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Viewing a Transcript Comparison report

The Transcript Comparison report enables you to compare device interaction transcripts. This report is useful, for example, to compare custom action results gathered at different times or from different devices.

To generate a Transcript Comparison report

  1. Open the Transcript Comparison Report wizard page by navigating to Reports > Status Reports > Transcript Comparison.

  2. In the Compare Transcript(s) From section, click Browse  to display the Select Job window.
  3. On the Select Job window, select the Job ID for the job which generated the transcript of interest.


    • You can use the job filter to search for the job you want to select.

    • Only jobs that have completed are displayed in the Select Job window.

  4. From the Action list, select an action for that job.


    The actions which do not have any associated transcripts (for example, Send Email) are not displayed in the list.

  5. In the To section, click Browse and select the Job ID for the job which generated the other transcript of interest.
  6. From the Action list, select an action for that job.
    The example shown in the following figure compares transcripts of actions for two jobs.

  7. Click Next.
  8. Select the required options, as follows:

    Compare Transcript(s) For
    • All Common Devices: Compares all the devices that appear in both selected actions.
    • Selected Common Devices: Compares particular devices that appear in both actions.
    • Specific Pair of Devices: Compares a different device from each selected action.
    Include Transcript Sections
    • All Sections: Compares all transcript sections in the selected actions.
    • Selected Sections: Compares only specific (one or more) transcript sections.

    The example shown in the following figure compares two devices from each selected action with a set of selected transcript sections.

  9. Click Next.

    The Transcript Comparison report shows a summary of the sections that differ between transcripts of the selected device actions.

  10. (Optional) Perform one of the following tasks by using the menu options that are available on the Transcript Comparison Report page:

    Menu optionDescription
    BackReturn to the wizard to change report parameters.

    Print View

    Print a copy of the report.

    Export the report to one of the following formats:

    • HTML
    • PDF
    • RTF
    EmailEmail the report to one or more recipients in one of the export formats.
    HelpDisplay Help.
  11. (Optional) Click the View Difference Details Report icon  to display the Transcript Difference Details report.

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