# Google Analytics Funnel Step Regular Expression Not Working

The first step in a funnel is going to have a dynamic ending fragment. Examples:

To allow for such dynamism, I provided this url for step one:

\invite(.*)


My goals work but the funnel visualization report shows 0 for everything.

I know this problem is due to the regex in the funnel step because I copied this entire goal except I replaced

\invite(.*)


with

/invite/puppy-party


When I hardcoded /invite/puppy-party the funnel worked as expected.

Why is my funnel report not working with my original funnel step url parameter?

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