About Simulator

Use Simulator to see what your search would look like if you were to push everything that is currently staged, live.

About Simulator

Use Simulator to see what your search would look like if you were to push everything that is currently staged, live.

You can also simulate your current live search for comparison purposes. Simulator has a built-in debugger to show you which business rules are firing for a given search. If you uncheck any associated rule, Simulator re-simulates your site’s search as if that rule did not exist. Rules are listed from highest priority to lowest priority, where higher priority rules trump lower priority rules.

See also Adding a new business rule.

Using the Simulator

You can use Simulator to see what your search would look like if you were to push everything that is currently staged, live.

See Adding a new business rule.

To use the Simulator

  1. On the product menu, click Simulator.

  2. On the Options drop-down list, select the option that you want to run.

    (Optional) Use the checkbox column in the table on the Simulator page to turn on or off a given rule in the simulation.

    Option

    Description

    Simulate Staged/Simulate Live

    Alternate between simulating your live environment or your stage environment.

    Show/Hide Processing Rules

    Show or hide all the processing rules that fired instead of just the business rules.

    Change Simulation Date

    Simulate search results for a given date.

    Simulate On PC

    Simulate search results as if you were using a personal computer.

    Simulate On Mobile

    Simulate search results as if you were using a mobile phone or a tablet.

    When you select this option, you can choose from the following associated options:

    • Device

      Simulate the search results on a mobile phone or a tablet.

    • Resolution

      Based on the device you selected, you can choose the associated resolution.

    • Horizontal view

      View how the simulated search results appear horizontally on the selected device.

  3. Use the search feature of your website to test the search results based on your current settings and active rules. If necessary, adjust the rules and settings to obtain the desired results.

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