Segment rail

The segment rail under the Components menu shows segments as well as segment templates, as signified by these icons:

Using Segments in Analysis Workspace(6:46)

Create segments

You can create instant segments by dropping any component type (dimension, dimension item, event, metric, segment, segment template, date range) into the segment drop zone at the top of a panel.

Component types are auto-converted into segments. Alternatively, you can click the “+” sign in the Add Segment drop box.

Keep in mind that:

  • You cannot drop the following component types into the segment zone: calculated metrics and dimensions/metrics from which you cannot build segments.
  • For full dimensions and events, Analysis Workspace creates “exists” hit segments. Examples: “Hit where eVar1 exists” or “hit where event1 exists”.
  • If “unspecified” or “none” is dropped in the segment drop zone, it is automatically converted to a “does not exist” segment so that it is treated correctly in segmentation.


Segments created this way are internal to the project.

You can choose to make these segments public (global) by following these steps:

  1. Hover over the segment in the drop zone and click the “i” icon.

  2. In the information panel that displays, click Make public.

Other methods for applying segments

Several other methods exist for applying segments to a freeform project.

Action Description
Create segment from selection Create an inline segment. Select rows, right-click the selection, then create an inline segment. This segment applies only to the open project and is not saved as an Analytics segment. 1. Select rows. 2. Right-click the selection. 3. Click Create segment from selection.
Components > New Segment Displays the Segment Builder. See Segment Builder for more information about segmentation.
Share > Share Project or Share > Curate Project Data In Curate and Share, learn how segments that you apply to the project are available in shared analysis for the recipient.
Use Segments as Dimensions Video: Using Segments as Dimensions in Analysis Workspace

Ad hoc (temporary) segments in Analysis Workspace

Here is a video on ad hoc segments:

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