Order of processing filters, querystrings etc
I was reading this post (would a filter that removes query parameters affect site search?) and it ended with a question, whereby it seemed some site search URLs were being processed to find Search Terms before a filter was applied.
I was using a filter to convert a #url into a querystring and I hadn't seen anything in the search terms report 10 hours later. This may be because of a filter delay, but I ended up doing an earlier conversion of the passed URL by GTM as I didn't want to miss anything else.
I was wondering - is there anything definitive anywhere about the order of processing of filters, search term querystrings and other functionality? That would be a handy resource.
Re: Order of processing filters, querystrings etc
I have not tested it yet. (That was my response in the post you mentioned.) The expected behavior is as I laid it out (this was from GA engineers at the time).
You are doing the best possible implementation by actually shaping the data in GTM.
Whenever I do get some time to test, I'll post in the original.