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Goals / Regex help

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Setting up goals and running into an issue. It's a "Destination" goal. When I "verify" the goal it comes back as having zero transactions. The analytics code snippet is indeed on the goal page. Here's the goal page in question: 

 

https://website.org/checkout/receipt.aspx

 

Here's my regular expression:

/checkout/receipt\.aspx

 

What have I done wrong?

 

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April 2016

Re: Goals / Regex help

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Hi :-)
keep in mind though, the verification is not the be all and end all, its just an indicator
try the following instead re the regex -
/checkout/receipt\.aspx.*
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Re: Goals / Regex help

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You likely haven't done anything wrong :-))
The verification is only an indicator and not always correct
When someone arrives at the receipt page are there usually any other parameters appended after the .aspx
eg
/checkout/receipt\.aspx?someparam=somethinghere&somethingelse=whateverheretoo
also if you are testing, you need to clear your cookies and cache each time as a goal will only register as a goal
once during the same session.
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Yes, there's some transactional data appended to the URL after the .aspx. Would my regex need to be different to reflect that?
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April 2016

Re: Goals / Regex help

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Hi :-)
keep in mind though, the verification is not the be all and end all, its just an indicator
try the following instead re the regex -
/checkout/receipt\.aspx.*
Bronwyn Vourtis, Google Analytics Top Contributor
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Thank you!