Hexawise Recent Updates

February 14, 2012


Spaces used to make bulk edit more readable

It is now shown as:

Browser: IE, Chrome

rather than:




Spinner shown when Ctl-Enter key shortcut is used in bulk add and edit



Losing parameter changes warning

Losing parameter changes warning is now worded properly for bulk edit changes.



Spurious save your changes warnings when using bulk edit

These spurious warnings are no longer shown.



Ctl + Enter saves in Bulk add and edit

This shortcut didn’t work in the initial implementation.


February 12, 2012


Display issue related to the left side panel

When the left hand side bar was in a collapsed state, clicking on parts of the display panel other than the “expand” button could sometimes lead to undesirable display results.

Thank you, Chandan, for bringing the issue to our attention.


February 3, 2012


Spurious scrollbars in the parameter length warning dialog in Internet Explorer

These are now gone.



Bulk Edit

Hot on the heels of our popular new “bulk add” feature comes “bulk edit”. If you have a bunch of parameters to edit in your plan, there is now a faster “bulk edit” option. Click the “bulk edit” link and then edit your parameters and values with the name, a colon and then a comma separated list of values with a new line for each parameter:

parameter name1: value 1, value 2, …
parameter name2: value 1, value 2, …

Enjoy the faster speed when you have a lot of data to edit!

(We’re noodling on what to do about values that have commas for “bulk add” and “bulk edit”. If you have any suggestions, let us know.)


February 2, 2012


IE 6 Support with Google Frame

If you insist on using IE 6 (and according to the most recent metrics from the people that track that kind of thing, about 8% of web users do) we now have an answer for you that allows you to use Hexawise. You can install the Google Chrome Frame plugin (doesn’t require admin permissions on your computer) in IE 6 and use Hexawise. Enjoy!



Potential for AutoScript pane to hang with spinner in rare cases

Thanks to Cecilia for reporting this issue.


January 12, 2012


The losing your parameter edits dialog didn’t show after the first successful parameter add

Now it shows anytime you could lose your parameter edits.



Hosting software infrastructure updates

You won’t notice these, but it’s good that we stay up to date none the less.



Error shown when trying to create or update a parameter to an already used name w/o a case match

Each parameter name needs a case insensitive unique name. If the cases matched, the UI would kindly tell you about this restriction, but when the cases didn’t match it would just silently fail to create or update the parameter.



UI when resetting a forgotten password

It’s now friendlier.



Spinner shown when editing a plan

This operation can take a few seconds and there was no feedback before that it was working.



Prior password (not just a login) required to update your current password

More secure approach.



UI glitches in bulk update in IE browser

These didn’t prevent proper functioning, but were a bit of an eye sore.


January 7, 2012


Issue with inaccurate coverage analysis results in some plans.

It’s now resolved.



“State” and “Country” are available as default parameters

“State” and “Country” are available as default parameters (pick them from the parameter name dropdown list) with regional values and value expansions for all 50 states and all countries.


December 30, 2011


Bulk parameter add on IE7

Removed the JavaScript exception.


December 23, 2011


Regression in warning about too many parameters on a parameter update

It’s now fixed. Thanks to Irshad for pointing it out.

Happy Holidays everyone!


December 20, 2011


Problem exporting with no generated tests

A problem exporting could happen by using multiple tabs or browsers and leaving the export dialog of a plan open in one while you changed the same plan in the another. It happened to someone rarely, about once a month or so. Hexawise better handles this corner case now.



Behavior when importing a new plan fails

Hexawise now shows a more helpful description in the dialog and doesn’t create an empty plan (or project).



Bulk Add

If you have a bunch of parameters to add to your plan, there is now a faster “bulk add” option. Click the “bulk add” link and then enter your parameters and values with the name, a colon and then a comma separated list of values with a new line for each parameter:

parameter name1: value 1, value 2, …
parameter name2: value 1, value 2, …

Enjoy the faster speed when you have a lot of data to enter!


December 17, 2011


A paramater value marked invalid could be suggested as the value for an “any value” in some cases

If the values of a pair meet these two specific conditions:

1) one value is an “any value”
2) the other value is value expanded

Then Hexawise might suggest a value for the “any value” (in purple italics) that violates an invalid pair.

If you have a plan that’s exhibiting this behavior you’ll need to force a recalculation (test generation results are cached) by changing something innocuous in your plan.

Thanks to Neil for pointing this out!