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Reference alias value in formula

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It would be useful to use a field value alias, or parameter "Display as" value (which I think of as an alias), within a function. For example, formula code such as:


iif([My Field]=[My Parameter], [My Field], "Other")


Is more efficient if the comparison field and parameter are integer values, but I can't use integers if I want to return a text value for use on screen. In this example both [My Field] and [My Parameter] can be defined and stored as integers, with aliases applied to help on-screen presentation, but this formula will present an error because it is returning either an integer or a string ("Other")... so the solution is to use string fields and parameters, at a cost to performance.


The idea is to be able to reference the alias of a field or parameter value e.g.


iif([My Field]=[My Parameter], [My Field].alias, "Other")


iif([My Field]=[My Parameter], alias([My Field]), "Other")

i.e. as a property (although I know Tableau doesn't present information this way) or a function (less elegant, but more Tableau-esque).


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