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Does filtering by event exclude visitor's session or just the event?

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Wondering if I put a custom filter on my property view to filter by event, does that filter then filter off that visitor's entire session or just the event? I would like it to exclude the entire session.

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Filter will only exclude events.
If you want to exclude sessions based on event you can create a segment.

 

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Filter will only exclude events.
If you want to exclude sessions based on event you can create a segment.

 

exclude-sessions-based-on-event.png

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This works perfectly. Thanks for the answer and supporting graphic. Thanks!