How to modify correctly the redirect links of the polling firm?

MelanieMelanie MontrealCommunity Member Qubie ✭

How to modify correctly the redirect links of the polling firm?

Hi there,

I am a Ph. D. student and this is my first time with Qualtrics. I would like some help for a technical problem. I'm working with a polling firm. I gave them the anonymous link of my Qualtrics survey and they gave me these three redirect links.

Complete :
Screen :
Quota :

Can anyone tell me if I did the right thing for the modification? I followed all the steps in Qualtrics (, but I want to be sure that I did the right modification with the "${e://Field/__userid}". Also, do I need to do something with the "Flag=C", "Flag=S" and the "Flag=Q", or I just leave it this way.

Complete :${e://Field/__userid}&Flag=C
Screen :${e://Field/__userid}&Flag=S
QR :${e://Field/__userid}&Flag=Q

Finally, they ask me the "name of the variable" to add to my survey link... does anyone know about what variable they are talking about? This is what they ask me "Indeed, in your link for the survey I must come add a variable that will be defined in Qualtrics so that I am able to pass in parameter the identifier of the respondent."

Thank you in advance. :smiley:


Best Answer

  • TomGTomG Raleigh, NC Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    You're basically correct. The variable they are talking about is __userid. If I were you, I would just rename it userid. You need to define userid as an embedded data field populated from the url in your survey flow. When they redirect people to your survey they will add the userid parameter to your anonymous survey link, they you will pass it back the value back to them in the __userid in the redirect.


  • MelanieMelanie MontrealCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    Thank you so much. It was easier than I thought but I wanted to make sure I did not make a mistake.

  • MelanieMelanie MontrealCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    I just tried to ad the "__userid" but it takes me to a "not found page". :(

    Maybe I forgot a step.

  • TomGTomG Raleigh, NCCommunity Member Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Melanie said:
    I just tried to ad the "__userid" but it takes me to a "not found page". :(

    Maybe I forgot a step.

    I don't think that has anything to do with get that message whether there is a __userid or not. I'm guessing maybe p12345 is a project that your panel provider hasn't set up yet or maybe just an example (since it is 12345). Check with them.

  • MelanieMelanie MontrealCommunity Member Qubie ✭

    It was their mistake. They added a "&" instead of a "$" when they added "__userid" after my anonymus link. Everything is perfect now! :)

    Thank you again for your quick answer!

  • ClaraTClaraT Community Member Qubie ✭
    edited September 2019

    I had a similar problem and this was helpful to me too.

  • TomGTomG Raleigh, NCCommunity Member Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, that seems correct. url parameters are case sensitive. If I remember correctly, somewhere in their documentation Qualtrics says you shouldn't use rid because it is reserved for their use. I think RID should be ok. If you wanted to be really safe you could change it something like PRID (panel respondent id).

    You'll add RID as a parameter to your anonymous link:

  • ClaraTClaraT Community Member Qubie ✭

    @TomG Thank you for bringing this to my attention!
    Indeed it say the following on this page:

    "Qtip: Try to avoid unusual characters like emojis, periods (.), and hashtags (#) when naming your Embedded Data. In addition, the field name RID (or rid) is a reserved Qualtrics field used for back-end platform processes; you should never give any of your Embedded Data fields this name."

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