Working with GET Variables


GET variables allow you to record certain data about your respondents through a custom shareable survey link to add to your results. Your survey’s shareable link is available in the “Experiment status” tab.


Your survey’s shareable link is available in the Experiment status tab


Consider the following shareable survey link: https://run.conjoint.ly/study/54598/w3jq86v250.

The first GET variable in your link should be preceded with a question mark (?). All subsequent variables must be preceded by an ampersand (&). If there is already a question mark (?) in your link, you must use an ampersand (&) before your first variable.

For example: https://run.conjoint.ly/study/54598/w3jq86v250?[variablename1]=[variablevalue1]&[variablename2]=[variablevalue2].

If you wanted to share this link with ‘Student 1’ and pass their name (student1) and student number (12345) through the link, it would appear this way: https://run.conjoint.ly/study/54598/w3jq86v250?email=student1@email.com&studentno=12345.

Viewing survey respondents’ GET variables data

This information passed on through GET variables will be available in several places:

Respondent data

  • Open your experiment under the “My experiments” option on the left-hand menu.
  • Under the “Experiment status” tab, click “Review list” to follow through to the “Respondent data” tab.
  • Below the table of respondent details, slide the horizontal scrollbar to view your GET variable data for each respondent (this can also be downloaded as a .csv file via the “Download CSV” button on the bottom-left of your screen).

Please note, if you are using external emailing software, you’ll need to check directly with the provider to ensure that get variables are passed through correctly.

Viewing GET variables data via Respondent data function


View Report

  • Open your experiment under the “My experiments” option on the left-hand menu.
  • Click the “View report” button on the bottom-right of your screen.
  • Click the “Excel report” button under “Experiment status and actions” module. Your GET variable data is available under the “Respondents” tab in your Excel file.


Viewing GET variables data via View Report function


Segmentation

  • Open your experiment under the “My experiments” option on the left-hand menu.
  • Click the “View report” button on the bottom-right of your screen.
  • Open the “Segementation” tab.
  • Click the “Add segment” button followed by “Add condition”.
  • Under the “Variable” heading in the “Condition” module, select “GET variable” from the drop down menu and choose the variable you wish to segment.
  • Complete the “Type of match” and “Value” fields.
  • Click the “Save and apply these segements” button above.
  • Your report will now re-generate with analysis of this segment.


Viewing GET variables data via Segmentation function


Redirecting with GET variables

If you wish to redirect respondents to another website at the end of your survey, you can also pass on GET variables in the redirect URL. To do this, you must add square brackets ([]) the variables in your link.

Here’s an example of a redirect URL with the GET variables from our above example: https://another.platform/complete?email=[student1@email.com]&studentno=[12345].

Conjoint.ly allows you to automatically append variables to the end of the redirect URL through the “Append all GET variables” setting.

For example:

  • The respondent enters your survey through https://run.conjoint.ly/study/54598/w3jq86v250?email=student1@email.com&studentno=12345.
  • You set up a redirect to http://another.platform/complete.
  • The “Append all GET variables” setting automatically redirects them to https://another.platform/complete?email=[student1@email.com]&studentno=[12345].

To enable this setting:

  • Open your experiment under the “My experiments” option on the left-hand menu.
  • Click the “Advanced Settings” tab and collapse the “Redirects upon survey completion” module.
  • Enter the redirect URL for the your desired response type (complete responses, screened-out responses, low quality responses).
  • Tick the “Append all GET variables” check box.

If you would like to pass the respondent IDs assigned by Conjoint.ly, you can add [Conjoint.ly-ID] into the redirect URL (for example, http://another.survey.platform/survey?ConjointLyID=[Conjoint.ly-ID]).