Maybe so. I have 4 types of active statuses and two types of expired statuses, so it's a little more than just the expired date. In other words, I'm not just setting the status to active if it's before the date and expired if it's after the date. It will be set to one if there is certain activity and another if there is not.
I suppose I could do that logic every time I use this info but it seems a lot easier to do it once and then when I am processing the data later it is much easier. For example, when I retrieve the data, I want to sort it by the different statuses. If I have to do that logic, it seems much more complex to me, if it is even possible.