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Slice and Dice - Colloquialism for the capability to access a data warehouse through any of its dimensions equally.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 25 December 2009 10:26:30, External

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Slice and Dice - The ability to move between different combinations of dimensions when viewing data with an OLAP browser.

Multidimensional Analysis tools organize the data in two primary ways: in multiple dimensions and in hierarchies.

Slicing and dicing refers to the ability to combine and re-combine the dimensions to see different slices of the information. Picture slicing a three-dimensional cube of information, in order to see what values are contained in the middle layer. Slicing and dicing a cube allows an end-user to do the same thing with multiple dimensions.

[Category=Data Warehousing ]

Source: SDG Computing Inc., 12 May 2010 11:18:09, SDG Computing, now offline

Slice and Dice - A term used to describe a complex data analysis function provided by MDBMS tools.

[Category=Information Management ]

Source:, 07 July 2010 09:42:33, External

Slice and Dice - A term used to describe a function at the core of informational analysis. Multidimensional tools allow users to view data from any angle. The ability to select various angles to view data from is called slice and dice capability. Rotating the presentation between rows, columns and pages is a feature built into crosstabs and pivot tables. After generating a report on enrolment by faculty, a user swaps dimensions to see enrolment by academic level. It is also possible to see enrolment statistics for a single faculty across multiple terms, or view a breakdown according to student degrees. Refer Crosstab and Pivot tables for more information.

[Category=Business Intelligence ]

Source: ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence, 05 November 2012 09:25:42, External 

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