Use a seed test to configure and initiate a simulation of Campaign execution.
This test is run against customers specified in a Seed List. The test executes the referenced Strategy to determine the actions that should be made to the customers (seeds), and then makes these actions. Customers are able to respond to these actions. These responses, however, are not captured in Interaction History.
The Seed test link in the Tests section enables the user to initiate a seed test. This link is enabled when the following conditions are met:
- Strategy and Strategy result component is selected
- Campaign isn't utilizing direct output of results using a database template
Clicking this link performs Campaign validation and presents the user with validation violations and configuration options. The user must resolve all critical violations before they can initiate the seed test.
For a seed test, the user must simply select a Seed List to represent the audience for the Campaign. Refer to the Seed Lists chapter for information on creating and configuring Seed Lists.
Upon clicking Submit, the system initiates a seed test. An entry for this test is added to the test runs grid. Users can refresh the Campaign display to view the current status of the test.
Clicking the test row displays various details about the seed test. Refer to Viewing Run Details for information on using this view.
The delete icon in the row enables users to remove the corresponding seed test from the Campaign.