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lloydsilver
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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I need to embed a HS form on an external (not CoS) website. And when the user submits the form, the redirect URL needs to include form fields as parameters.

Is this possible?

We figured out a way of doing this on a CoS landing page using a native HS form, but it was pretty tricky. In this case, I need to embed the form on an external page rather than use a CoS page.

What I’m trying to accomplish is capture the lead’s info (name, company, email) and then pass that info off to a scheduling app which can use parameters to pre-fill a scheduling form so the user doesn’t have to re-enter their info. And I want to do it through a HS form first so that we capture the lead and source information in HS. If we did it straight in the scheduling app then we could create a lead using Zapier but without Source info.

Every other form app I’ve used has been able to do this. Still surprised HS can’t do it off the shelf. But I hope someone has a creative workaround. Thanks.

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derekcavaliero
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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You could achieve this by using the onFormSubmit callback and switching the form to use an inline message instead of a redirect (explained below).

hbspt.forms.create({
    portalId: 'xxxxxxxx',
    formId: 'xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx',
    inlineMessage: 'Your submit message here',
    onFormSubmit: function($form){
        setTimeout( function() {
            var formData = $form.serialize();
            window.location = "http://www.yoururl.com?" + formData;
        }, 250 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 250 milliseconds.
    }
});

Because you have access to the jQuery $form object inside the onFormSubmit listener you can serialize the forms data and append it to a url to redirect to after the form is submitted. This only works if you have the inlineMessage set and disable the redirectUrl for the form.

See if that helps you out.

Derek Cavaliero
Director of Engineering

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com

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derekcavaliero
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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@Albo 

 

Try setting your setTimeout to something higher than 100 milliseconds and see if that helps. I haven't had or seen this issue before - and in theory it shouldn't because the onFormSubmit is processed after the form is validated and request is sent. 

 

My theory is that if you redirect too quickly it may terminate the XHR request over to HubSpot's servers. I haven't actually tested this issue myself yet though - let me know what you find.

Derek Cavaliero
Director of Engineering

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com

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derekcavaliero
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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@dimitreliasb 

 

If you only need to pass 1 value through - simply dig into the form and get the value manually using the $form jQuery collection parameter in the onFormSubmit callback:

onFormSubmit($form){
  var email = $form.find('input[name="email"]').val();
  var redirectBase = 'https://www.google.com';
  window.location = redirectBase + '?email=' + email;
}

the reason your URL is breaking is because my previous script had a flaw. There are better ways to go about it - but for simple 1 parameter redirect logic - the above is as simple as it gets.

Derek Cavaliero
Director of Engineering

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com
Albo
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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@derekcavaliero 

 

Can you see any reason why this modifying the HubSpot form embed script this way would interfere with how HubSpot receives the data upon submission?

 

For whatever reason, when I use this method on a Firefox browser the contact is not passed back to HubSpot. Chrome and Safari both function as intended. The default (non-modified) script works fine in Firefox.  All are standard browsers with default configurations, *not* in incognito.

 

<!--[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: "xxxxxxxx",
formId: "xxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx",
inlineMessage: 'Just a moment please',
onFormSubmit: function($form){
setTimeout( function() {
var formEmail = $form.find('input[name="email"]').val();
window.location = "https://www.xxxxx.com/xxxx/?email=" + encodeURIComponent( formEmail );
}, 100 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 100 milliseconds.
}
});
</script>

 

Thank you!

 

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derekcavaliero
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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@Albo 

 

Try setting your setTimeout to something higher than 100 milliseconds and see if that helps. I haven't had or seen this issue before - and in theory it shouldn't because the onFormSubmit is processed after the form is validated and request is sent. 

 

My theory is that if you redirect too quickly it may terminate the XHR request over to HubSpot's servers. I haven't actually tested this issue myself yet though - let me know what you find.

Derek Cavaliero
Director of Engineering

WebMechanix
www.webmechanix.com
Albo
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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@derekcavaliero You're spot on! Setting the redirect back to 250 ms resolved the issue. Thank you!

Kristeru
Member

Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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Could someone help me figure out why @derekcavaliero's solution is not working? I implemented his solution on the page https://www.krister.com/language-of-leadership-assessment

 

The inline message is appearing when I submit the form, but the page is not redirecting to the page that I put into the window.location. 

 

Here's the code that I put into Squarespace.  I bolded the changes I made to your solution:

!--[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: "xxxx",
    formId: "xxxxx",
    inlineMessage: 'Your submit message here',
    onFormSubmit: function($form){
        setTimeout( function() {
            var formData = $form.serialize();
            window.location = "https://www.krister.com/success-language-of-leadership-assessment?" + formData;
        }, 250 ); // Redirects to url with query string data from form fields after 250 milliseconds.
    }
});
</script>

 

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IsaacTakushi
HubSpot Employee
HubSpot Employee

Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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Hey, @Kristeru.

 

I'm pretty sure this is because your form is loading in an iframe.

 

I see that you have one of the new "themes" enabled here in the form editor's Style & preview tab. This causes the form to render in an iframe, so I'd recommend reverting to the "old theme" if you need to customize the embed code.

Isaac Takushi

Associate Certification Manager
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Trevor_Hatfield
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Include form fields as redirect URL parameters on an embedded form

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This worked great for me, just wanted to say thanks!

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