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Post  sgudavalli Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:20 am

can you tell me if there are any disadvantages of using a surrogate key in the enterprise data warehouse ?

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Post  ngalemmo Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:27 am

No. Can't think of any.
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Post  alex.caminals Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:07 am

There is obviously an overhead in the surrogate key pipeline (getting a new surrogate key for new dimensions records and getting them to the fact table instead of the natural keys from your data source).

However, this is a minimum cost compared to the benefits that surrogate keys will bring to the data warehouse.
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