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Regular Expressions for Google Analytics: OK, I did it





regular-expressionsI was finally inspired by Alan, who reads this blog using his Blackberry on the Paris Metro. (Truly a world wide web.) Also inspiring were the comments of an anonymous poster, who wrote that all the Regular Expressions (RegEx) posts were incredibly helpful, but couldn’t I please make them easier to access? So I did it, they are all beautifully threaded now. I even fixed awful typos in the Summary/Intro post and the ^ post (and you know, typos are the worst when you are a newbie learning a technical topic, you can spend hours trying to understand a topic, only to finally learn that the author was just lazy.)

Backslashes \
Dots .
Carats ^
Dollars signs $
Question marks ?
Pipes |
Parentheses ()
Square brackets []and dashes -
Plus signs +
Stars *
Regular Expressions for Google Analytics: Now let’s Practice
Bad Greed
RegEx and Good Greed
Intro to RegEx
{Braces}
Minimal Matching
Lookahead

Robbin

Robbin Steif

About Robbin Steif

Our owner and CEO, Robbin Steif, started LunaMetrics ten years ago. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Digital Analytics Association. Robbin is a recent winner of a BusinessWomen First award, as well as a Diamond Award for business leadership.

http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2007/02/23/regular-expressions-for-google-analytics-ok-i-did-it/

7 Responses to “Regular Expressions for Google Analytics: OK, I did it”

Anonymous says:

Thank you!!!! Your anonymous reader!

Anonymous says:

Hey, I’ve got a question, I finished your tutorial, and then set up an advanced filter in GA, and I’m not getting the results i expected.

Here’s what I’ve got:

Field A : Request URI : (Donate|Ecommerce|EcommerceCheckout)/(\d+)(.*)

Field B nothing

Output to: request URI: $A1$A3

Override output field, ok.

But I’m still not removing a string of numbers from my urls. Help!

Send me email, to my last name at lunametrics.com (Actually, I would be happy to have you be anonymous, I just need to ask you more questions to understand better.)

Robbin

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