This article explains and compares creating and applying a 2.x global filter and a 3.x pre-filter.
- 2.x global filter is applied at the dataset level, and affects both the query itself and any underlying named expressions (knowledge objects in Interana 3.x).
- 3.x pre-filter is applied to functions of a query to filter for a specific set of events. This is helpful for narrowing the results when there is an amalgamation of events in a dataset.
This article shows you how to create and apply a 2.x global filter, and then how to create and apply a 3.x event pre-filter similar results with a 3.x custom event property.
Creating and applying a 2.x global filter
You can select a Global Filters to be applied to queries. If you have Publisher or Admin privileges, you can set a filter to be applied by default, so that it is applied automatically to any queries users run.
Creating and applying a 3.x event pre-filter
You can specify a 3.x event pre-filter to be applied to the other functions of a query. This filters out all events except those specified by the pre-filter, then processes the other functions of the query. This ensures that the query results focus on the specific events you are interested in.
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