Using the Unique Submission ID

Written by Formstack on May 12, 2009

Posted in Form Hacks

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As you may or may not know, every submission to a Formstack form is given a unique submission ID.  This number is saved to the database, and you can view it by going to the Data tab of your form and then clicking on an individual submission.

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While this unique ID was added for our own internal use, many of our users have also found some creative ways to take advantage of it.  One thing that you may not know is that there’s a variable for unique ID that you can insert into your custom confirmation messages, confirmation e-mails and notification e-mails.  This variable looks like:  {$_submission_id}

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Wherever you place this variable in your e-mail or custom message, it will automatically be replaced by the unique ID given to each submission your form receives.

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You can use this unique ID for things such as order numbers, customer support tickets, reservation numbers, etc.  If you have any questions about using the unique ID variable, feel free to contact us.