Helpful Tip: Save time and protect your data by testing filters before applying them to a view
Filter verification lets you preview the effects of a filter on incoming traffic before the filter is actually created. There are a number of reasons why verifying your filters is beneficial:
- It takes time (as much as 24 hours) before filter effects become visible in your data. Filter verification lets you see the possible effects of your filter in the present moment.
- Filter effects are permanent: filtered data cannot be restored to its original, unfiltered state. Filter verification can help you catch errors or problems before you save the filter and possibly impact real data in undesirable ways.
- Filter verification makes trying out variations of your filters much more convenient than without the verification feature.
For these reasons, it's good idea to always verify a filter before saving it.