Warning "URL includes query component which shall be ignored inside category definition" when installing VPM policy on the ProxySG appliance

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Article ID: 168551

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Products

Advanced Secure Gateway Software - ASG ProxySG Software - SGOS

Issue/Introduction

In the Visual Policy Manager (VPM) on the ProxySG appliance, you define URL categories in the Request URL Category object. The URLs contain a query string, such as www.example.com/inquiry?test or www.example.com/#/test. After you install the policy, the VPM displays a warning:
 

URL includes query component which shall be ignored inside category definition
or
Given URL pattern includes a fragment ('#') that will be ignored

Resolution

Policy is not evaluated on queries or fragments, which includes everything to the right of the # or ? in a URL.  Warnings can be ignored, or to remove the warning, please remove the query or fragment portion of the URL.

Note: Even though you enter a query string, policy uses the URL without it.