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Helper III
Helper III

How to display the categorical value as text in PowerBI metric (goal)


According to the PowerBI June 2022 Update by selecting the categorical value and setting up the list: A,B,C etc , the value of the goal should display the category text.

In my testing, it displays the value as a number like 1/1   or 2/0. 

Is this a bug? is someone experiencing the same issue?



Thank you for your help.

Advocate I
Advocate I

Over a year later and I still do not see this either.


Have we given up on trying to implement this?


This would be a very welcome enhancement, since I am sure many companies have non-numeric metrics. 

Helper I
Helper I

Any ideas?

Same problem here, in the Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI under "Power BI Metrics updates", Milestones and Bulk Updating is available but Categorical Metrics is not.


Frequent Visitor


I have as well a problem with "categorical" because such value is not visible to me so I cannot set the value "categorical" for a metric in my scorecard. how can I solve it? tks for your help

Super User
Super User

Are you sure that is in the June update?  Don't see it mentioned. Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

yes, it is under Metrics, Categorical Metrics

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