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    Anonymous Survey but Possible Prize

    Asked by hdenton on September 08, 2016 at 09:56 AM

    Hey there, 

    I'm looking into creating an anonymous survey, so I'm planning on leaving off identifying information fields such as name or e-mail address. However, in order to encourage employee participation, we are holding a drawing for a door prize if you have completed the survey. Is there any way to do this? I haven't really started making anything yet, I was hoping there would be a widget I could add that would allow for this, but I can't find anything. 

    Thanks,

    Holly

    survey anonymous name find thanks
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BJoanna on September 08, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    You can create anonymous form, however I am not sure how would you know who submitted your form and to who should you give the price. 

    You could probably achieve this with Unique ID widget. This widget will not be visible on the form, but you can add value of that field on Thank You page of your form and tell your users to write unique ID and save it once they submit the form, so that they can prove later that they have submitted the form. 

    Hope this will help. Let us know if you need further assistance.

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    Answered by hdenton on September 08, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    I figured out a work around! For anyone else interested, here's what I did:

    1. Create survey with no identifying information (no name, no e-mail, no unique ID)

    2. The last question on my survey is "Would you like to be entered into a drawing for a door prize" as a basic radio button field.

    3. Create a totally separate JotForm with identifying info, for me all I need is a name.

    4. Publish this form to get a copy of the direct link to the form.

    5. Go back to the original survey and set up a new condition to "Change Thank You Page". Condition should be as follows: If "Would you like to be entered into a drawing for a door prize" = 'Yes' then 'Redirect to URL after submission' and paste the URL you copied from the separate JotForm.

     

    Please let me know if there is any reason this won't work. I've tested it and it seems to do the trick.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by BJoanna on September 08, 2016 at 01:26 PM

    Thank you for sharing your workaround with our users. 

    There is no reason why this should not work. 

    Considering that you are asking for the name on your other form, you can also add name field on your original form and set name field to be conditional and use conditional logic to hide/show name field. You can use your radio button field to set condition. If "Would you like to be entered into a drawing for a door prize" equal to 'Yes' then show Name field.

    https://www.jotform.com/help/316-How-to-Show-or-Hide-Fields-Base-on-User-s-Answer 

    Here is my demo form: https://form.jotform.com/62515641894967 

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions. 

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    Answered by hdenton on September 08, 2016 at 02:00 PM

    But then wouldn't the name be on your submission with the survey? 

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    Answered by BJoanna on September 08, 2016 at 03:18 PM

    Yes in this case Name field would be shown on submission page of your form. However if only you have access to submission page, then no one else could see submitted name. 

    This was just a suggestion. If your solution is more convenient, please disregard my workaround.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.