[Bug] Customer with Tag filters/segments not working

Brian_S
Shopify Partner
156 19 39

Hi there - 

 

We've recently found that simple filters like customer_tags CONTAINS 'Subscription Active' isn't working as expected. It leaves out a very large amount customers that do contain that tag (and that have for quite a while). It's easy to prove this and I 'd attach a GIF of this but I don't want to expose customer information on the forum. Happy to share in a private DM. 

 

In the meantime you can see that this segment:

gid://shopify/Segment/576170131769

 

does not contain this customer: 

gid://shopify/Customer/6811773993273

 

even though they have the tag that's specified in the segment

 

Any help on this would be appreciated!  Thank you : )

Brian Singer
CTO & Cofounder of Subscription Service - Awtomic
Replies 2 (2)

Liam
Shopify Staff
2731 301 779

Hi Brian_S,

 

Just to confirm, is the tag is being used with the same consistent capitalisation casing for all customers? As tags with variations with lower case/ capital case could result in results being filtered out. 

 

I did come across this older stack overflow post that highlights issues with multiword tags and recommends using dashes instead but this may not be practical in your case. 

 

Are you using these filters in the context of a Flow action?

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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Brian_S
Shopify Partner
156 19 39

Thanks Liam! 

 

The case is consistent so I dont think thats the issue. 

 

That stackoverflow looks like its related to liquid filtering. We're just trying to create a Shopify Segment with filters built into Segments but it seems unreliable for some reason. 

 

Customers use tags in a lot of different ways but the most recent example was that a merchant wanted to create a segment to create a discount code that only applies to a specific segment but since the segment isn't pulling all the customers, Segments is not a reliable feature for them using tags

 

 

Brian Singer
CTO & Cofounder of Subscription Service - Awtomic