Filter Autocomplete suggestions does not work

I added a category filter called name to my dashboard. When I click the filter to enter the name I want to filter on, the autocomplete suggestion does not work.

This is blocking my team from using the dashboard. Indeed, we have many data with similar names and I would like the team to be able to find all data with same or similar names. Since the filter is based on a “name is X” rule, and not “name contains X” rule, they would have to enter the same exact name for it to work and that will lead to mistakes.

Have you setup the column defined to be Search box under Filtering on this field in Settings > Admin > Data Model > (database) > (table) > (column) ?
What’s the Field Type of the column?

Which version of Metabase? Which database do you connect to?

Thank you redefining the “filtering on this field” to Search box helped a lot

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Other question if I may, I have an email field in my table. I am trying to add a filter on this email field as well in my dashboard. But when I configure my filter, then I cannot select the email field to be filtered on.
From the Admin panel > Data model, in the Email - field settings I have: Filed type = email ; filtering on this field = Search box. Can you help me troubleshoot? many thanks

In your database, what is the actual type of that column? CHAR, VARCHAR, TEXT, …?
Also, which version of Metabase are you using and what type is your datasource?

Scratch that. Change the Field Type to anything but Email (example No special type) - seems like a bug, I’ll investigate.
Edit: There’s an issue here. Quick solution is to set the column to Category

Thank you ! Indeed it worked.


We are seeing this same issue on our hosted Metabase (v. 1.41.6).

We have joined two tables within a question and added it to a dashboard. The global filter will correctly autocomplete when logged in as an admin but when logged in as any other user group this filter no longer auto-completes.

The filter does still work if you enter in a valid filter...

The fields are Category and set to Search Box in the settings.

Any other suggestions on how I can improve/fix this?


@Kieran_m You are definitely seeing a different issue. A lot has changed over 3 years.
If the user doesn't have data access, then it won't show results. There's a lot of work in the upcoming v42 about filters.