Test Tool, have you been able to get it to install?

So I posted the test tool and it looks like some folks have been downloading it. 


I am not sure I have all the install instructions correct so can someone post if they were able to get it to work or if I need to fix the install instructions.

If you have not noticed this is currently a very small group of folks that get to play at the moment. We are limiting this version of the EAP to just 20 folks while we confirm we are getting the right data and that the data lake we have created will scale cleanly.  Keep up the testing and THANK YOU for helping us on this project.  


Just provided a link to the tool
[edited by: Karl_Ackerman at 8:56 PM (GMT -7) on 14 Oct 2020]
  • There are potentially TWO places if you're installing Python on Windows where you may need to do something with the path.

    The first page of the python installer will ask you if you want to allow it to update the PATH environment variable.  You need to SELECT this box before you click next to install.  Also at the end of the installer it may ask you to permit Python to override the initial PATH limit of 260 characters.  On a Window system that's been running for a while you will find you will need to do this - for example, with One Drive, Dropbox. Python and the general bloat of the OS my PATH variable is 637 characters!

    After enabling both of these, everything works with the instructions provided earlier.


    When in doubt, Script it out.

  • Worked out for me.  I did choose the option at the end of the installer to permit Python to override the initial Path limit just to be safe.

  • I was able to install the test tool using python 3.9. 

  • The testtool runs, but shows "not responding" sometimes, and the Output field stays blank, sometimes. 

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