How to use question reference

What is a question reference in forms and surveys? 

In BlockSurvey, each new question has a system ID that uniquely identifies a question. This ID is a string of characters that's machine-generated, also known as a UUID.

But don't worry, BlockSurvey allows you to change this ID to something more human-readable, which can be helpful when using features like pre-fill answers, hidden variables, and automation with webhooks.

You can find the Question reference for each question under the Options tab.

How to use question references?

1. Useful in prefill answers and hidden variables. 

For human-readable and shorter URLs, set your question reference.

2. Use it in webhooks

Automation platforms like Zapier, Integromat, Pabbly, and Integrately often use webhooks to identify data based on values using key IDs.

E.g., An email field in BlockSurvey's forms and surveys has unique IDs for every new creation. And this makes it difficult to consume data in a single integration. Say you want to consume all the email ids coming from 10 different forms/surveys in BlockSurvey using a single webhook, it wouldn't have been possible. It would be possible by setting all email ID question references to mail or some consistent name to capture. 

This prevents or avoids unnecessary services/hooks in integration tools and helps in better management based on use cases.

Give it a try and see how question references can make your form or survey-building experience more efficient and effective.

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