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Wildcard URLs- Combine page data

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I have pages on my site that the user id for the person that logs in. Each person has a unique ID. I want to get the data associated with a particular page but the problem is the URL for each person is different even if its the same content. Example for the device page:

 

users/1/devices

users/2/devices

users/3/devices

 

Id like to take all three pages above and combine it to only show as one line item (/devices) and track that page all together. Any suggestions on how to do that? Maybe with filters?

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Wildcard URLs- Combine page data

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You need to create a Custom Filter of the type Advanced.

 

In Field A -> Extra A, select the Request URI field. In the text box, enter "users/([\d]+)/devices" without quotes.

 

In Output To -> Constructor, select the Request URI field. In the text box, enter "users/userId/devices" without quotes

 

This will replace all occurences of the user id with the text string "userId".

 

Remember to test it first on a separate view before implementing.

Wildcard URLs- Combine page data

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Non-filter solution

You could use Content Grouping

 

Filter solution

Replace the userid part with nothing

Remember to have an unfiltered view to keep your data safe

 

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Wildcard URLs- Combine page data

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Does this take time to implement or should I see the result right away? Thanks for your help!

 

Re: Wildcard URLs- Combine page data

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It'll apply to all data from the moment the filter is created and you should be able to see the effect in real time reports.