How to integrate with another survey tool

Posted on 9 February 2017

If you’d like to use in conjunction with another survey tool, we’d like to make it easy for you. There are currently two ways to do it:

  • through redirects, and
  • with iframes.

Redirects (e.g., with Decipher)

Survey tools like Decipher allow you to redirect users in the middle of a survey on their platform. For example:

  • Respondents start answering a survey on your favourite survey platform,
  • At some point, they are redirected to,
  • They complete the conjoint component on,
  • (Optionally) they are then redirected back to the other survey platform and complete the survey there.

To make it work smoothly, you need to ensure the IDs and other respondent variables travel to and back to your survey platform. Here is how to make it work (don’t worry, it’s less complex than some other integrations out there):

  1. Make sure you have a shareable link enabled on For example, you will see:

  2. Take note of what variables your survey platform wants to pass on to and receive back to match the respondents to their respective survey flow. For example, consider the following variables: id and gender.

  3. Insert a customised shareable link back to your survey platform. Refer to the instructions from your survey platform about how they prefer to pass on the data to us(also know as “GET variables”). For example,[id]&gender=[gender].

  4. Set up redirect links on Make sure to put each variable in square brackets. For example, http://another.survey.platform/complete?id=[id]&gender=[gender] and http://another.survey.platform/screenout?id=[id]&gender=[gender].

  5. Done! You are ready to launch the experiment and set up the survey on your other survey platform.

Note that if a particular variable is not passed to, respondents will still be redirected back to the other survey platform. For example, if id is 12345, but gender is omitted (like here), respondents will be sent to the following address: http://another.survey.platform/complete?id=12345&gender=undefined.

Redirects from and back to Qualtrics

Qualtrics has a compatible method for redirecting to and from studies. Please refer to Qualtrics docs for details. Particularly, if you want to save Qualtrics ID to and pass it back to Qualtrics, you will need to:

  1. In Qualtrics (to redirect to, specify${e://Field/ParticipantID}.

  2. In (to redirect back to Qualtrics), specify[IDpassedFromQualtrics].


Some other platforms allow you to insert an “iframe” of into the main survey. An iframe is an embedding of the experiment within the main survey tool. If you are using an iframe, simply supply the shareable link to that survey platform.

Are you looking for other ways to integrate Please be in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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