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Why is Analytics Tracking the Same Page Just With a Forward Slash

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Pages one and four are the same, but analytics is tracking it as different because of the forward slash, how do I delete the second entry or merge the two? 

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Re: Why is Analytics Tracking the Same Page Just With a Forward Slash

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Hi, you can use a view filter.
Go to Admin > View > Filters > Add filter
Call it: Replace trailing slashes
Select Custom then Advanced
Field A: URI
^(/.*)/$
Output: URI
$A1

The filter will work from the moment you apply it, with no retroactive effect.

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Re: Why is Analytics Tracking the Same Page Just With a Forward Slash

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Hi, you can use a view filter.
Go to Admin > View > Filters > Add filter
Call it: Replace trailing slashes
Select Custom then Advanced
Field A: URI
^(/.*)/$
Output: URI
$A1

The filter will work from the moment you apply it, with no retroactive effect.

VP & Chief Evangelist at Hub'Scan | Contact me
Level 80 Digital Analytics Warrior, KPI Therapist and Keeper of the One True Tagging Plan

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Exactly what I needed! Thanks so much, Julien.

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What about these settings?:

Field A Required
Field B Required
Override Output Field
Case Sensitive

Should they be checked on or off?

Re: Why is Analytics Tracking the Same Page Just With a Forward Slash

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"Field X Required" implies that there is data present in the field for the filter to be applied.

Override Output field means that in some cases data is "not writable" so checking the box forces values to overwrite whats already in the field.

Case sensitive is fairly self-explanatory.

With the exception if Field A/B Required, most of those hardly ever need to be turned on - unless you're a power user with very specific requirements.
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