Find columns which are null

Hello all, I am currently developing a data warehouse that holds time-series values. In the 5-min interval fact table, there is a column for every 5-minute segment of a 12 hour period. So I have a few foreign keys which make up a composite primary key in the fact table, followed by generally-named columns m0,m5,m10...m1145,m1150,m1155 (m0 represents 00:00 [12:00] and m1155 represents 11:55). There is a flag in the row to denote AM or PM. This database collects various metrics from a Coherence environment for a live monitoring solution that also has a Historian to track trends, get a graphical historical overlay against the current values coming into the live environment, etc.
So I have this table with aggregation at a 5 minute level and will need to roll this up to hourly and daily aggregation levels during an ETL process. I'd like to be able to pinpoint which data, if any, has holes in it IE the collectors hiccupped somewhere for whatever reason and did not report a 5 minute segment to me.
Is there anyway to find rows which have null values and to report back which column names contain null values? A use case would be that I have a row in the 5 min fact table that contains a null value for column m455, which means that there is a gap in my time series at the 4:55 hour for that object. During ETL roll ups, I'd like to be able to record which time slot has "holes", or null values in them so that we can pinpoint why they occur to prevent them from occurring again during the development process of this solution.
Thanks for anyone's help!!
Regards,
TimS

TimS wrote:
create table f_metric_5_min (
     metric_key number(10) not null,
     object_key number(19) not null,
     date_key number(5) not null,
     segment_id number(1) not null,
     m0 number(19,4),
     m5 number(19,4),
     m10 number(19,4),
     m15 number(19,4),
     m20 number(19,4),
     m25 number(19,4),
     m30 number(19,4),
     m35 number(19,4),
     m40 number(19,4),
     m45 number(19,4),
     m50 number(19,4),
     m55 number(19,4),
     m100 number(19,4),
     m105 number(19,4),
     m110 number(19,4),
     m115 number(19,4),
     m120 number(19,4),
     m125 number(19,4),
     m130 number(19,4),
     m135 number(19,4),
     m140 number(19,4),
     m145 number(19,4),
     m150 number(19,4),
     m155 number(19,4),
     m200 number(19,4),
     m205 number(19,4),
     m210 number(19,4),
     m215 number(19,4),
     m220 number(19,4),
     m225 number(19,4),
     m230 number(19,4),
     m235 number(19,4),
     m240 number(19,4),
     m245 number(19,4),
     m250 number(19,4),
     m255 number(19,4),
     m300 number(19,4),
     m305 number(19,4),
     m310 number(19,4),
     m315 number(19,4),
     m320 number(19,4),
     m325 number(19,4),
     m330 number(19,4),
     m335 number(19,4),
     m340 number(19,4),
     m345 number(19,4),
     m350 number(19,4),
     m355 number(19,4),
     m400 number(19,4),
     m405 number(19,4),
     m410 number(19,4),
     m415 number(19,4),
     m420 number(19,4),
     m425 number(19,4),
     m430 number(19,4),
     m435 number(19,4),
     m440 number(19,4),
     m445 number(19,4),
     m450 number(19,4),
     m455 number(19,4),
     m500 number(19,4),
     m505 number(19,4),
     m510 number(19,4),
     m515 number(19,4),
     m520 number(19,4),
     m525 number(19,4),
     m530 number(19,4),
     m535 number(19,4),
     m540 number(19,4),
     m545 number(19,4),
     m550 number(19,4),
     m555 number(19,4),
     m600 number(19,4),
     m605 number(19,4),
     m610 number(19,4),
     m615 number(19,4),
     m620 number(19,4),
     m625 number(19,4),
     m630 number(19,4),
     m635 number(19,4),
     m640 number(19,4),
     m645 number(19,4),
     m650 number(19,4),
     m655 number(19,4),
     m700 number(19,4),
     m705 number(19,4),
     m710 number(19,4),
     m715 number(19,4),
     m720 number(19,4),
     m725 number(19,4),
     m730 number(19,4),
     m735 number(19,4),
     m740 number(19,4),
     m745 number(19,4),
     m750 number(19,4),
     m755 number(19,4),
     m800 number(19,4),
     m805 number(19,4),
     m810 number(19,4),
     m815 number(19,4),
     m820 number(19,4),
     m825 number(19,4),
     m830 number(19,4),
     m835 number(19,4),
     m840 number(19,4),
     m845 number(19,4),
     m850 number(19,4),
     m855 number(19,4),
     m900 number(19,4),
     m905 number(19,4),
     m910 number(19,4),
     m915 number(19,4),
     m920 number(19,4),
     m925 number(19,4),
     m930 number(19,4),
     m935 number(19,4),
     m940 number(19,4),
     m945 number(19,4),
     m950 number(19,4),
     m955 number(19,4),
     m1000 number(19,4),
     m1005 number(19,4),
     m1010 number(19,4),
     m1015 number(19,4),
     m1020 number(19,4),
     m1025 number(19,4),
     m1030 number(19,4),
     m1035 number(19,4),
     m1040 number(19,4),
     m1045 number(19,4),
     m1050 number(19,4),
     m1055 number(19,4),
     m1100 number(19,4),
     m1105 number(19,4),
     m1110 number(19,4),
     m1115 number(19,4),
     m1120 number(19,4),
     m1125 number(19,4),
     m1130 number(19,4),
     m1135 number(19,4),
     m1140 number(19,4),
     m1145 number(19,4),
     m1150 number(19,4),
     m1155 number(19,4),
     constraint f_metric_5_min_pk primary key (metric_key, object_key, date_key, segment_id),
     constraint f_metric_5min_fk_metric_key foreign key (metric_key) references d_metric (metric_key),
     constraint f_metric_5min_fk_object_key foreign key (object_key) references d_object (object_key),
     constraint f_metric_5min_fk_date_key foreign key (date_key) references d_date (date_key)
) partition by range(date_key) (
     PARTITION def values less than (2558)
) tablespace FACT;The reason to define separate columns for time intervals is because need to see data coming from Coherence enviroment in 5 minute intervals, creating a row for each 5 min interval for each object (thousands) is too time-consuming. Using MERGE is much faster to update columns in the same row. And secondly, because my job tells me to go with this logical model :).
I can understand the "job-tells-me" reason but not sure am convinced with the "time-consuming" issue,
especially as it is a datawarehouse. But I assume you must have verified the same.:)
The NULL-finding exercise will be done after the data is loaded into the 5 minute metric table and before the hourly roll-up ETL.
Not sure what you mean in what format, I plan to build a list and place them into a form of auditing table within the database that will be queried in the future to determine where the gaps are and for what objects so that we can trace them back to a certain JVM and coherence collector and fix the issue from occuring again; hence the point of a monitoring tool.
Storing time in a table can take up a lot of space and is harder to compute procedurally. In this model the database does not care about the time, only the data; the date and time is not a focal point for this database, the database is abstract, with the Java behind it controlling the purpose of its data. The reporting engine after-the-fact cares about dates and such which can be easily determined by referencing to dimension tables to determine which column represents which time in the 12 hour sequence.
Going back to the "null-finder" do you think there is any way to do this? Thanks for your help!
Regards,
TimSDo you mean that you want to get only those columns where there is a NULL value, for a record-at-a-time ?
In that case, the only option that I can think of is building a Dynamic SQL, based on checking whether each column has a NULL value or not. Although, I hope somebody can come up with a better way to achieve the same.
(Else, your not considering "time-consuming" approach above becomes not much of advantage, isn't it ?) :)
(Of course, only if "null-finding" is a MUST exercise...)

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