From a rendering controller, I am trying to list the variable names / each outcome of an A/B test programmatically.

Here is my A/B test:

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Firstly, I inspected the renderings using the code below but found nothing:

var item = Sitecore.Context.Item;
Sitecore.Data.Fields.LayoutField layoutField = item.Fields["__renderings"];
Sitecore.Layouts.RenderingReference[] renderings = layoutField.GetReferences(Sitecore.Context.Device);

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Next, I inspected the Sitecore.Analytics.Tracker.Current, but found nothing:

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Any idea?

1 Answer 1


Just like personalizations, the AB tests are stored on the rendering fields. If you are able to see the AB test on the Experience editor so it means that the test has been set.

Now where does Sitecore store the tests items it associate with my page? On the Marketing Control Panel /Test Lab bucket. If you open the content editor and search for the existing tests you should be able to see the results there.

Here is a test I have configured on my build associated with my home page: enter image description here

Looking at your code above I can say you are on the right track but your problem most likely is that the test is configured on the final layout as opposed to the shared layout.

Here is the code slightly changed(look at in this case I'm reading the final layout as opposed to the shared):

Sitecore.Data.Fields.LayoutField layoutField = RenderingContext.Current.PageContext.Item.Fields["__final renderings"];
            var renderings= layoutField.GetReferences(Sitecore.Context.Device).FirstOrDefault();
            if (renderings != null)
                var testID = renderings.Settings.MultiVariateTest;

With this code you should be able to see the ID on a string format of the test on the renderings.Settings.MultiVariateTest property. enter image description here

Note that the Guid I'm getting on the MultiVariateTest property is matching to the guid from the item the Marketing Control Panel(first screenshot).

Hope this helps.

  • Thanks! That worked. Just enhancing your answer, I wanted to get the Variables name and I just need to add 3 more line of codes in order to get that. var testID = renderings.Settings.MultiVariateTest; var testItem = Sitecore.Context.Database.GetItem(new ID(testID)); if (testItem.HasChildren) testItem.Children.ToList().ForEach(s => multiVariateTestName.Add(s.Name));
    – João Neto
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 14:35

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