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Issue with Pageviews

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Hello GA Experts,

 

I ran a reports for All Pages (Under Site Content) with an Advanced Filter containing '*******' (To filter urls containing a specific term)  last month Feb 2017 for the date range '1-Dec-2016' to '31st-Dec-2016' and then ran the same report again this month for the same date range '1-Dec-2016' to '31st-Dec-2016' but the total page views numbers are different in the reports. The latest report has fewer pageviews when compared to the old one.

 

When I merge these two excel files and look at the missing page url's, its appear to be a valid urls and it spread across different dates.

 

This has happened more than once, Can any one explain why this is happening and how to fix it ? 

 

My understanding is pageviews are not sample data and there shouldn't be any difference if i run the same reports multiple times.