Embedded Form submission & redirect URL based on form parameters

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Gthn
Participant

Hi,

I want to redirect users to a dynamic URL which already includes a "?".

 

Basically I want our users to fill a form with their website as one of the property in order to redirect them to a URL which include their website.

 

So if they fill a form putting: http://www.mywebsite.com

People would be redirected to the following URL http://www.domain.com/simulate.php?url=http://www.mywebsite.com

 

1. How can i add a time delay in the form code in order to be sure that Hubspot updates the property in order to create the right redirected URL

2. I tried the dynamic query string (as i saw in HS knowledge) but it didn't work neither and i've the feeling it's because of the "?" which is inside the URL.

 

Thanks in advance for your help

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derekcavaliero
Solution
Top Contributor | Diamond Partner

Yep I can, I actually just helped out another member of the forum with something similar.

 

What is the final URL format you are looking to redirect to? Also - do you have an example page with the form that I could see?

 

In hindsight - the serialize option works but it is admittedly a little messy. 😄

 

The $form argument of the onFormSubmit callback is a jQuery collection of the entire submitted HubSpot <form> element that is stored at the moment the form was submitted, and successfully validated.

 

That means you can dive into the collection and "cherry-pick" whatever field values you may want to use doing something like this:

 

var website = $form.find('input[name="website"]').val();

 

That would give you the isolated website field value in a separate variable you could then append to your redirect location as needed.

 

setTimeout( function() {
  window.location = "http://www.domain.com/simulate.php?url=" + encodeURIComponent( website );
}, 500 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 1/2 second.

You could do this infinitely - however if you need to pass/map many fields to specific query string keys - I also have a solution for that which is a bit more elegant in nature.

Derek Cavaliero
Director, Design/Development

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com

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IsaacTakushi
Solution
HubSpot Employee

Welcome, @mikefreeman.

 

Happy to clarify.

 

The var website = $form.find('input[name="website"]').val();snippet applies to the original poster's use case. The code will retrieve the form's website field value with jQuery and the rest of the code @derekcavaliero provided will append this website value to the redirect URL of http://www.domain.com/simulate.php.

 

If you're looking to append all the form field data to the redirect URL, go with the code in the soluton to this thread.

 

Be aware that you'll have to set the portalId and formId as well as change http://www.yoururl.com? to your desired redirect URL.

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager

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mikefreeman
Solution
Participant

@IsaacTakushi,

 

  Many thanks for you help. Based on what you gave me and with help from a friend, I was able to get it to properly work. Here is the final working format that was successful for me. 

 

For anyone else trying to do this, here's a quick "how-to".

 

Simply drop the code below into the source code (RichText/Advanced/Source Code) on a rich text block in the COS. Change out the portalId and formId to match your form. You can find both of these values by opening up your form and looking at the URL. 

 

Screen Shot 2019-09-03 at 7.45.07 PM.png

 

The short value after "forms" is your portal ID, and the longer value after "editor" is your FormID. 

 

From there, change the input name to whatever field in your form you are refrencing. You'll change out "FieldID" to your form field. That would be "email" or "category" or whatever else you're asking in the form. 

 

Where I have "http://websiteurl.com?email=" just change that to whatever you want in front of your passed field variable. When the redirected, it will read "http://websiteurl.com?email=FieldID" and the FieldID will be replaced with the variable from the form. 

 

I am not sure what "emailWeb" do, but that seemed to make it work, so I am not going to change it on my end. Maybe @IsaacTakushi could speak more to that. 

 

Thank you again @IsaacTakushi  for your help. 

 

The final code I used is as follows: 

 

<!--[if lte IE 8]>
<script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2-legacy.js"></script>
<![endif]-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script>
hbspt.forms.create({
    portalId: 'xxxxxxx',
    formId: 'xxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx',
    inlineMessage: 'You are being redirected to the Application...',
    onFormSubmit: function($form){
        
        var emailWeb = $form.find('input[name="FieldID"]').val();
        setTimeout( function() {
            window.location.href = "http://websiteurl.com?email=" + encodeURIComponent( emailWeb );
}, 500 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 1/2 second.
        
    }
});
</script>

 

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IsaacTakushi
HubSpot Employee

Welcome, @Gthn.

