Preference rules are a very powerful, flexible way to configure scheduling preferences. However, when many rules are created it can become challenging to "see" what preferences will be applied to a section you may have in mind. You could save the preference set, make it the default for a term, and then view an actual section record to see what it inherits, but this process is tedious if you are trying to make configuration changes.
For this reason a test tool is provided directly within the preference set. While configuring preferences you can enter the attributes of a hypothetical section record and see what preferences would be applied based on the current settings.
To test preferences for a hypothetical section:
- While viewing or editing a preference set, click the Tester tab near the top of the page.
- Use the drop-down menus to select the applicable attributes of your hypothetical section.
- Click the Test
- Return to the Details tab to make any desired changes.