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Recovering data lost to filter

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I recently added a filter to my account, but I had it configured incorrectly. I lost about a weeks worth of data and I was wondering whether there was a way to recover it? I have the filter working correctly now, but I would love to get that data back.

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Accepted by topic author Graham C
February 2016

Re: Recovering data lost to filter

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Hi Graham :-)
Unfortunately recovering the lost data is not possible.
Usually, best practice is to leave your initial default View without any filters applied to it
Create another View for testing purposes, so you can apply and remove filters to test how they behave
and then have a "Master" View for reporting that filters can be applied to once they have been tested and are
known to work.
Following this setup helps prevent data loss

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Bronwyn
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Recovering data lost to filter

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Has google solved this?

Please let me know how it works? I need this ASAP

Recovering data lost to filter

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@Georgiana C

Sorry to be the barer of bad news, this is not something that is 'solvable', this is how filters work.

If you follow best practices by leaving the default All Website Views filter free and then create and use a testing View before applying filters to one (or more) of your main reporting Views, it will help prevent data loss from incorrectly configured filters

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