 

The method outlined in this article populates HubSpot form fields from a query string before the form is submitted. You're looking to do the opposite — populate a query string with form field values after a form is submitted.

 

@derekcavaliero's solution in this thread allows form data to populate a redirect URL's query string (following a ?) after a predefined delay.

 

Per this comment in the original thread, could you clarify where you got stuck regarding "I didn't get how to use  window.location ="http://www.yoururl.com?" + formData;"?

 

If I'm understanding you correctly, and given your example above, you'd replace http://www.yoururl.com? with http://www.domain.com/simulate.php?.

 

@derekcavaliero, it sounds like @Gthn also wants to pick out the website property/field specifically. Could you speak to how that might be accomplished through jQuery (as opposed to appending all form fields with var formData = $form.serialize();)? Appreciate your input!

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager
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Gthn
Participant

Hi @IsaacTakushi 

Thanks for your answer. I will try to clarify my issue.

 

1. If I'm understanding you correctly, and given your example above, you'd replace http://www.yoururl.com?with http://www.domain.com/simulate.php?.

 

-> Not exactly. The yoururl.com will be replaced with "http://www.domain.com/simulate.php?url= "  . I'm afraid it generates a conflict because it already includes a "?". So, with the form parameter it will be a second "?".

 

2. could you clarify where you got stuck regarding "I didn't get how to use  window.location ="http://www.yoururl.com?" + formData;"?

 

-> I don't know how to use the +formdata. I tried to use this kind of URL given in the article you sent me but the redirection was not working

http://www.domain.com/marketing-offer?firstname={{contact.firstname}}&lastname={{contact.lastname}}&...}}

Each time i tried the redirected URL included some Hubspot form data like "hstc=" or  "submissionGuid="

 

So, this is where i'm stuck and I've no doubt that @derekcavaliero probably has the solution :).

 

Best,

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derekcavaliero
Solution
Top Contributor | Diamond Partner

Yep I can, I actually just helped out another member of the forum with something similar.

 

What is the final URL format you are looking to redirect to? Also - do you have an example page with the form that I could see?

 

In hindsight - the serialize option works but it is admittedly a little messy. 😄

 

The $form argument of the onFormSubmit callback is a jQuery collection of the entire submitted HubSpot <form> element that is stored at the moment the form was submitted, and successfully validated.

 

That means you can dive into the collection and "cherry-pick" whatever field values you may want to use doing something like this:

 

var website = $form.find('input[name="website"]').val();

 

That would give you the isolated website field value in a separate variable you could then append to your redirect location as needed.

 

setTimeout( function() {
  window.location = "http://www.domain.com/simulate.php?url=" + encodeURIComponent( website );
}, 500 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 1/2 second.

You could do this infinitely - however if you need to pass/map many fields to specific query string keys - I also have a solution for that which is a bit more elegant in nature.

Derek Cavaliero
Director, Design/Development

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com

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Gthn
Participant

Hi @derekcavaliero  and @IsaacTakushi ,

 

I finally understood how it works and therefore I was able to make it work exactly how i want!

Redirection perfeclty works, and takes the URL as a parameter. So, great!

 

Thank you guys for your help, I hope this solution can help more people :).

 

Have a great day

IsaacTakushi
HubSpot Employee

Glad to hear it, @Gthn.

 

Thanks so much for jumping in, @derekcavaliero!

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager
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mikefreeman
Participant

Hi @IsaacTakushi , I am having some trouble getting this to work properly. It is not clear to me where 

var website = $form.find('input[name="email"]').val();

 

is supposed to go. Here is what I have. 

<!--[if lte IE 8]>
<script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2-legacy.js"></script>
<![endif]-->
<script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2.js"></script>
<script>
  hbspt.forms.create({
	portalId: "xxxxxx",
	formId: "xxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
	 inlineMessage: 'This page is redirecting.',
    onFormSubmit: function($form){
        setTimeout( function() {
            var website = $form.find('input[name="email"]').val();
            window.location = "http://app.domain.com?" + formData;
        }, 250 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 250 milliseconds.
    }
});
</script>

This simply shows the message, and doesn't do anything to redirect to another page. 

 

I am pretty sure I have put the "Var website..." in the wrong location, I just don't know where it needs to go. 

 

Thank you!

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IsaacTakushi
Solution
HubSpot Employee

Welcome, @mikefreeman.

 

Happy to clarify.

 

The var website = $form.find('input[name="website"]').val();snippet applies to the original poster's use case. The code will retrieve the form's website field value with jQuery and the rest of the code @derekcavaliero provided will append this website value to the redirect URL of http://www.domain.com/simulate.php.

 

If you're looking to append all the form field data to the redirect URL, go with the code in the soluton to this thread.

 

Be aware that you'll have to set the portalId and formId as well as change http://www.yoururl.com? to your desired redirect URL.

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager

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mikefreeman
Participant

@IsaacTakushi, actually, I am hoping the URL redirect looks like this. 

 

app.tutorup.com/EMAIL and that's it. I don't want to get all the form data to be included in the URL. Only the email. 

 

I have removed the "portalId" & the "formId" just to post it publicly. 

<!--[if lte IE 8]>
<script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2-legacy.js"></script>
<![endif]-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script>
hbspt.forms.create({
portalId: 'XXXXXX',
formId: 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX',
inlineMessage: 'You are being redirected to the TutorUp Application...',
onFormSubmit: function($form){

var website = $form.find('input[name="email"]').val();
setTimeout( function() {
window.location = "http://app.site.com?=" + encodeURIComponent( email );
}, 500 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 1/2 second.

}
});
</script>

The goal here is to pull the email address entered in the form and insert into the redirect URL so that it goes to app.site.com/email@email.com 

 

I was able to get it to post the email in the string through adding {{email}} to the redirect URL, but it adds a lot of other stuff. It looks like this.

 

app.site.com/%3F__hstc%3D12452660.52f0b750ee8a691e8b65dda125edced9.1567203299165.1567527568301.1567533494408.4%26__hssc%3D104981660.48.1567533494408%26token%3Dthisisthetestemail%2540gmail.com%26submissionGuid%3D9061f7e7-bfe0-42d7-bce0-8870fb23930d&r=&bc=

I just can't seem to get it to post the clean URL like I am hoping to do. 

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IsaacTakushi
HubSpot Employee

Hi, @mikefreeman.

 

Thanks for clarifying.

 

Per this post, the __hstc and __hssc parameters are added by the HubSpot cross-domain linking setting you have enabled. This can be disabled, but then you'll lose the ability to track visitors jumping from your HubSpot-hosted content to your app.

 

The submissionGuid parameter is appended whenever a HubSpot form redirects to another page. It is used to help track submissions/conversions. This cannot be disabled for embedded forms which redirect.

 

If a completely clean redirect URL is critical, you may want to pursue custom-coding your form and passing data to HubSpot via the Forms API.

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager
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mikefreeman
Solution
Participant

@IsaacTakushi,

 

  Many thanks for you help. Based on what you gave me and with help from a friend, I was able to get it to properly work. Here is the final working format that was successful for me. 

 

For anyone else trying to do this, here's a quick "how-to".

 

Simply drop the code below into the source code (RichText/Advanced/Source Code) on a rich text block in the COS. Change out the portalId and formId to match your form. You can find both of these values by opening up your form and looking at the URL. 

 

Screen Shot 2019-09-03 at 7.45.07 PM.png

 

The short value after "forms" is your portal ID, and the longer value after "editor" is your FormID. 

 

From there, change the input name to whatever field in your form you are refrencing. You'll change out "FieldID" to your form field. That would be "email" or "category" or whatever else you're asking in the form. 

 

Where I have "http://websiteurl.com?email=" just change that to whatever you want in front of your passed field variable. When the redirected, it will read "http://websiteurl.com?email=FieldID" and the FieldID will be replaced with the variable from the form. 

 

I am not sure what "emailWeb" do, but that seemed to make it work, so I am not going to change it on my end. Maybe @IsaacTakushi could speak more to that. 

 

Thank you again @IsaacTakushi  for your help. 

