Google Analytics Custom Report Filters – RegEx

google_analytics_logoIf you’ve noticed, Google Analytics doesn’t seem to allow you to filter on standard reports using multiple dimensions if you’re only showing one. You can easily create a custom report and add your filters using multiple dimensions and only show one. However, many users get scared by the RegEx option under Filters (the only other choice is Exact). It’s not that complex, below is a simple example showing multiple filters using a simple RegEx ‘contains’. In short, a simple RegEx for contains is “\bValue\b”, where Value is your desired string.

 

This example shows the page title, but filters on the page title and page url:

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Google Analytics Custom Report Filters – RegEx

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