Difference between measure and calculate column in power BI

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What is the difference between measure and calculate column in power BI? When to use calculated column and when to use measures?
May 16, 2019 in Power BI by Rahul
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Hi Rahul, 

With calculated columns, you can add new data to a table already in your model. But instead of querying and loading values into your new column from a data source, you create a Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) formula that defines the column's values.

Measures are created and used in Report View or Data View. Measures you create yourself appear in the Fields list with a calculator icon. You can name measures whatever you want, and add them to a new or existing visualization just like any other field.

You can read this blog here, it explains about columns and measures.

https://www.sqlbi.com/articles/calculated-columns-and-measures-in-dax/

Hope it helps

answered May 16, 2019 by Cherukuri
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