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Today we’d like to introduce two great new features available on the StatusCake monitoring platform, we’ve received a lot of requests recently for the new functionality these will offer. You can read more about exactly what the new additions enable you to do below!

Basic Test Editor

Our new basic test editor allows you to set up HTTP type tests much faster than you’d usually be able to using our standard test creation form. When creating a basic test you will only need to select the URL to be tested, check rate and testing location, you can also optionally assign contact groups and tags.

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From the dashboard you can now use the basic test editor at any time using the new buttons at the top, you’ll also have the option to create an “Advanced test” using our standard form, which will allow you to access the more complex configurations such as string match, custom headers and POST data. When creating a basic test you can switch to the advanced setup form at any time by clicking the link at the very top of the form.

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When using the basic test editor you will be given the status of the website after typing the URL in a box to the left of the page, so you can be sure that the settings you have added are correct before saving. We’ve also simplified the location selection part, you now have the ability to select a continent from where you would like testing to occur, and locations will be assigned from that continent only. There’s the option as well to select “Random” and have the tests come from our locations around the globe with no restrictions.

CSV format export for test details

We’ve added the ability to export your test settings as a CSV file from the main uptime test dashboard. At the top of the page you’ll now see a button labelled “Export Settings” which can be clicked to action the download for all tests straight away.

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The file downloaded will have semi-colon separated values, for a full reference of the details that the file will contain please check here.

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