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Cant select value in barchart

Hi all!

I've come accross a problem whichs fix I cant seem to find out. Also I cannot reproduce this behaviour in a new PowerBI Project/File with the exact same Sourcedatafile.

The subject describes it already kinda precise. I can't drag a String column into the Values field of a barchart in this one specific PowerBI Project.
Normally I can drag in a String value and select the count of this string, as shown here in another PowerBI Project:



In my case though this isnt possible anymore. I cant even drag the column "rusult" into the Value field. It seems like the String does not get count as you can see here:



The tables from the 1st and 2nd screenshot are identical.

It seems like I have disabled the option to add a String column to the "Value" Field because I cant drag in any string in any visualization where the field "Value" exists.

Is this a common problem which is easy to fix? Otherwise I have to completly recreate the report in a new Project.

Thanks in Advance!

Super User II
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@lynnsop Can you try to create a measure that will count values from the column. Then you can use this measure in your chart, see if that works for you. 

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Hi @negi007 

This was my initial workaround. But this has the effect of me not being able to select Fail/Pass seperately and filter dependent on this (other charts). 

So unfortunately this does not work for me anymore, thanks anyways! 🙂

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@lynnsop , check if there some other reason. Like when you use legend and try to drag the second column in values, it might not allow a second or text column as the first column?

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It does not allow me to drag String Columns into the Values field for some reason. So moving/dragging or anything related to this does not fix the problem

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