The segment rail under the Components menu shows segments as well as segment templates, as signified by these icons:
You can create instant segments by dropping any component type (dimension, dimension item, event, metric, segment, segment template, date range) into the segment drop zone at the top of a panel.
Component types are auto-converted into segments. Alternatively, you can click the “+" sign in the Add Segment drop box.
Keep in mind that:
- You cannot drop the following component types into the segment zone: calculated metrics and dimensions/metrics from which you cannot build segments.
- For full dimensions and events, Analysis Workspace creates "exists" hit segments. Examples: "Hit where eVar1 exists" or "hit where event1 exists".
- If "unspecified" or "none" is dropped in the segment drop zone, it is automatically converted to a "does not exist" segment so that it is treated correctly in segmentation.
Segments created this way are internal to the project.
You can choose to make these segments public (global) by following these steps:
- Hover over the segment in the drop zone and click the "i" icon.
- In the information panel that displays, click Make public.
Other methods for applying segments
Several other methods exist for applying segments to a freeform project.
Create segment from selection
Create an inline segment. Select rows, right-click the selection, then create an inline segment. This segment applies only to the open project and is not saved as an Analytics segment.
|Components > New Segment|
Displays the Segment Builder. See Building Segments for more information about segmentation.
Share > Share Project or
Share > Curate Project Data
In Curate & Share, segments that you apply to the project are available in shared analysis for the recipient.
Use Segments as Dimensions