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Using Filters to Report on Websites

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2019 08:41AM PDT
There are a few ways to report on websites using Fastvue Reporter.

To get started go to the Reports tab and click your desired report type: Overview Report, User Overview Report, or Activity Report. Try the Overview Report | Internet Usage if you're unsure.

Next to the date pickers, there is a Filter button. Click this to open the Filters interface. Note, the Filters interface is already open when selecting Activity Reports. 

Open the Filters interface in Fastvue Reporter

Here you can filter a report by a specific website or by multiple websites.

There are a few different 'Site' related fields we can use for this, however the best one to use is usually Origin Domain. Origin Domain stores the result of Fastvue's Site Clean engine which groups individual web resources into the domain a person was intentionally browsing. For more information, see our Site Clean page.

To filter a report by a specific website:
  1. Click the Field drop down and select Origin Domain from the list of fields.
  2. For most common purposes, the Operator to select is 'Equal to', however you also have 'contains', 'starts with' and more.
  3. Click into the Values edit box and enter the domain of the website you want to filter. Do not include sub-domains here. For example, enter, not You can enter multiple website domains into this edit box if required.

Click Run Report to see the results! The report will be filtered just by the website(s) you have selected. 

Other Website Filter Options

Fastvue Reporter also provides some other options for reporting on various parts of a URL. When Fastvue Reporter imports the URL fields from FortiGate's logs, it breaks the URL into separate fields, allowing you to filter your report on the section of the URL that you're interested in.

Click the Field drop down and type Site to filter the list of fields to just the 'Site' related fields.
Site Fields in Fastvue Reporter for SonicWALL
There are also two URL fields that can be useful for site reporting as well - URL and URL with Query.
URL Fields in Fastvue Reporter for SonicWALL

Let's use the following URL as an example:

Here's how the above URL is separated into the different Site and URL fields in Fastvue Reporter:
  • Origin Domain: (assuming you're searching on the domain. Embedded search widgets on other sites may display the domain in the browser's address bar.
  • Site:
  • Site Resource: /search
  • Site Query: q=meerkat
  • Site Domain:
  • Site Country: Australia
  • URL:
  • URL with Query:

Some Filter Examples

Report on all hits to
Site Domain Equal to ''

Note that Site Domain field does not include the sub-domain of a site so, this filter will not work:
Site Domain Equal to ''  // Will not work

To include the sub-domain in your filter, use the Site field:
Site equal to '' // Works

Report on only people conducting google searches:
Site Domain Equal to ''
Site Resource Equal to '/search'

Alternatively, you could use the URL field with the Contains operator
URL Contains ''

Report on specific search terms that people have entered into Google:
Site Domain Equal to ''
Site Query Contains 'meerkat'

Report on more than one search term:
Site Domain Equal to ''
Site Query Contains 'meerkat', 'singing monkeys', 'Justin Bieber'

To include non-google searches such as Bing, just remove the Site Domain filter from the above example:
Site Query Contains 'meerkat', 'singing monkeys', 'Justin Bieber'

The Site Country field resolves the top level domain (TLD) of the site, such as .us, .uk, .au into a real country name, such as United States, United Kingdom, Australia. To report on all sites ending in .au you could therefore use:
Site Country Equal to 'Australia'

Alternatively, you could use:
Site Domain Contains '.au'

Sites that simply end in .com will have the Site Country of 'Unknown'.
Site Country Equal to 'Unknown' // All .com sites and other sites that do not have a country specific TLD

With the information above, you can filter your reports by the correct part of the URL.

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