Test Runs

The Test Runs form shows a list of all test runs. Items include the browser used by the tester, the operating system, the language of the survey tested, the date and time of the test run, whether the test run was new or a repeat (playback) of a previous test run, and the last page encountered on that test run. This feature can be an easy way to determine which testers dropped out before the end of the survey.

The Items displayed on this page can be selected by clicking on the Field icon at the top.

That will launch a popup window into which you can drag columns you do not want to be displayed on this page for this project.

You can also export all test run details to excel by clicking on the Excel icon at the top of the page.

If a Test Run is no longer needed, you can delete it. Deleted Test Runs cannot be recovered, and all related information will be lost.

Checking the Check to Delete box will activate the Delete button.

You can also assign a Name, Language, Test Case, and Market to an existing test run by clicking on the EDIT button.

A popup window will allow you to change some parameters.

Names for Test runs

Although you can give any Test Run the name of your choice, we have added support for automatically feeding in some relevant testing information from the survey into each test run name.

Most SurveyTester Clients create and share a test link that displays additional information like Serial Number or a respondent Id.

SurveyTester can use this information and store it as a default Test Run name. As such information is not standardized within survey systems, we need to implement this for every survey system / or customer individually. Contact us to implement this cool feature for you at no extra cost.

Repeat Test Run

A project manager or programmer can select any test run and click on the Repeat Test Run menu item. This will allow you to replicate the exact routing taken by the original tester.

You can also select a specific question in that test run. This can save time while investigating a particular problem (like a routing issue).

The test run can be repeated with a new instance of the survey. If the survey has changed since the test run was completed, the test run will use the stored initial answers in the new survey version. If the latest survey version uses different routing (e.g., a new question was introduced), the test run repetition will stop at the question where it differs. The user can then retake control.

Above, a progress bar shows the following routing as the tool moves down to the HowDrink question.

The bottom portion of the Test Run form shows the steps taken during that test run, which can be helpful when tracking routing issues. Every step has a time stamp and offers which answers were selected by the tester in that test run.

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