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Why are my filters not working?

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If you set your filters up incorrectly, this can affect the data in your reports or even filter out all of your data for a view. For instance, this could occur if you apply too many “include” filters on a view. Be sure to double-check how you set up your filters and make sure it’s including and excluding the data you intend. Don’t forget that the order in which you set up filters matters, so walk through each filter you apply to figure out how data is being filtered.

 

Can you think of other reasons your filters might not be working? Share your experiences below. 

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Why are my filters not working?

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I recently created a view by copying another one, then created a filter in that new view.  Somehow in my mind, I thought "copying view" would have the data pre-populated.  From that misunderstanding, I thought the filter was not working correctly because I saw no data in the new view.