Filters allow you to limit and modify the traffic data that is included in an import request. For example, you can use filters to exclude traffic from particular IP addresses, focus on a specific subdomain or directory. The filter Creation section tries to help you create these filters.
- Dimension filtering: Filtering occurs before any dimensions are aggregated, so that the returned metrics represent the total for only the relevant dimensions.
- Metrics filtering: Filtering on metrics occurs after the metrics are aggregated.
- Valid combinations: You can filter for a dimension or metric that is not part of your import request, provided all dimensions/metrics in the request and the filter are valid combinations.
- Note: You can’t have dimension and metric filters in the same import request.