Show Menu
TOPICS×

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.

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.
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.