Category Archives: Integrations

Integrate a Survey with SalesForce

What is SalesForce Integration?

SalesForce Integration allows you to integrate your surveys, quizzes and forms with salesforce.com. Salesforce is an online, web-based, CRM (Customer Relationship Managament) application that runs in “the cloud” allowing users to manage and perform nearly every detail of their job. SalesForce is the most widely recognized CRM solution on the market today. The application runs in “the cloud”, which means the user can access it anywhere through an Internet-connected computer or mobile device.

How to integrate my survey with SalesForce?

If you are a Pro or Extra user, you can easily integrate your survey with SalesForce by following the steps below:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Your Survey -> Edit -> Questions. Here you will see the Integrations button:

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2) Choose SalesForce from the list with options:

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3) Provide your SalesForce Username and Password+Security token

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Note: Please click here to see how to obtain your Security Token. The password and the token should be typed back to back with no space in between.

4) Give your SalesForce action a name and choose a Salesforce.com object from the drop-down menu. Objects represent database tables that contain your organization’s information. When ready, press Save:

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5) Now map the fields from Salesforce to corresponding questions in your survey. You simply need to link questions from your survey with Salesforce fields:

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Note: You can assign a default value if you wish, but that is optional.

When ready, press Add. You can add as many questions <-> Salesforce fields, as you wish!

6) When ready, press Save.

The integration is now all set in both addpoll and SalesForce!

Integrate a Survey with MailChimp

What is MailChimp Integration?

MailChimp Integration allows you to integrate your surveys with MailChimp.

MailChimp is an email marketing service with over 2 million users.  It offers an easy way for users to send email newsletters, manage subscriber lists, and track campaign performance.

MailChimp takes a variety of basic and advanced features (like templates, list segmentation, a/b testing, geo-targeting and ROI tracking) and makes them accessible to the everyday user through automation and a competitive price point.

Their platform uses an open API and encourages other systems and web applications to integrate with its email-marketing engine.

How to integrate my survey with MailChimp?

To watch a video tutorial, check out the following link: Mailchimp Integration

We’ve also provided a written tutorial below.

If you are a Pro or Extra user, you can easily integrate your survey with MailChimp by following the steps below:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Your Survey -> Edit -> Questions. Here you will see the Integrations button:

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2) Choose MailChimp from the list with options:

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3) Provide your MailChimp Api Key.

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In order to execute your MailChimp campaign, you need to enter your MailChimp Api Key. API (application-programming interface) is a way for you to “sync” your customer database, CRM, CMS, or e-commerce shopping cart with MailChimp. Figuratively speaking, it the API key allows addpoll and MailChimp to “talk” between each other.  To find more details on how you can grab your API key from MailChimp, please check out this tutorial.

5) Under the API key you will see a name field and a drop-down menu with all the lists available in your account. Name your Mailchimp campaign, select the list segment you wish to use and click Save.

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6) Now map the fields from Mailchimp to corresponding questions in your survey. You simply need to link questions from your survey with Mailchimp fields:

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Note: You can assign a default value if you wish, but that is optional.

When ready, press Add. You can add as many questions <-> Mailchimp fields, as you wish!

7) When ready, press Save.

The integration is now all set in both addpoll and MailChimp! When respondents take your survey, addpoll will automatically capture the subscriber’s email address as part of the survey and you will be able to see these the e-mail addresses in the survey results.

Integrate a Survey with Google SpreadSheet

What is Google SpreadSheet Integration?

Google Spreadsheet Integration allows you to push data collected from your addpoll.com survey into a Google Spreadsheet. In this way you can keep better track of your data within a spreadsheet. Also, you can allow anyone you want to access the data stored there. This integration can help you keep your data all in one place!

How to integrate my survey with Google SpreadSheet?

If you are a Pro or Extra user, you can easily integrate your survey with Google SpreadSheet by following the steps below:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Your Survey -> Edit -> Questions. Here you will see the Integrations button:Untitled

2) Choose Google SpreadSheet from the list with options:

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3) Connect to your your Google Account by filling in your Google Docs Login and Password

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Note: Addpoll.com will not save your password!

If you want to change the account, just click on Unlink Account

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4) Give your Spreadsheet a name and choose a Spreadsheet and Worksheet you want the results from your survey to be sent to!

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Note: You cannot have more than one survey pushing data to the chosen spreadsheet. If you have more than one survey integrated with Google Spreadsheet, make sure that you create a different spreadsheet for the data of each survey.

5) Press the Save button.

6) Select a Question to Send from the drop-down menu

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7) Fill in your SpreadSheet Column Name

NOTE: This must be exactly the same as the column name in your Google Spreadsheet

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8) Optional: If you want to pass a static default value, you can fill in the “Default Value” section of the field to post.

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9) Press Add and add as many other questions as you want to with the Add button!

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10) When ready, press Save and your chosen survey data will be now automatically populated on the Google SpreadSheet of your choosing!

Integrate a Survey with Web Hooks

What are Web Hooks?

Web Hooks are a very simple way to tie applications together on the Internet. They offer easy and effective server to server communication without long running connections.

Web Hooks are an HTTP POST callback request sent to URL of a user’s choice in response to some event occurring /e.g. a comment is submitted or a survey has been completed/.

Through Web Hook Integration in addpoll.com you can assign an URL address to your own server where the data from your running survey, quiz or form will be automatically sent. You can then keep, process and analyze the gathered data.

How to integrate my survey with Web Hooks?

If you are a Pro or Extra user, you can easily integrate your survey with Web Hooks by following the steps below:

1) Go to Dashboard -> Your Survey -> Edit -> Questions. Here you will see the Integrations button:

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2) Choose Web Hooks from the list with options:

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3) Enter your Web Hook URL and Handshake Key:

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The Web Hook URL should contain the URL address of your server where you want your information to be sent to. This is server that the Web Hook will call when a new entry is submitted. HTTPS is not required, but it is recommended.

The Web Hook Handshake Key is an optional key that you can choose as an authentication mechanism to prevent spam to your Web Hook. This key will be included as a post parameter when our servers call yours.

If you’d like, you can give your integration a name.

When ready, press the Save button.

4) You can also map the fields from Web Hooks to corresponding questions in the survey, so that you can receive callback request for these specific questions.

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Note: The Web Hooks Field and the Default values are optional – you can leave these boxes blank.  Fill in the “Default Value” section” of the fields to post only if you want to pass a static default value.

You can also add more question with the Add button. When you integrated all the questions that you wanted, press the Save button below.

When ready with your settings, press the blue Save button and your integration with Web Hooks will be completed!