Redirect to External URL Based on Form Field

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When a contact submits a form, is it possible to redirect to external URL based on the answer of a form field?

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Hi @michelegarcia

 

A form cannot be redirected immediately based on a field updated in a form submission. This is because it takes time for the information to be sent to HubSpot, propogate on the contact record, and then inform which page the contact sees. All of this takes longer than the url redirecting from the form to the next page. 

 

With that said, if you can create a buffer page that a contact visits before arriving at the next page, that is one workaround. 

 

If you can share a little bit more about your end goal, the Community can assist. 

 

cc: @KatieSchieder@ndwilliams3@HelenRoss

 


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Hi @michelegarcia

 

A form cannot be redirected immediately based on a field updated in a form submission. This is because it takes time for the information to be sent to HubSpot, propogate on the contact record, and then inform which page the contact sees. All of this takes longer than the url redirecting from the form to the next page. 

 

With that said, if you can create a buffer page that a contact visits before arriving at the next page, that is one workaround. 

 

If you can share a little bit more about your end goal, the Community can assist. 

 

cc: @KatieSchieder@ndwilliams3@HelenRoss

 


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The redirect url is set based on the redirectURL parameter in the form script when the form is loaded. However, all the form parameters are placed in a hidden field called hs_context that's submitted along with the form. I haven't tested this, but you could problably use javascript to manipulate the redirectURL parameter in the hs_context field based on your field value options. Just a thought if you've have a developer on your team.

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It worked, thanks!

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Hi @jennysowyrda ,

i am trying to achieve the same as @michelegarcia . How does the buffer page works? Do you have any documentation i can use?

THanks,
Tomas

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Hi @tomasver,

 

You would need to direct the form submission to a thank you page on your website, and then from there the traffic can be directed to another page (through a CTA or link).

 

Thank you,
Jenny


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Just from a broader context, I'm a little confused by this one (mostly in why you would want to push a user AWAY from your site). 

 

Can you give us a bit more of the use case behind the question?

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The external URL is part of one of my client's websites.

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