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## multiple filters

Hi,

Maybe this is a simple question but would like to know the best practice.

I have the following table and I want to filter with the following and get the sum.

- I have a slice for ID. Based on the slicer selection i want to have total.

- Filters are: Output is 3, Type is 99 and period can be either 3, 6 or 12.

- the table is:

 ID Output Type Period Value A 3 99 3 14 A 3 99 6 13 A 3 99 12 16 A x c 12 33 A 4 99 # 23 A 3 f # 22 A 3 v 12 32 B 3 99 3 14 B 3 99 6 23 B 3 99 12 16 B x c 12 30 B 4 99 # 23 B 3 f # 26 B 3 v 12 21

Measure3 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', 'Table'[Output]="3"), FILTER('Table','Table'[Type]="99"), FILTER('Table', ('Table'[Period]="3" || 'Table'[Period]="12" || 'Table'[Period]= "6")))
or
Measure2 = CALCULATE(SUM('Table'[Value]), FILTER('Table', 'Table'[Output]="3" && 'Table'[Type]="99" && 'Table'[Period] in {"3", "12", "6"}))

which one is best to use? They both give the correct answer.

Best
4 ACCEPTED SOLUTIONS
Helper I

I think the second formula reads better and probably minismises system overheads.

Memorable Member

Hi @IF ,

The second option is better because you don't load the table into the Filter function each time - you do it once.

Is this measure the only one with such many conditions? If not and you will create more similar measures then in my opinion it is better to use slicers to filter the data.

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Solution Sage

Dear @IF  ,
use measure 2 it will work out faster .

Give kudos to motiavte .
if this helped accept as solution
Regards ,
Sujit

Super User

@IF , the second one is better. We should avoid the use of "OR" as far as possible. OR can slow down on big data

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Super User

@IF , the second one is better. We should avoid the use of "OR" as far as possible. OR can slow down on big data

Solution Sage

Dear @IF  ,
use measure 2 it will work out faster .

Give kudos to motiavte .
if this helped accept as solution
Regards ,
Sujit

Memorable Member

Hi @IF ,

The second option is better because you don't load the table into the Filter function each time - you do it once.

Is this measure the only one with such many conditions? If not and you will create more similar measures then in my opinion it is better to use slicers to filter the data.

_______________
If I helped, please accept the solution and give kudos! 😀

Helper I

I think the second formula reads better and probably minismises system overheads.