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URL Import

Use the <import param="XXX"/> tag to pre-fill a form using data retrieved from a form's URL and to track the URL addresses used by respondents to access the form. 

The data retrieved may also be used later in reports if necessary. You can import one or more parameters to the same question or different questions.

This tag is available only for the following question types:

How to set up the feature

  • Click on the Wrench icon on the right to the answer option field:

  • Select the Import from URL check box and enter the parameter name into the URL import field;

  • Save your question.

You can either keep the question visible for the form respondents or hide it. If you hide the question, it will still be pre-populated with the data from a URL and you will see these data in the reports.

Afterwards, you can use Master URL from the Launch page, which looks like this:, and add this string in the end: XXX=NNN.

XXX is the parameter name that you have specified in the tag inserted into the survey field.

NNN is the parameter value which will be imported as an answer to the question with the tag.

This string must be URL encoded. Your modified Master URL may look like this:

You can also modify the link automatically by means of your software. Then you can distribute the Master URL using your own email client.

  • You can use the tag <import param="XXX"/> several times in your form, however, the parameter names must be unique each time. 

  • The parameters within your survey link must be separated with "&", for example:

  • The parameter names are case-insensitive, therefore, the same words spelled using different registers will be considered duplicate. 

Tips and tricks on how to insert tag

You need to insert the tag <import param="XXX"/> in the question text box directly into the  following question types:

You must turn off WYSIWYG mode beforehand and paste the tag in a simple edit mode or use the source code option by clicking the button on the WYSIWYG panel.

When editing the form's Master URL you should use the following format: where 1 is the sequence number of the answer option that will be selected. You may also use the exact answer label of the needed answer option, f.e.,

To import data from the URL into the otheror commentfields of the Pick One question type, insert tag <import param="XXX"/> into the answer text of these fields.

Importing data from the URL into the Check all that apply

  • To import data from the URL into the Check all that apply question type you need to click the answer settings button.

  • Сlick on the Wrench icon. Instead of indicating a value for each one, it is necessary to include only the parameters for the answers we want to select, and exclude the parameters for the answers we do not want to select. No values are required.

For example, if we want to select the A and C answer options but not the B answer option, you must include answers A and C but exclude the answer B.

Your modified Master URL will look like this:

Importing data from the URL into the Multi-line question type

  • To import data from the URL the Multi-line question type, enter the edit mode and save the <import param="XXX"/> in the question text box. When editing the form's Master URL, follow the same format as for the other question types mentioned above. 

Additional information

You can also insert the tag straight into the answer option field - <import param="XXX"/>, where XXX is the unique parameter name. Paste it next to the answer option label.

You must not use the following values as parameter names: onunload, validateTime, ARGS, LQID, i_n_f, Dir, surveyID, CharsetLine, goNextPage.y, goNextPage.x, RID, SID, RespondentID, pwd, pwd2, ALL_QIDS, EMAIL, WebPoll, SFObj, SFObjID, integrationSurveyID, ALL_COLUMNS, ALL_QUESTIONS, dispLinkId, globalFormID, logicPluginMenu, rspEmailAddress, startTime, VMOD

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