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Measure or Column?

I'm trying to decide if it is best to create a column or measure in this situation. I have this formula and table that counts the amount of active clients a person manages:

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1.PNG From here, I simply want to create a measure or column that places them into different tiers based on this criteria:

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The tiers will be used in additional formulas that will be referenced... 'If Tier = 'x', then... but I'm just not sure if a measure or column is the best approach. Thanks!

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Greg_Deckler
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Well, I would use a SWITCH statement, but it really kind of depends on what you want to do with it. If it doesn't need to be dynamic (as in re-calculated on the fly as the user interacts with things), then a column is generally more flexible than a measure, can be used in slicers, etc. If it needs to be re-calculated depending on user interaction, then you need to make it a measure.


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Greg_Deckler
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Well, I would use a SWITCH statement, but it really kind of depends on what you want to do with it. If it doesn't need to be dynamic (as in re-calculated on the fly as the user interacts with things), then a column is generally more flexible than a measure, can be used in slicers, etc. If it needs to be re-calculated depending on user interaction, then you need to make it a measure.


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