Filtering URLs with query strings is not working as expected


Webtrends Analytics 8.x
Webtrends Analytics 9.x


You have set up a hit filter based on URL to include or exclude pages such as http://www.example.com/index.html?parameter=value and the filter fails to either include or exclude the pages.


A hit filter based on URL does not filter the domain portion of the URL, in this case, www.example.com. To include the domain select Multi Homed Domain from the hit filter include/exclude list and enter the specific domain there.

In addition, when specifying the Page Expression the filter will only act on the URI-stem, which is /index.html in this example. In order to filter on the entire URL with query string, the parameter name/value pair must be specified in the URL Parameters option of the hit filter.

To create a hit filter for the example URL, select URL for the Active Hit Filter Parameters. In the URL tab, enter/index.html for the Page Expression and select New under URL Parameters. Enter parameter for the Parameter Name and set the Parameter Value to be equal to value.

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