Planning your project

Before using the Project Creation Assistant or Architect, you should plan your project and consider the following:

The logical data model you intend to use for this project; logical data models are covered in The Logical Data Model.
The tables to use in the project; physical warehouse schema models are covered in Warehouse Structure for Your Logical Data Model.
The facts to include in the project and the data types used to identify them; facts are covered in The Building Blocks of Business Data: Facts.
The attributes to create in the project and the data types used to identify them, including:
The description column name for each attribute.
Any other attribute forms for each attribute.
The child attributes for each attribute.

Attributes are covered in The Context of Your Business Data: Attributes.

Whether to use Project Creation Assistant or Graphical Architect. Both options for creating a project are compared in Architect versus Project Creation Assistant below.