Episerver Forms is a new add-on that vastly improves the form capabilities over the legacy xforms implementation. However (at the time of writing) Episerver forms does not come with a set of visitor group criterion that will allow editors to personalise a user’s experience based on their interactions with forms on the site.
I wanted to add a set of Visitor Group criteria that can be used with new Episerver Forms. This post also helped me to explore the Episerver Forms API a little more too!
This checks the cookie that's dropped when a form is submitted to see if a user has submitted a form.
Form value criteria
This checks for submitted form values in the current session (using the configured session state provider). This allows editors to progressively profile end users as they take a journey on the site.
A couple of notes on the functionality of criteria:
- If a user is allowed to submit the form more than once then the most recent submission is used
- The current version lists all forms and all properties in a single drop down list. Future versions could separate drop downs where a form is selected first then the form field
- Currently only string comparisons on form values can be checked
The Form value criteria uses an Episerver initialization module to listen out for form submissions for a user and will allow editors to create visitor groups.
I toyed with the idea of using a cookie but wanted to get some feedback on this idea before continuing.
Episerver Forms are still in beta and there is more development to come so but in the meantime I hope that you find these criteria useful. I’d be happy to hear feedback in the comments below or on @davidknipe