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.
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
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.
Now, you can Add Field or Import it.
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.
Scroll down to the Integrations and click External Fields.
Once you toggle the button, you can add your fields. Click Add field and choose the field you want to use.
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...
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!