Survey External Fields

The External fields feature allows you to pull in data from external data sources, such as a spreadsheet, and pull it back into Survey Anyplace. With Survey External Fields, you can read data from an external data source and apply it in your survey.


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External fields in the survey can be used for calculating a score and matching it outside the software to, later on, use the value in your Outcomes, Final Screen, Questions...


In this guide we'll discuss the following:

  1. Set up External Fields
  2. External Fields in Survey
  3. Activate API key


1 Set up External Fields

First, you need to set up your External Fields. Click on the 3 dots at the top right-hand corner of the screen and select External Fields.


external fields tab


Now, you can Add Field or Import it.


add field or import field


Read our Example of creating Google Spreadsheet fields to see a more detailed step-by-step guide.


2 External Fields in Survey

Go back to your survey and click on the Extra options tab.


extra options tab


Scroll down to the Integrations and click External Fields.


external fields in survey


Once you toggle the button, you can add your fields. Click Add field and choose the field you want to use.


external fields in survey - select field


Now you can copy-paste your External Field variable and use it in your Outcomes, Final page, Questions, and so on...


3 Activate API Key

One more thing you'll need to do. For the feature to work, an API key is required. Check if you have one by going to My Account...


view question results - my account


Scroll down to Technical info. If you see an API key already there, that's great! If not, click generate an API key - and that's all! Just hitting generate is enough; now the feature is ready!


API key - view question results

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