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RegEx need to be supported in segmentation

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Level 4

19-04-2015

When I user segmentation and analytics report, I can't find an operator to support regular expression. The "match" operator only supports wildcard(*), that can't satisify too much  business.

The issue puzzles me a lot. The RegEx is so wildely used,  but why it not be used in adobe analytics(the segment in reports&analytics).

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Level 6

19-04-2015

It would be a big time saver to be able to use special charachters when building segments -for example the wildcard charachter: (*)

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Employee

12-05-2015

Thanks for submitting this. We will keep an eye on it for votes and comments, and I will follow up with our development team accordingly. 

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Level 3

21-05-2015

You could always build a classfication with ReEx as  round about way of segmenting.  

 

Still would be handy to have in the segment builder.  

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Level 1

13-09-2016

I support this idea wholeheartedly.  Being relatively new to using Adobe Analytics, I was really surprised this ability was not readily available unlike other digital analytics tools.  

 

Regex isn't difficult for beginners to learn and provides a multitude of ways to approach segments and report filters.

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Level 3

11-10-2016

PLEASE PLEASE can you build this, it would greatly improve efficiency.

 

Use Case: I want to build a segment which groups popular holiday durations e.g. 3, 7, 14, 10 days etc, 

 

I can do this by doing multiple containers with or's inbetween, but lets say there is 20 of these, if there was a way to regex match using something like [3|7|14|10...] for example I could do this in a fraction of the time. Exists in workbench already. 

 

Unfortunately the 'contains any of' won't work here because putting '3, 7 14 10' also brings in 30, 33, 13 etc. 

 

Can I add to this though that it would be good to have regex across the product, in filters, build of metrics, workspace etc, anywhere you have a equals/matches type use it should also be there. 

 

Ben - I know you usually respond to these, could you advise where it is on the roadmap please. 

 

Thanks

Mark

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Level 4

09-12-2016

Want to add another strong vote for this! I am trying to create a segment with 200 values it will be so easy to create this as a regex instead of standard interface!

 

I am very surprised that this was not a feature to begin with really a big miss!

 

Thanks!

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Level 1

16-05-2017

Absolutely agree with this. Google Analytics has had regex since the beginning, and it makes filtering results very powerful and very easy.