Use the caret to match the following adjacent characters at the beginning of a string.
For example, ^St matches:
- Start here
- Stand here
- Stop here
However, ^St doesn’t match:
- 1 Start here
- 2 Stand here
- 3 Stop here
The preceding 3 lines start with a digit and a space, not with the letters “St”.
Use this type of regular expression to create segments, filters, or goal steps that match a URI. For example, if you need to isolate data for a particular directory of pages, you can use expressions like:
- ^/mens/ (matches www.example.com/mens/)
- ^/womens/ (matches www.example.com/womens/)