Best articulated by Tom Brown from The Information Lab as:

Blue fields are discrete – they contain a FINITE number of values – for example – the field REGION may contain the values North/South/East & West, but no others

Green fields are continuous – they could contain an infinite number of values – for example the PRICE of an item could be any value along a number line


This video is via AblazeGroupBI:

Andy Kriebel also addresses this distinction: also host a video explaining this topic:


Ryan Sleeper concisely explains the differences between these field classifications:

Tom Brown‘s post from 2011 is still highly regarded:

This is by Amanda Patist at The Information Lab:

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