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Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

How do you add a token as a URL parameter in the advanced thank you page logic (choice). so you can leverage a field value to pass through the thank you page (and be used for retargeting purposes).

Any one has implemented this before using the advanced choice and manually pasting the token here (as part of the URL)? Or do we need JS to push the value to the URL?

HELP!

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SanfordWhiteman
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Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

Is the field value you want to tokenize a field on the form itself?  In that case you can do something like this in the form's onSuccess:

form.onSuccess(function(vals,thankYouURL){

    document.location = thankYouURL + '&Size=' + vals.size;

    return false;

});

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SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

Is the field value you want to tokenize a field on the form itself?  In that case you can do something like this in the form's onSuccess:

form.onSuccess(function(vals,thankYouURL){

    document.location = thankYouURL + '&Size=' + vals.size;

    return false;

});

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Anonymous
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Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

Hey Sanford Whiteman​ yes that is exactly what we need to do, but we were wondering if we could do this within Marketo itself. Will try this ! thanks heaps!

Courtney_McAra4
Level 4

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

Sanford Whiteman​ - Whoo hoo!  This is awesome and exactly what I was looking for today!   I'm not a coder/developer and am trying to "wing" it.  I saw your note below about how this code belongs inside the onReady/whenReady, but my question is: Where in the JS code do I put the token?

FYI, Our goal is to put Lead ID in the Thank You Page URL. 

Thanks in advance!!

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

Is your Thank You URL a Marketo-hosted Landing Page?

Courtney_McAra4
Level 4

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

For this situation yes, but i know the team has asked how to do it for other pages too (specific pages within our site)    

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

If the Thank You page is hosted on Marketo, then you don't need to pass the Lead ID via in the URL.  The Thank You page will already "know" the Lead ID because it'll have been associated with the lead's Munchkin cookie, so you can simply inject {{Lead.Id}} anywhere in the page in an HTML/JS block.  I am curious about what you're doing with that particular {{token}}, though.  What is going to be done with it on the Thank You page?  Normally the ID would not be exposed to the lead unless there's a well-thought-through reason (not that there's any deep security risk or anything, it's just not typically useful).

For pages outside of Marketo, retrieving the {{Lead.Id}} is more difficult, though not impossible.  I'd like to examine the Marketo-hosted case more deeply before considering that area, because there may be a way to accomplish your overall goals without the ID.  Please let me know the wider scope of what you're trying to present/process on your pages.

Courtney_McAra4
Level 4

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

Hi Sanford Whiteman​ -

We don't want to reference on the page like a typical token (First Name) - we specifically want it in the URL for tracking purposes (Convertro specifically).

if you want to "Follow Me" we can DM about it!

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

OK, here's the deal, though.  You can't simply put that token in the Thank You URL context (some tokens can only be used in an LP context --  I don't necessarily agree with the justifications, but we have to live with them!).

Although there are a couple of different workarounds, what I would do in this case is put this JavaScript snippet in the <HEAD> of your LP, before any analytics JS (i.e. before Munchkin, Convertro, Google, whatever):

<SCRIPT>

(function() {

        if (!/&leadIdAdded=1$/.test(document.location.search)) {

                // use native ILocation

                var loc = document.createElement('A');

                loc.href = document.location.href;

                loc.search = loc.search + '&leadId={{Lead.Id}}&leadIdAdded=1';

                if (window.history.replaceState) {

                        window.history.replaceState(null, null, loc.href);

                } else {

                        document.location.replace(loc.href);

                }

        }

})();

</SCRIPT>

This code automatically extends the URL to include the Lead ID.  Since this happens before analytics reads the URL, those services will see what you want them to see.  And you're still using the native Marketo functionality to insert the token in the LP instead of going too far afield.

Courtney_McAra4
Level 4

Re: Insert a URL Parameter into thank you page URL (using advanced choice options)

Super helpful, thank you.  Hopefully I can return the favor and answer some question for you someday!  (But I can promise that it wont be about JS.  Maybe how to bake awesome cupcakes, but definitely not JS!)