Page Flow Actions

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Actions are the elements that you add to your pages to make things happen. They are very similar, and in some cases identical, to the actions used in workflows, however page flows are triggered when a user views the page.  Workflows run in the background, while page flows also have a front-end that users can interact with directly. Below is the list of available actions in page flows.

  • Load Web Form
  • Update Web Form
  • Load Results
  • Show Message
  • Find Record
  • Examine Data
  • Submit Data
  • Send Email
  • Send SMS
  • Start Flow
  • Webhook
  • Send Web Form
  • Insert Record
  • Load URL
  • Add Contact
  • Update Contact
  • Delete Contact
  • Like workflows, page flows run in the order you place the actions. If you place a Load Web Form action, the flow will pause until the form is submitted, then continue.

    Load Web Form

    Loading a web form is the most common page flow action. When the page is loaded, it will display whichever form you select from the dropdown lists provided. The Reload this Web Form checkbox will simply reload the form with every submission.  If you provide a value for Load Times, you can set a specific number of times the form should be loaded. Note that if this option is selected, no other actions on your page will be run, the form will simply reload itself and wait for an additional submission.

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    Update Web Form

    The Update Web Form action can only be added inside the Record Found section of an existing Find Record action for the purpose of updating the existing record that was found.  Your user will be presented with the original form that will be repopulated with the data from the found record. The Update Web Form action has no configurable settings.

    Load Results

    The Load Results action will display the results for any active web form. First select your form type and name, then select the view of the data you'd like to display (i.e. tabular view) followed by any columns that you'd like to hide from view.  You may also optionally select any filters you'd like to be applied prior to displaying the results.  

    The Preview Results link in the lower right corner will provide a realtime preview of the results you have selected.  

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    Show Message

    The Show Message action will simply display a short text message of your choosing.  This action is typically used for introductory pages or as thank you messages after forms have been submitted. 

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    Find Record

    Find Record allows for the lookup of data based on the criteria you select and then performs actions based on the records found or different actions if no records are found.  In the example below, we're finding records in the form MyForm based on a specific match on the Email field. 

    Once you have selected the criteria for finding records, you'll then be able to select the actions you'd like to perform when records are found and also when they're not found.  Adding actions to these sections works just like adding actions elsewhere in your workflow.

    NOTE: The Find Record action will loop through all records found individually. For example, if five records are found, the actions selected will be performed five times, once for each record. 

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    Examine Data

    Similar to Find Record, the Examine Data action also allows for the lookup of data based on the criteria you select.  In the example below, we are looking into the form, MyForm, and will add a condition to retrieve only certain records.  

    Adding conditions looks like the example below.  Unlike Find Record, you may add as many different sets of conditions as you'd like. Within a condition, filters are combined with an AND statement.  Between conditions, they are combined with OR statements. 

    You can choose to Preview Results to ensure you are retrieving the records you intend. Under each set of conditions, you can add a list of other actions to be performed.  

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    Submit Data

    Submit Data allows you to post data to other systems.   It can be used to alert other systems of an event or post responses as they're received.  To begin, first enter the URL you'd like to call, followed by the accompanying headers and parameters if needed. You may add as many as you need.  You also have the choice to send the data as a form POST action or as as JSON object. 

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    Send Email

    The Send Email action allows workflows to send notifications and alerts via email.  To use this action, simply select the people you'd like to email, then provide a subject and message.  The message body can be formatted with any of the formatting tools provided, including bold, italic and underline. There are also justification and list options. 

    In the lower-right corner you'll find the Insert / Attach menu that provides a number of different items you can add to your message.  These include a link to any active web form, the results of any web form, the details of a specific response or a file that you specify.

    If you choose the Insert Report option, you can generate a custom report for any web form.  Just select the form type and name, then give your report a name. You can then select the filtering, sorting and exclusion items you'd like, along with a limit on the number of rows you'd like to return.  Finally, you may select either HTML or CSV as your output format.  When you are happy with your selections, click Generate Report to return to your page flow.

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    Send SMS

    The Send SMS action is similar to Send Email in that you can send notifications and alerts, only this time via SMS text message.  Just provide any valid mobile phone number, then type in your message up to 140 characters.  

    Any attachments you include in your message will be sent as links that your recipient can click on. 

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    Start/End Flow

    The Start Flow action allows you to trigger an existing process. Note that the process must be currently running in order to link it as an action.  The End Flow action will stop your process at the point in the flow where you add it.  Ending a flow is useful if your workflow includes multiple conditions. 

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    Webhook

    Webhooks are a powerful action that allows you to integrate with other systems.  You can choose the URL of your endpoint or API, then define any required parameters you'd like to include in your call.  Qrvey's webhooks are essentially form POST functions to the URL you provide.  

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    Send Web Form

    Send Web Form allows you to send any Web Form via email, similar to our Send Email action below.  The key difference however is that with Send Web Form, you can automatically follow up if no response is received.

    To begin, select the Web Form you'd like to send, then provide your recipient, subject and message body.  You can send via email or SMS. A link will automatically be included with both delivery methods. 

    If you'd like to automatically follow up if not response is received, click + Add Follow Up in the lower-right corner. You can then select how long you'd like to wait before following up along with the follow up subject and message.  Whatever delivery method you chose initially, Email or SMS, will be used for the follow up as well. The same link used initially will also be included. 

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    Insert Record

    Insert Record lets you add a new record to an existing dataset in Qrvey.  It allows you to pass the data from a submitted web form, for example, into a different dataset. To insert a record, first select the dataset you'd like to add a record too, then add either static values or dynamic tokens for each field you'd like to add.  Blank fields will be skipped. 

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    Load URL

    The Load URL action will direct the user to the URL of your choosing.  This action can be used to display another page within your application or any URL outside of your application, such as a link to your homepage or a blog post.  

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    Add Contact

    The Add Contact action allows you to create a new contact inside Qrvey's Address Book. This action typically follows a New Response trigger. Using that trigger, you can create tokens for the name, phone and email fields, then use those tokens to populate the new address book contact.  

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    Update Contact

    The Update Contact action works similarly to the Add Contact action, placing tokenized data into Qrvey's address book, only here, you must first specify the email address token, which will be matched to an existing address book card. Currently, Qrvey only supports matching email addresses, so a valid email address must be supplied.  Once the card is matched, you many specify the other text or tokens to populate the other fields to be updated.  

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    Delete Contact

    To use the Delete Contact action, simply specify an email address or token in the box provided and if a matching contact record is found, it will be permanently removed from the address book.  

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