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Capturing Category pages using Regex in Google Analytics

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I want to filter by category page only. I am struggling to exclude a second directory, is this possible in Google Analytics?

 

Want to grab:

first-directory

 

Want to ignore:

first-directory/second-directory

 

The first-directory doesn't have a trailing slash or an extension so I need the pattern to ignore the uri when it reaches a second forward slash /

 

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November 2016

Re: Capturing Category pages using Regex in Google Analytics

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Hi Cherie,

Use include filter and "matches Regex" with pattern (without quotation marks): "^first-directory$". This way you will only see exact match. Using "$" at the end of expression assures that there can be nothing after that character or there will be no match.

Hope that helped.

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Accepted by topic author Cherie B
November 2016

Re: Capturing Category pages using Regex in Google Analytics

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Hi Cherie,

Use include filter and "matches Regex" with pattern (without quotation marks): "^first-directory$". This way you will only see exact match. Using "$" at the end of expression assures that there can be nothing after that character or there will be no match.

Hope that helped.