Filter helper options list always empty

Using the filter helper dropdowns in Kibana is always failing to populate the options list, instead showing There aren't any options available

arent_any_options_available

If I type a value in manually, it works just fine. And creating a control viz also works just fine:

In fact, the control list is populated with values both seen and not seen in the currently picked time period. This is exactly the behaviour I would expect when clicking through the filter helper.

I'm 7.1.1 with a pretty standard metricbeat setup, but I was seeing this issue in 6.x too. I've used agent.hostname for all tests here, which is mapped as keyword:

      "properties" : {
        "@timestamp" : {
          "type" : "date"
        },
        "@version" : {
          "type" : "keyword",
          "ignore_above" : 1024
        },
        "agent" : {
          "properties" : {
            "ephemeral_id" : {
              "type" : "keyword",
              "ignore_above" : 1024
            },
            "hostname" : {
              "type" : "keyword", <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
              "ignore_above" : 1024
            },

And the index-pattern shows it as searchable and aggregatable:

The 'Top 5' values in discover works as expected.

So why are the filter lists not being populated?

This might be a bug. Can you create an issue on GitHub?

Ugh, this was PEBKAC on my end, totally. Feel free to delete this topic!

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It happens. Glad you figured it out. :smiley: