Create a Pre-Filled Form

Learn how to set up your form to automatically populate data from your conversations.

Setting up your pre-filled form:

Google Form:

In order for your form to auto-populate fields (name, phone number, and email) you will need to set up your form correctly. 

1. Once you have created your Google Form, click the More button and choose Get pre-filled link.

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2. Enter in the values you want to pre-fill (as shown below) and click Get Link. You will get a pop up that says COPY LINK. 

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3. Once you copy the link, you will navigate to the Questions tab in Bluelink Messaging and create your external question form. Paste the link you copied in step 2 in the Form URL Template

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4. At the end of the URL find the values you want to pre-fill and change the value to a variable.

https://docs.google.com/forms......5354520=Firstname&entry.506257224=Lastname&entry.1577815375=Emailaddress

5. Using the Variable Dropdown, change the values to the corresponding formula.

Example: =Emailaddress becomes =<%=targetEmail%>

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After you have updated all of your values to the variables, you can continue to create your texting campaign.

NGP VAN Form:

  1. Create or select an existing NGP VAN form to use.
    1. To create a new form, select Online Actions under "Engagement" in the sidebar of My Campaign. VAN online form 1
    2. Then, Create New FormVAN online form 2
  2. To build a pre-filled form in NGP VAN, you will use the base form URL with a ? added, followed by the parameters you wish to pre-fill.
    1. For example: if your base URL is http://baseurl, and you want to add email, your URL would change to https://baseurl?em=<%=targetEmail>.

3. Repeat steps 3-5 above. 

NPG VAN parameter names can be found here


Blue State Digital Form:

1. Create a new BSD form. Make sure you have a wrapped set for the form.

For example: Header HTML: <html><body> 
                        Footer HTML: </body></html>

You can create the wrapper here.

2. To build a pre-filled form with BSD, you will use a base form URL, with a ? added, followed by the parameters you wish to pre-fill. 

Your base URL is http://base_url?lastname=<%targetLastName%>

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3. Repeat steps 3-5 above. 

With Blue State Digital Forms, it's best to create a new form rather than using an existing one. This will allow you to simplify the layout and not have any redirects.