UserReplay allows you to complete advanced searches to find specific user sessions. 

You can either run free text searches based on the contents of the page, or for specific fields like locations, devices and lots more.

Search for sessions containing the world ‘Error’ which took place in the browser Safari.

How to build advanced search queries based on your data.

UserReplay collects a huge amount of data from you user sessions, and makes this available to you through search.  You can run basic searches based on terms, or can write more advanced queries using operators.

Operators allow you to build searches which are very specific, allowing you to search for exact phrases, fuzzy matches and wildcards.  

You can also use terms like AND, OR, NOT to include or exclude specific terms from your search.

How to filter search results based on your data.

UserReplay allows you to build powerful filters, which you can apply to your search results to refine them further.

You’re able to filter based on any of the data held in your account, and can stack multiple filters together.

Filters apply to all data within UserReplay, from lists of sessions to charts and conversion funnels.

You can always see which filters are currently applied to your data by looking at the filter bar.

In this example we filter for sessions which took place on a Tablet device..

Filter Controls

When you’ve created a filter, you have a number of control options which allow you to change how they affect your search results.

In this example we try out the different filter controls.

The filter controls which are available are…

  • Disable Filter.  This option lets you temporarily disable the filter to see how it is affecting your results, without deleting it.  Simply re-enable the filter and it will be applied again.
  • Pin.  Pinning your filter makes it persist when you visit other pages and visualisations, this can be handy if you want a filter to always be applied.
  • Exclude Matches.  This will flip your filter to exclude your filter criteria from your current search results.
  • Remove Filter.  This option removes your filter completely.
  • Edit Filter.  This brings back up the visual filter editor to allow you to make changes to your filter’s criteria.

Time Selector 

This allows you to make changes to the date range to your data based on date.  The default value is Last 15 Minutes.   All search results and visualisations are controlled by the Time Selector, so ensure you have set it correctly.

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