A distribution test enables the user to test the execution of a Campaign in terms of assessing the actions made and the customers targeted. The result of a distribution test is a series of reports outlining various distribution metrics. No actions are actually made to customers in this form of Campaign testing.
The Distribution test link in the Tests section enables the user to initiate a distribution test. This link is enabled when the following conditions are met:
- Strategy and Strategy result component is selected
- At least one engagement is configured
- Audience is configured
- Campaign is not 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 distribution test.
Additionally, the user can enable the following options for the distribution test:
- Refresh the Campaign audience before executing the test
- Apply the Campaign Constraint as part of executing the test
Upon clicking Submit, the system initiates a distribution 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.
After the test run finishes, click a test row to display various details about the distribution test.
The delete icon in the row enables users to remove the corresponding distribution test from the Campaign.
The Include funnel analysis reports option is deprecated. To assess how certain components and expressions influence the overall outcome, go to the Simulation Testing landing page and create a decision funnel test. This type of simulation test provides drill-down reports of proposition counts by Champion Challenger, Proposition Filter, Prioritization and Switch components, and optionally, by Geofence, Segment Filter, and Contact Policy components.