New Feature: Pre-Populate

May 21st, 2014

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Pre-Populate. This new feature allows you to automatically fill some survey fields with data that you already have (i.e., name, age, email, etc.) rather than ask for the information again.

How it works

Here is sample survey:

If a user clicks on the link, they will be taken to the survey with no pre-filled questions. To pre-fill a question, more information must be appended to the end of the URL. The following example fills the first question with “Mary”:

The following link automatically selects the third choice of the second question:

You can also append multiple parameters in the same URL to pre-fill multiple questions, like in this example:

Pre-Populate URL formatting

The formats for the URL parameters for each question type are as follows:

  • Multiple Choice
    q1_2 – Selects the second choice of question number one.
  • Open Text
    q2=Mary – Enters “Mary” into question number two.
  • Multiple Textboxes
    q3_1=John – Enters “John” into the first textbox of question number three.
  • Matrix
    q4_1=2 – Selects the second column of the first row in question number four.

As usual, we welcome questions and feedback from you. If you’d like to get in touch, please email us at: