RegEx Support in filters

mitchell_teixei

17-02-2010

It would be very helpful if Regular Expressions were supported in Filters/Advanced Filters.  The value of the filter function is severely reduced without RegEx support.

To continue on the same train of thought, it would be great if it were possible to save filters once they've been updated on bookmarked reports.  I find myself re-bookmarking reports after adding an extra filter parameter or two. If I miss re-bookmarking, then I need to re-add the new filter parameters next time I view the report.

Thanks for your consideration of my input!

18 Comments (18 New)
18 Comments

joshd7227840

MVP

29-04-2014

I wish I had more upvotes to give to this.  There's no reason Adobe can't easily implement regex capability to ALL of their fields.  This isn't 1990.  

eric_matisoff

06-12-2015

Although the Advanced > Special Characters feature of Filters in Repotrs & Analytics is nice, it'd be awesome to have full RegEx capabilities. Analytics Workspace only has Contains/Does Not Contain which is even more limited.

 

An example where I need RegEx for Report Filtering:

I'm trying to filter my Page URL eVar report to list only items with a colon, two characters that aren't colons, then a colon.

 

In RegEx, that'd be super-easy to create. But not possible with Reports & Analytics "Advanced" filtering capability.

 

The closest option that I've found is the "Matches" option while creating Segments, but there really isn't any detail in the Knowledge Base to explain what special characters are available: https://marketing.adobe.com/resources/help/en_US/analytics/segment/seg_operators.html

eric_matisoff

03-05-2016

Similar to: http://ideas.omniture.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-for-Adobe/Full-RegEx-for-report-filtering/idi-p/14352

 

I'd love to have full regex in Adobe: Reports/Analytics and Workspace.

 

But at the moment, we only have Contains or Does Not Contain. Expanding Workspace to at least Reports/Analytics filter features would be a great step!

andrew_r-GrfLbX

10-05-2016

+1 for this, I'm surprised it's not been improved upon yet 😕

proletm

12-10-2017

I am surprised in this day and age we do not have regex. Can we please get it!

luekl

20-11-2017

there must be something really deep down in the architecture of Adobe analytics Preventing regexp in Filters. It is so common in other Tools and so god-damn useful that I don’t see that any other reason would justify its absence to this day.

at least the advanced filters from reports and analytics should be allowed in workspace again

Asheesh_P

MVP

15-03-2019

Love the idea...eagerly waiting for this

kumararajak

07-10-2019

Superb though... good idea