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GL cube would contain their translated GL data for company-wide
consolidation.) Companies also can have a sales cube, a
headcount cube, a cube of operating data, a cube with competitor
data, and so on.
In contrast, some Excel-surly OLAPs can have hundreds of cubes,
which users can access only one at a time. They can have dozens
of sales cubes and dozens of GL cubes, each slightly different from
the other. In this environment, users must sift through many
versions of the truth, which often don’t agree.
As a consequence of the problems associated with Excel-surly
OLAPs, this topic offers no hands-on advice for working with them.
If it did, this slim volume probably would need to be the size of the
New York City phone book.