Create the SALES_FACTS star schema fact table via SQL.

In this assignment you will be creating a data warehouse database for Online Vehicle Sales (OBS), Inc.  The data warehouse is comprised of 4 dimension tables and a fact table based on the Project #2 Star Schema diagram posted in Leos Week #6 area.  Your DOLT database tables and star schema tables will reside in the same Oracle schema.

 

Everything for this assignment must be in a single file. Using SQL*Plus, you must put all your SQL, PL/SQL, and results together in a single SPOOL file.

 

The specific assignment steps are listed below.  In order to earn full credit you must keep your steps in the order shown, number your steps, and put everything in a single file.

 

Your FINANCING_PLANS table should already be created and populated.  Your Plan_ID primary key is the Plan_Code column.  Don’t worry about changing this to Plan_Code or changing any other column names you already have.

 

1)     Create the DEALERSHIPS star schema dimension table via SQL.  Add at least 2 rows of data via INSERT statement(s).  After populating your DEALERSHIPS table execute a “SELECT * FROM dealerships;” SQL statement to display the entire contents.  Show all your SQL code for this step and the Oracle results from executing it.

 

2)     Create the VEHICLES star schema dimension table via SQL.  Change your existing DOLT VEHICLES table to DOLT_VEHICLES via the SQL RENAME command and change your SALES table’s foreign key to reference this new table name.  For the Vehicle_Code primary key column use an Oracle sequence to populate the values.  For the Description column use all concatenated combinations of Make and Model of vehicles you have.  Use a PL/SQL block to populate the Description column by S Electing the combinations from your DOLT_VEHICLES table and then Inserting the combinations into your new VEHICLES table, which would best be performed via a cursor in a loop.  After populating your VEHICLES table execute a “SELECT * FROM vehicles ORDER BY vehicle_code” SQL statement to display the entire contents.  Show all your SQL and PL/SQL code for this step and the Oracle results from executing it.

 

3)     Create the TIMES star schema dimension table via SQL.  This is “TIME” table in the star schema figure.  The Sale_Day primary key column values should be all dates from your first sale date through and including your last sale date from your SALES table.  The Day_Type values should be ‘Weekday’, ‘Weekend’, or ‘Holiday’ (this trumps Weekday and Weekend).  Set all occurrences of the following days for your date range to be holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Use a PL/SQL block to populate the TIMES table.  After populating your TIMES table execute the SQL statement “SELECT day_type, COUNT(*),MIN(sale_day),MAX(sale_day) FROM time GROUP BY day_type ORDER BY day_type” to show the summarized contents of your table.  Show all your SQL and PL/SQL code for this step and the results.

 

4)     Create the SALES_FACTS star schema fact table via SQL.  Ensure that you have declared foreign keys of Sale_Day, Vehicle_Code, Plan_Code, and Dealer_ID to reference your TIMES, VEHICLES, FINANCING_PLANS, and DEALERSHIPS tables, respectfully.  Ensure that you have a primary key for the SALES_FACTS table that is a composite of the Sale_Day, Vehicle_Code, Plan_Code, and Dealer_ID columns.  Do a DISC (i.e. DESCRIBE) of your SALES_FACTS table after it’s created.

 

Your submission MUST be in a single Word or PDF file with all steps numbered and in order.

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