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:

  1. 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.

  2. You can add an unlimited number of filters to a panel.

  3. 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:

  1. Hover over the filter in the drop zone and click the “i” icon.
  2. Click the edit pencil to go to the Filter Builder.
  3. Check Make available to all projects and add to your component list.
  4. 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.

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