Slowly changing dimension type 7 is the final hybrid technique used to support both as-was and as-is reporting. A fact table can be accessed through  a dimension modeled both as a type 1 dimension showing only the most current  attribute values, or as a type 2 dimension showing correct contemporary  historical profiles. The same dimension table enables both perspectives. Both the durable key and primary surrogate key of the dimension are placed in the fact table. For the type 1 perspective, the current flag in the dimension is constrained to be current,  and the fact table is joined via the durable key. For the type 2 perspective, the current flag is not constrained, and the fact table is joined via the surrogate primary key. These two perspectives would be deployed as separate views to the BI applications.