Define a page group with Query String Parameter

Capture a specific data value in a query string to define your page group.

Before you begin

Use this method with caution and with a full understanding of the values in your query strings. If time stamps with unique IDs are returned as part of the query string value, this can (potentially) create extremely large numbers of resulting page groups, which will distort and delay data going to the mPulse dashboards.

These steps show you how to use the Query String Parameter method to define a page group using the data value associated with a name/value pair in a query string.

How to

  1. In the URL Pattern field, enter the full URL leading up to the question mark (before the name/value pair), followed by an asterisk as a wildcard (for example, https://www.example.com/?*).
  2. In the Name field, enter the name portion of the URL’s name/value pair (for example, product) that’s associated with the value that you want to apply to your page group (for example, widget1).
    If the name entered in the Name field matches the query string parameter’s name portion of the name/value pair, mPulse uses that data value for the page group name.
  3. Check that the correct data value is used for the page group. In the Enter Test URL field, enter a URL that you know includes the pattern and the name associated with the data value that you want applied to the page group (for example, https://www.example.com/?product=widget1), and then click Test.
  4. If the match is successful, that row turns green and the name of the page group appears in the Result field (for example, widget1). Click OK to save the configuration.