As you know, you can post a Satellite link which will automatically allow anyone who clicks on it to take your survey. You can also include a registration screen to ask people to register with their name & email (as without this, they will be listed in the respondents list as an Anonymous User).
To further expand the functionality of Satellite links, they support 3 optional URL parameters. This makes them easy to use in mass mail outs from your favourite mail system, or embedding them in your web sites that include user authentication, where you don't want to ask your users to register for the survey (as they have already logged into your site).
There are 3 parameters that you can pass to the Satellite;
If you want to use this feature, the only mandatory parameter is email, the others are optional.
Let's look at some examples. As you have seen by now, a typical Satellite link looks like this;
If you don't have the registration option enabled, anyone who clicks the link will be added to your survey as an Anonymous User. Now let's look at the URL parameters;
Anyone clicking that link will be registered into your survey with the listed email address, and this will be shown in your Participants list. Now for another example;
After clicking this link, John Smith will be in your participants list.
You may ask - what happens if I have a registration screen on my Satellite and I use this option? Simple - the registration screen will be pre-filled with those values, so the participant can verify them before starting the survey.
In case you have not used URL parameters before, the process is very simple. The format of the parameters and values is;
Note that before the first parameter, you must use a ? symbol, and after that, each parameter is joined using a & symbol. The order of the parameters does not matter.
Once you have worked out your parameter list, simply add it to the end of your Satellite link.