Matching Page URLs

A Page URL event fires when the browser views a page matching the URL that you have defined. However, you may need to further refine how an Event is triggered in your application. Sprig provides a number of different ways to specify how the string matches the URL that you are targeting. When you are adding or editing an event, if you click on the URL menu you will see:

URL MenuURL Menu

URL Menu

The following table describes the functionality of each menu item:

Menu Item

Description

Example

Exactly matches

The URL must exactly match the string you entered in the URL field. Identical domains in URLs with different paths do not fire events.

You specify: www.example.com.
Only page views at www.example.com trigger events.
Page views at www.example.com/signup and
or example.com do not trigger events.

Contains

This fires an event when the user accesses a URL which includes a specific string.

You specify: example.
Page views at www.example.com and www.example.com/signup trigger events.

Starts with

The URL must start with the string you entered in the URL field.

You specify: exa.
Page views at example.com trigger events.
Page views at www.example.com do not trigger events.

Ends with

The URL must end with the string you entered in the URL field.

You specify: com.
Page views at example.com trigger events.
Page views at example.net do not trigger events.

Does not contain

This fires an event when the user accesses a URL which DOES NOT includes a specific string.

You specify: net.
Page views at example.com trigger events.
Page views at example.net do not trigger events.

Does not exactly match

This fires an event when the user accesses a URL which DOES NOT exactly match the string you entered in the URL field.

You specify: www.example.com.
Page views at www.example.net and example.com trigger events.
Page views at www.example.com do not trigger events.

Matches regular expression

A regular expression is a specification of a pattern to be matched on. The string must match on the regular expression. The syntax of the regular expression is described here.

You specify: example.com/(login|signup)
Page views at example.com/login and example.com/signup trigger events.
Page views at example.com/help do not trigger events.

You specify: example.com/(?!login|signup)
Page views at example.com/help trigger events.
Page views at example.com/login and example.com/signup do not trigger events.

Matches legacy pattern

If you had been using the Page URL functionality prior to September 27, 2021 expressions were created with a regular expression pattern that is now referenced as Matches legacy pattern. While the legacy functionality will continue to be supported, we recommend you update to the latest, standardized option by editing your Page URL event and updating the event with the Matches regular expression option.

Testing your Matching Pattern

Once you have completed your matching pattern, enter the URL you are trying to match in the Test Your Event field and click Test Match to see if your event's URL pattern matches the URL that you want to be tracked.