Working with cubes
A cube organizes data into dimensions and measures as follows:
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In a cross tab, the row and column areas display the dimensions from a cube. The dimension values form the row and column headings of the cross tab. The detail area contains one or more measures from a cube, displaying the aggregate data. For example, a retail cube can contain data that supports viewing sales volume and cost of goods, which are measures, by store location, time period, and product lines, which are dimensions.

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