What Status Options an Experiment or Test Have?

Understand Status Options

Each experiment can have one of the six states:

  • Draft
    An experiment in draft has never ran and can be edited by all users except the users with the “browse” level.

  • Scheduled
    Scheduled experiments have a date in the future attached and are ready to run. If you have any other level then “browse” or “edit” you can edit this experiment and its date. This experiment can be cloned by everyone except users with “browse levels”

  • Active
    Running experiments are called “Active” they can have a mix or active and inactive variations (variations can be stopped manually or automatically). This test cannot placed back in scheduled or draft states. Warning about possible problems with this test will be available after 24-48 hours (depending on the project).

  • Paused
    Nothing will be running on the website when a whole test is paused. It can be resumed at any give time without missing data.

  • Completed
    This is a special state. The experiment is completed when the following conditions are true:

    • There was a variation winning with 97% confidence and the minimum run-time (optional) was met

    • All the variations automatically turn off and the original turned out to be the best variation (by default variations are turned off when they have a negative impact on your site and 97% confident, this can be changed in the advanced settings in the )

    • The maximum run-time of the experiment was met without a clear winner.

Note: it can be that the winning variation was kept running (optional setting)

  • Archived
    After an experiment was paused or completed you can change the state to archived. This will pause the winning variation that might have been running during the completed state. An archived experiment can never start again, but it can be cloned and deleted.

Note: Experiment variations in draft status can be edited, any other statuses prevent editing.

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