What are slowly changing dimensions (SCD)?

Oracle

SCD is abbreviation of Slowly changing dimensions. SCD applies to cases where the attribute for a record varies over time. There are three different types of SCD. 1) SCD1 : The new record replaces the original record. Only one record exist in database - current data. 2) SCD2 : A new record is added into the customer dimension table. Two records exist in database - current data and previous history data. 3) SCD3 : The original data is modified to include new data. One record exist in database - new information are attached with old information in same row.

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