get the image file names of the files uploaded by the users on file upload question type.



Can u please tell me how can I get the file names of the files uploaded by the users on file upload question type.
I am using zapier to save the survey responses to the database but unfortunately they dont support getting the image file from your end.

I see a workaround to fix the image problem. Only I need a little help from you, I want to get the file names which user uploaded. I only want to send this file name to zapier.  

Question Id of survey gizmo is used in zapier to get the data but in case of image upload it is not going through. So please tell me how can I send the file name to zapier so they can save it on my database.

Or can u provide the the exact url of  each file uploaded on survey and please also tell me how can I send this exact url to zapier so it saves it as a text in my db.

Its a bit urgent looking forward for your reply.


Community Admin answered

    I have flagged your posting for the attention of SurveyGizmo Support.

    The other SurveyGizmo users on the Community Forum might be able to help you with your question, but they answer when they have the time and expertise to share.  Since your request comes with a bit of urgency, your best option is SurveyGizmo Support.

    Good luck!

    Jim W (Moderator) answered

      Hi there,

      It looks like the Zapier integration isn’t built to pull from File Upload questions. Fortunately, I have a workaround. You can add a Hidden Value action to store the link to the files. You’ll need to build out the link to the file in this hidden value field.

      To set this up, add a Hidden Value to any page following the file upload question.

      In this Hidden Value field you’ll need to construct the link to the file. All file upload links have a specific file page with one of two base file paths depending on whether you are using the File Upload Security setting:

      Nonsecure base file path

      Secure base file path

      In addition to the base file path you’ll need to add the following:

      • Your account ID
      • Survey ID where file was uploaded
      • Name of the file

      The schematic is:[ACCOUNT]/[SURVEY ID]/[FILENAME]

      Or the following if you are using the File Upload Security setting:[ACCOUNT]/[SURVEY ID]/[FILENAME]

      To set this up, start with the base file path and add:

      • Your account ID in place of [ACCOUNT]
      • The survey ID in place of [SURVEY ID]
      • [question(“value”), id=”3″] – this is the merge code for the file upload question, put this in place of [FILENAME] (be sure to replace the id=3 with the id of your file upload question).

      If you would like to allow respondents to upload multiple files you’ll want to set up separate file upload questions and allow a single file per question.

      I hope this helps!

      Bri Hillmer
      Documentation Coordinator
      SurveyGizmo Customer Experience Team

      Community Admin edited answer


        Question stats

        • Active
        • Views11029 times
        • Answers2 answers
        • Followers1 follower