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Apply filter to a property view

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Hi,

 

I am in the process of creating a dashboard within the google-add-on sheets, however segments created in GA cannot be simply applied to the reports. I was thinking of creating a new view within GA which is filtered by specific site section, and then using this view within the google sheet. How do you I go about applying this type of filter in the view, so the data only includes traffic (sessions, bounce rate, transactions etc) to this section of the website only.

 

Thanks

 

Mat

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Hi Mat,

You can use a custom filter, include type. Choose Request URI for filter field and enter the filter pattern you want to use for the site section you want to include. This can be /blog/ for example or you may have to use a regular expression, it depends on your URL structure. Verify your filter to make sure that it works. Hope this helps.

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Hi Arnold,

Thanks for your reply. This will work for the non-secure areas as they all include savings in the url, however when customer enters the secure area the url structure changes so it will not include the transactions for this section. Any ideas on how to filter/segment views to only include specific site sections & products?

Cheers

Mat

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Hi Mat,

You can define multiple sections using a regular expression like (\W|^)(savings|other)(\W|$)
This will include urls with 'savings' and urls with 'other' in them.
You can test your regular expressions against the URLs using this tool: http://www.analyticsmarket.com/freetools/regex-tester
Let me know if you have questions.

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Thanks Arnold, I will give that a go.

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Let me know how you get on. Thanks.

Arnold Majlath, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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