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Modeling a conformed dimension with mutually exclusive records


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We have a table that exists in two different sources and they are linked to each other using IDs. When modeling out the table, I discovered that the tables have  some records are mutually exclusive in each system. The objective is to create a single dim table in the INFO_MART, more of a conformed dimension.

 

 

What is the best way to model this, assuming that not all the CUSTOMER records will have a corresponding SALESFORCE_ACCOUNT_ID. And similarly not all the ACCOUNTS records will have the corresponding NS_CUSTOMER_PK.

 

The composite Business Key is currently defined as the SALESFORCE_ACCOUNT_ID and NS_CUSTOMER_PK, which also poses an issue with duplicate business key when one of the keys in the composite key is NULL.

 

Please advise

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