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Filter Sets

Site administrators and users can exclude data from a report with filter sets. For example, filter sets can be created to limit the report data to certain website directories or products, allowing users to quickly flip between subsets of data when viewing reports. Note: When a filter set is actively applied to a report, a separate line item will display near the bottom of report to indicate the totals for the filtered items. In this fashion, the totals that appear in the tables still represent the actual values of your site.

In addition, site administrators and users can easily turn a filter set exclusion into an inclusion by prefixing the item with an exclamation point. For example, the filter set /SmarterMail/ will exclude any paths that start with /SmarterMail/ from reports. By changing the filter set to !/SmarterMail/, only paths that start with /SmarterMail/ will be included in reports.

To access this section, click the settings icon. Then expand the My Settings folder and click Filter Sets in the navigation pane. A list of the existing filter sets will load in the content pane.

Adding a Filter Set

To create a new filter set, click New in the content pane toolbar. The following options will be available:

  • Filter Name - The name of the filter set.
  • Filters - Type the items you want to exclude, one per line. Any text field in reports that contain any item in this list will be removed from the report and its values will be added to a summary line. Note: Filters are NOT case sensitive.
  • Filter out blank user agents from demographic reports - Check this box to exclude blank user agents from demographic report statistics. Filtering out blank user agents is another method users can use to gather stats on real website visitors, as blank user agents often indicate an automated script or bot.
  • Filter out blank referrers from referral reports - Check this box to remove the No Referrer row in reports that include stats on referrers.
  • Mark as default filter set - Check this box to automatically apply this filter set to reports upon loading.