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"Search and replace" filter verification includes unrelated pages

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Hi everyone

 

I am trying to apply a few "search and replace" filters on one of my views. It's a pretty simple operation (or at least it should be) with no regex or anything like that.

 

I am merely trying to replace all occurences of the URL-part "dkbedstebredbaand1" with "lp=177" (since both URL's are one and the same page due to a rather incovenient "feature" of our CMS).

 

So what I am trying to achieve is rewriting the url so that e.g.:

subdomain.domain.com/dkbedstebredbaand1/someotherurl?andquerystring=yay is replaced with subdomain.domain.com/lp=177/someotherurl?andquerystring=yay

 

 

When I set up the filter - as shown below - it seems to work nicely, correctly consolidating the no. of sessions and pageviews from the two URL's into one (lp=177).

 

However... in the "After filter applied" section a couple of completely unrelated URL's have suddenly sneaked in (see image below).

 

So my questions (finally) are:

  • Why might this be happening?
  • How can I fix it?

filter-problems-search-and-replace.png

 

Thanks in advance, and have a fantastic weekend Smiley Happy

 

Kind regards

Niels

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Re: "Search and replace" filter verification includes unrela

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I think the image would show that the left side and the right side are the same -- that just means the filter did not change the url...as it shouldn't. So -- it just shows the filter is working as expected.
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Re: "Search and replace" filter verification includes unrela

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Hi Mike

Thanks for your reply. I'll try to copy the view and apply the filter to the copy to double-check that everything works (or doesn't) - I'll be back Smiley Happy

/ Niels