Ad hoc project filters
Ad hoc project filters allow you to drag and drop any component directly into the panel drop zone to create a filter. The filter becomes a project-level filter local to the current project.
Here is a video on creating ad hoc project filters:
- Drop any component type (dimension, dimension item, event, metric, segment, segment template, date range) into the filter drop zone at the top of a panel. Component types are auto-converted into ad hoc filters or Quick filters if compatible.
Here is an example of how to create a filter for the Twitter referring domain:
Your panel automatically gets this filter applied and you can instantly see the results.
You can add an unlimited number of filters to a panel.
If you decide that you want to save this filter, refer to the section below.
Keep in mind:
- You cannot drop the following component types into the filter zone: calculated metrics and dimensions/metrics from which you cannot build filters.
- For full dimensions and events, Analysis Workspace creates “exists” hit filters. Examples:
Hit where eVar1 exists or
Hit where event1 exists.
- If “unspecified” or “none” is dropped in the filter drop zone, it is automatically converted to a “does not exist” filter so that it is treated correctly in filtering.
Save ad hoc project filters
You can choose to save these filters by following these steps:
- Hover over the filter in the drop zone and click the “i” icon.
- Click the edit pencil to go to the Filter Builder.
- Check Make available to all projects and add to your component list.
- Click SAVE.
Once saved, the filter is available in your left rail component list and can be shared with other users from the Filter Manager.