What is hidden variables?

Do you already know the respondent's name, e-mail address, or other information? Thanks to hidden variables, you can enter this data directly into your form so that respondents have a more personalized experience and can focus on submitting the needed data. The data can be used by displaying it in the form, making the display of questions dependent on it. Additionally, hidden variables are saved with the answer in the form.

Hidden variables are helpful, for example, when sending surveys via e-mail. Using hidden variables, you can, for example, pass the name and e-mail address of the filler.
Hidden variables can also be used to identify the filler.
How to add hidden variables?
1. Go to the Hidden variables tab (settings-hidden variables):

2. Add the hidden variable; in this case, it will be the name and click add. You will then see a URL containing the added variable.
Remember! ?name=Johnny 
First hidden variable, then the name of variable! Easy? 

3. You can display variables in a form by clicking on $ when editing questions and descriptions.

4. In the next step, go back to the Hidden variables tab and copy the URL containing the variable name:

The original variable is X. Only in the URL address can you give the variable a specific name. In this case, it is the name.
5. As a result, the respondent will see his name on the first page.

6. The hidden variable will be saved with the respondent's answer.

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