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How to disable Content Testing in Sitecore 8.2

Solution (For XP 8.1 And Later) Change the ContentTesting.AutomaticContentTesting.Enabled setting value to false in the App_Config\Include\ContentTesting\Sitecore.ContentTesting.config file: <...
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How can I get the variable names / each outcome of an A/B test from the code?

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 ...
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How do I do a component test for a personalized component?

By, almost literally, stepping outside the box. If I'm reading you right, you want to test the following Original Banner versus Personalised Banner, the latter of which can be one of 3 different data ...
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Content Testing Thumbnail 403 error in Azure

It's unsupported. By Microsoft, so by extension that would mean Sitecore as well. Azure PaaS runs in what they call a sandbox. It's a restricted environment that only supports in part, what you would ...
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Sitecore roles required for content testing

Content Testing has associated roles to allow different capabilities. Per the Experience Optimization and Content Testing FAQ: There are several security roles that provide access to different ...
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View MV test results after finishing a test

In case somebody else still faces the same issue the answer is No. Unfortunately, the old Sitecore versions don't allow to see the detailed test results about the completed tests. Only starting from ...
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How can I connect two goals to a page test?

If you go to your page test definition in the content editor under /sitecore/system/Marketing Control Panel/Test Lab after the draft has been saved, you can see that there is a Conversion field that ...
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Do content testing tasks need to run in Delivery environment?

Is not needed because I can see Rebuild Suggested Test Index commmand is using sitecore_suggested_test_index index. Sitecore search indexes required for different types of servers in a scaled ...
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How to request a specific variation of an A/B or Multivariate testing?

The information of which variation a particular visitor got should be stored in the Interactions Collection of your Analytics Mongo DB. You can look at a particular Interaction and look at the Pages ...
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AB testing: Only getting "Item has a test in draft message" in Sitecore 8.1

If you have set the Sitecore setting ContentTesting.AlwaysShowTestCandidateNotification to true but you still do not see the "Create a test" link, it may be because that link will only display if the ...
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AB testing: Only getting "Item has a test in draft message" in Sitecore 8.1

In Sitecore 8.1 and above there is a setting which can be turned on to allow the content authors to start test via experience editor. Please add the below settings either as patch config file or ...
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Content AB testing in Sitecore

Goals are critical to measuring the performance of tests since Sitecore measures content effectiveness of test variations based on value delivered, not just clicks through. As for the effect, I ...
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How to measure personalization efforts

If you want to include 100% of page visitors in your personalization test, you need to make sure the exposure is set to 100%. If you're personalizing, you're delivering that personalization through ...
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A/B testing a product landing page

You're on the right track. What you're looking for is a component test, not an A/B test. The A/B test tests a full page against another page or version of the same page. The component test applies ...
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How to set a goal that only counts two specific pages visited in succession?

There is an easy way to do this by editing the link of your call to action in sitecore. In the querystring value of the link, enter in: sc_trk=goalname (so if your goal is named "LinkAction1" , then ...
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Want to disable Content Testing in Sitecore 9.0.1, having issues patching configuration

You're missing one <pipelines> node around <group>: <configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/"> <sitecore> <pipelines> <group name="...
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Page test not splitting 50/50

The reason why the traffic doesn't split 50/50 when using the Subgroup Round Robin Sticky test strategy is because your page has some components on the page with personalization rules. This is how ...
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Goals are not showing in Experience Editor when setting up a Test in Sitecore 9.3

First of all, ensure that your goal is marked as a Goal, i.e. “Is Goal - indicates that the page event is a goal” checkbox in the Options section should be ticked off. In case of a multilingual setup ...
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EXM A/B test statistics not displayed

I've contacted with Sitecore support for this and they have confirmed there is no out of the box report that retrieves detailed statistics for a/b test variants and registered a feature request to add ...
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Content Testing error if Analytics cookie is not present in the request

I got a reply from Sitecore Support. The issue is related to a registered bug in Sitecore which was fixed in Sitecore 10. There is a hotfix for Sitecore 9.3 here: https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/...
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"Index sitecore_suggested_test_index was not found" on CM 8.2 after changing the default Solr index name

The name of this index is also specified in the master database separately from configuration files. In order to properly rename this index, you must also update the Index Name field on the following ...
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Who are audience/user for Content Testing?

I like to think about Content Testing like the scientific method: you have a guess (hypothesis) and then you have to try it out (experiment) and then you see if it worked (measure and learn). Content ...
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Content Testing Thumbnail 403 error in Azure

Turns out this feature is supported. In the Test environment where it wasn't working it was related to the Azure WAF blocking the content for some reason. Then it worked fine in UAT and Production (...
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Content testing - Variant preview is not appearing

We encountered this issues earlier on Sitecore 9.0.2 that it was neither showing the previews nor saving the screen shots. Do you see any errors on the logs file? We had the following exception in ...
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Earlier version of item in multivariate test showing up as not found in preview

Yes. What you’re doing can’t be done. 1) Tests run on ID level. Item ID. There’s no information collected that would allow you to distinguish multiple versions of an item 2) Only the latest ...
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AB Testing (Component Level) Variant Preview floating bar is disappearing after page load in Experience Editor

Make sure that the "Control bar" checkbox is ticked, this one is responsible to show/hide the A/B testing dropdown in the floating toolbar:
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A/B Testing Data by Day

I've not done this specifically, but I suspect you could find what you're looking for by inspecting the Analytics database's tables. You can find out the server and database name by looking in your ...
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Sitecore AB Testing issue - 8.2 Update 5

The cancelled ab testing was associated to the page within Content Editor Standard Values for that item. Once I removed the association, I was able to create a new AB test again.
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Sitecore AB Testing with different components

The approach you mention is suitable for when you want to include Rendering Parameters in your A/B test. For just switching between two components however, it is not necessary, What you need to do, ...
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Historical test results for A/B & MV testing

Just in case someone else is still looking for the detailed results on completed A/B tests in older versions of Sitecore and finds this question - this functionality has been introduced in Sitecore 9....
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