When directing users to your involve.me projects, you might want to identify them without making them fill up fields for personal data.
This feature is especially useful if you already have the user's details, for example if you send out a survey link to a newsletter list or if you have an embed or link behind a user login area on your website or in your app.
Remote ID is part of the Cross Project Participants feature which is only available on the Professional plan and above, the property will not be saved on Free and Starter plans.
Remote ID for your project URLs
To have this property saved to your submissions, simply add it to your project URLs like this: https://app.involve.me/your_org/your_project?remote_id=your_id
It starts with a question mark (?), followed by the term "remote_id", followed by an equal sign (=) and the value you want to have saved.
Remote ID for your embed codes
If you are using an embed code to display the involve.me project you need to add this to the <div> your embed code:
<div class="involveme_embed" data-embed="your_org/your_project" data-params="remote_id=your_id"></div>
A submission created with a remote ID will show in your submission analytics and will be included in your data exports, webhooks or integrations.
You can also save your user's email address as a remote ID if you do not have any other identification. Using it you will be able to search through all projects for submission from the same user by only searching by email.
Make sure that you do not use special characters or spaces in your remote ID values, or urlencode them.