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Administrator but can't add filter

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Hi! I am the administrator of my company's analytics account and since we are facing some issues with referral spam I am trying to apply a filter. However, even though I am the admin and i can add goals, edit, manage users etc. when i try to add a filter from the admin_view tab it doesn't have a button in order to create one as in the other categories.

 

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Hi Stefi A,

You might have limited administrator access. Filters are an Account level setting, so if you don't have edit rights at the Account level (and only at the property or view levels), then you may not be able to add filters. There's more info about the different levels here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2884495?hl=en

Hope this helps.
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Hey Nicky!

Thanks for your kind and prompt reply!

That's what confuses me since I have edit permissions and i can edit goals, views, even manage users why i can't add a filter? Smiley Sad

Re: Administrator but can't add filter

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No problem, Stefi A!

Yeah, if you could get Account level admin access, then you'd be all set!
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Administrator but can't add filter

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Is there a way to obtain Account level admin since the previous staff has left the company?

Administrator but can't add filter

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Administrator but can't add filter

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Thanks man!

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My pleasure.

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