Now that our reminder is setup, we can test it using our phones and view it in the reminder calendar.
Setup a Sample Case
Similar to how was done in the Messaging Beginner Tutorial, use the existing registered pregnancy or create a new pregnancy case and flag that case for high risk symptoms. Please make sure the phone numer you enter is unique - that is, it is not used by any other case or mobile worker in the system.
View Surveys in the Reminder Calendar
Once you've registered a case, the reminder should appear in the Reminder Calendar (available in the Messaging tab).
Testing a Survey Using a Broadcast
Since reminders are scheduled in the future, its sometimes hard to test how they behave immediately after creating them. To test a survey immediately after we create it, we can use a Broadcast, that will send that survey to a mobile worker. The survey won't behave exactly as it should (it won't be associated with a case), but will still be testable.
- First create a mobile worker (Setup a Mobile Worker for Messaging) and make sure you verify the mobile worker's phone number. This is necessary for two way surveys.
- We now need to put the mobile worker in a Group Go to the Users tab and choose Groups on the left pane. Then type a group name (ex. Test Group), then click on the Create Button
- Add you test mobile worker (the one with the verified phone number) to the group and click on Update
- Go to the Messaging tab and choose Broadcast Messages in the left pane.
- Click on + New Broadcast to create a new broadcast.
- Setup the broadcast to send to Test Group immediately as shown below. Choose the Clinic Visit Check survey to be sent.
Your test mobile worker should now receive the survey shortly. To respond to multiple choice questions, you can respond with a number (ex. 1) representing the answer in the list. Note: This survey won't affect any existing cases and is just a way to test the questions.
If your survey is not sent out, check the Reminder Calendar. If it doesn't appear on the reminder calendar, check the Reminder in Error report to see if there was an issue with the survey.
Congratulations, you've completed the SMS Survey tuturial! Use the Messaging - SMS in CommCare page to read more about messaging and other functionality.