Fields missing in custom filter

Hi all,

I just started using Metabase today so please excuse me if this is a stupid question.

I have noticed that when adding filters to dashboards only some of the fields are available. For example I have two charfields in my database “Status” and Description". “Status” is showing in the dropdown but “Description” isn’t. Both fields are Varchar(255) in the MySQL db.

Any ideas?

Hi @DunnyRoll
Change the Field Type in Admin > Data Model > (database) > (table) > (column), so it’s not using “Description”, example use “Category” or “No special type”.
For reference:
https://www.metabase.com/docs/latest/users-guide/13-sql-parameters.html#creating-sql-question-filters-using-field-filter-variables

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Perfect thank you!