Skip to main content
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

The ultimate Microsoft Fabric, Power BI, Azure AI & SQL learning event! Join us in Las Vegas from March 26-28, 2024. Use code MSCUST for a $100 discount. Register Now

Frequent Visitor

Slicer doesn't have option for dropdown

I tried adding a slicer for a text field and I want it to be a dropdown, but there is no option in the slicer settings. It looks like this:



Other text slicers on the same page show this:



Other slicers also have a little arrow near the three dots I can use to change the type, but this one doesn't have the arrow:



Frequent Visitor

That is Strange , Try the Following
1)Get the Table filter first put the department column and then convert it to slicer
2) create a new pbi with the same data and try to do the slicer, if it works try copy and paste to the Existing PBIX
3) Department column -> make sure it's text in both power query and power Bi 
Or please try and give more details about the Dataset

Resolver II
Resolver II

Provide more details about the column. Example:




Here's the column info:


Can you show me what the data for department looks like?

The only time I have seen this is the actual data is wacky.

It's just text of department names. The only thing that may be unusual is that some of the departments have / in their name. Do you think it could be because it's a special character? 

I just tried changing the slashes to commas and it still didn't work.

Helpful resources

Fabric Community Conference

Microsoft Fabric Community Conference

Join us at our first-ever Microsoft Fabric Community Conference, March 26-28, 2024 in Las Vegas with 100+ sessions by community experts and Microsoft engineering.

February 2024 Update Carousel

Power BI Monthly Update - February 2024

Check out the February 2024 Power BI update to learn about new features.

Fabric Career Hub

Microsoft Fabric Career Hub

Explore career paths and learn resources in Fabric.

Fabric Partner Community

Microsoft Fabric Partner Community

Engage with the Fabric engineering team, hear of product updates, business opportunities, and resources in the Fabric Partner Community.

Top Solution Authors