URL-Based Pre-Population

If you would like to create multi-use links that include pre-populated data, this feature is for you. Maybe you don’t have contact information for everyone you would like to survey, so you can’t send a direct email. However, you know enough information to answer one or two questions for each group of participants. Each school site, for example, can have its own link, so participant responses will be connected to their schools automatically.

Here’s how:

  1. In the top right corner of the screen, click on the Utilities button.
  2. On the Utilities page, select URL-Based Pre-Population.
  3. Choose your survey from the dropdown menu.
  4. Choose Hard Coded or Variable values to pre-populate in the survey for each question being pre-populated.
    • Hard Coded – if the answer is already known
    • Variable – if the value will be introduced programmatically
  5. When sharing or re-using this link, be sure to use the original URL. Otherwise, pre-populated values will be lost.

  6. Click on Generate URL Now to complete the process.

When Switch Invitations is applied on a survey that uses URL-based Pre-Population links, Pre-Populated data will not be retained.