BISM Normalizer: Version 4.0 Released!

Download it from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Prerequisites

Install latest AMO.

Enhancements in Version 4.0

Support for 1400 models

M expressions and structured data sources are now supported and validated.

Expressions

The source model can be 1200 and the target 1400, but not the other way around.


Enhancement to retain partitions

BISM Normalizer has always supported retaining partitions in the target model. This can be achieved by skipping table-update actions. Additionally, if uncheck the “Consider partitions when comparing tables” option, tables with different partitions – but otherwise same definitions – are considered equal and automatically skipped.

In previous versions, if the user needed to change part of a table definition that is not part of its partition definition – for example, specifying a display folder for a column – he/she was forced to update that table, and the source partition definition was pushed to the target as part of the table update.

BISM Normalizer 4.0 introduces a new option “For table updates, retain partitions (not replace)”. When checked, partitions and their data are retained even when making other (non-partition related) updates to a table.

BNorm Options

Table updates with matching partition definitions automatically retain data in the target regardless of these settings.

 

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