallacher Frequent Visitor
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Re: Mapping Dates Through Bridge Table

Could you give a brief explanation or visual as to how you would set that up? I'm just a marketer who plays an analyst at work. I appreciate the help. 

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Mapping Dates Through Bridge Table

Hi @mgallacher,

 

You can create a date dimension table (suppose it's named as 'DimDate') using CALENDAR() function. Then this new table will contain a column with unique date values. Then, you can create a one to many relationship between 'orders' and 'DimDate' based on date field. Also, create a one to many relationship between 'Master Data(2)' and 'DimDate'. In that case, 'DimDate' works as a bridge table.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
mgallacher Frequent Visitor
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Re: Mapping Dates Through Bridge Table

Thank you! That solution worked well and I can create a filter from the new date table.