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RGoogleAnalytics - Regular Expressions not matching

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Hi all.

 
I am not sure where to post this doubt. But I am facing a problem a cannot solve and I am a bit lost. 
 
I am using RGoogleAnalytics in order to retrieve data from Analytics. 
 
When I try to apply the following filter, I get no results from the query
 
gaSmiley TongueagePath=~/(a|b|c|d)/../[^/]+/[^/]*$',
 
However if I use the exact same filter in Analytics query explorer I get results. Meaning that the regular expression is ok.
 
I know that the problem is coming with some of the special characters. (  ^  or [] ) . 
 
I really appreciate if someone can helps.
 
Thanks!
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Re: RGoogleAnalytics - Regular Expressions not matching

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The expression needs to be URL encoded. I am, not sure how RGA works - whether you need to do that yourself or if the library does it for you. [this is an educated guess]
Mike Sullivan, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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