 

The final code I used is as follows: 

 

<!--[if lte IE 8]>
<script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2-legacy.js"></script>
<![endif]-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="//js.hsforms.net/forms/v2.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script>
hbspt.forms.create({
    portalId: 'xxxxxxx',
    formId: 'xxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx',
    inlineMessage: 'You are being redirected to the Application...',
    onFormSubmit: function($form){
        
        var emailWeb = $form.find('input[name="FieldID"]').val();
        setTimeout( function() {
            window.location.href = "http://websiteurl.com?email=" + encodeURIComponent( emailWeb );
}, 500 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 1/2 second.
        
    }
});
</script>

 

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IsaacTakushi
HubSpot Employee

Thanks so much for sharing, @mikefreeman! I'm glad you got it to work.

 

In your code, emailWeb is the name of a variable you define. The name itself doesn't really matter; you're just using it to hold the value of $form.find('input[name="FieldID"]').val();.. You then append emailWeb to the end of your URL, http://websiteurl.com?email, effectively setting a value for the email query parameter.

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager
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bryansteel
Participant

Solid thank you. this worked for me. 

dimitreliasb
Contributor

@IsaacTakushi Just wanted to post and say many thanks! after days and hours of testing and troublshooting we finally managed to get it to work with this little gold gem java snippet below. many thanks!!!

bd

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Albo
Participant

I've got your script working as intended. Thanks for this solution. That said, I am interested in cleaning up the redirect a bit. I need to pass 4-6 fields to specific query string keys. Would you mind sharing the more elegant solution that you mentioned?

 

Thank you!

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IsaacTakushi
HubSpot Employee

CC @derekcavaliero on the above.

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager
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derekcavaliero
Top Contributor | Diamond Partner

@Albo Here is a GitHub gist showing mapping mulitple fields to parameters.

 

https://gist.github.com/derekcavaliero/f79007a21233d8358636faa5199da165

 

You'd want to edit the queryMap variable to change what form fields map to what query string parameter. Then down in the redirect - you'd need to update the redirect location.

Derek Cavaliero
Director, Design/Development

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com
Albo
Participant

@derekcavaliero @IsaacTakushi 

 

Quick question for you guys. I've got no problem deploying the solution as you suggested for the email form field. The only thing problem that I'm seeing that Hubspot seems to be replacing the @ of the email address with %40

 

So, instead of seeing https://yourdomain.com/?email=email@domain.com for the redirect, I am seeing yourdomain.com/?email=email%40domain.com

 

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you!

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derekcavaliero
Top Contributor | Diamond Partner

@Albo Thats standard URI encoding for query parameters. HubSpot will decode query parameters automatically when prefilling it's form fields. If you're reading this value elsewhere you'll need to decode it first using decodeURIComponent() -https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/decodeURIComponent

Derek Cavaliero
Director, Design/Development

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com
amandalim1
Member

Hi, I'm trying this solution out now but I can't seem to pass the website URL straight into the redirect page link. Can someone assist, thank you so much!Screen Shot 2021-01-28 at 7.58.40 PM.png

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SMcGarrigle
Member

So I've found a work around for this, create a custom module in Hubspot and use the following code. I don't know how to link the code without screen grabbing it on here. Inset this code into the custom module, then insert the module into the page you want. This will only redirect based upon the value of one field. you can replicate the ELSE IF section of the code if there are more than 3 options.

 

To change the code replace where I have put in Capital letters:

NAME1
NAME2

NAME3

OPTION

These 4 above are up to you to decide and are merely for referencing for the code to work so as long as they are the same above and below then that's all that matters

 

WEBSITE1 

WEBSITE2

WEBSITE3

These are the web addresses you want the page to re-direct to depending on selection

 

 

NAME OF DEPENDENT FIELD

Go to you form and right click on it, click inspect and find out the true name of the value you want to redirect based upon. E.g    How_Much_Is_Your_Budget?

Make sure this is copied exactly how it appears in the inspector.

 

FIELDVALUE1
FIELDVALUE2

FIELDVALUE3

Make sure these are copied exactly how it appears in your form for the values is the field we have named above, e.g £1-£2 include the spaces if you have any in the field so it might be £1 - £2

 

Obviously make sure you update your portal id and form id also at the top where the XXXXX are

 

 

Picture1.png

 

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