Thanks for using pcFACT℠ to sort the results of your FACT360℠ Strategic Music Test. Below are a few tips related to our software. If you have additional questions, please contact:

David Baird, Vice President, Research Operations
(919) 226-0424


If you would like to print out any of the data, the best option is to click next to the name of each category you want a printout of in the Categories box in the upper left-hand corner. This will create a check mark next to each one. Then, choose “Print” from the “File” menu. In the window that appears next, make sure the “Print Checked Categories” option is selected. In addition, if you’re printing a category that displays many columns of data, make sure “Auto Scale” is selected as well; this option should allow you to fit many columns of data on one page.

Exporting to Spreadsheet

The data from any pcFACT category can easily be copied and pasted into the spreadsheet program of your choice. Simply right-click anywhere in the song data itself and choose “Copy To Clipboard” in the pop-up menu. Then, open your spreadsheet program and paste the data there. If you want all of the data from your study in one spreadsheet, we recommend copying the contents of the “All” category to the clipboard.

Working with Multiple Studies/Markets

The current version of pcFACT is not designed to work with multiple studies; however, we have come up with a “work-around” to avoid data corruption issues that can impact some users of multiple studies. When switching between studies, go to the C:\Program Files\Coleman Insights\pcFACT folder and delete the folder labeled “Data” that is already in there. (Please note that depending on the configuration of your PC, you may instead find the “Data” folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\Coleman Insights\pcFACT or C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Coleman Insights\pcFACT if you’re a Windows 10 user.) Then, return to the folder where you have your pcFACT data files stored and double-click on the file for the new study with which you want to work. The pcFACT software will then start up and you will see the data from the study.

Moving Songs Among Categories

If you choose to change the Category assignments of songs from their original sort, the easiest way to do so is to right-click on the song, select “Move This Song” and then “To Category” in the menus that appear. Please note that it is not recommended to move songs from the All category; the All category is designed to contain the complete list of all songs tested in your study and moving songs from this category can cause data corruption problems. To add a song to a category that was not already sorted into one of your on-air categories, move it from the Inventory rather than the All category.