The SMS Text Destination allows you to send data from your forms in text format to various different phone numbers. Multiple SMS Text Destinations can be added to a form and multiple phone numbers can be included in each SMS Text Destination.
Once you’ve saved your form and exited the Form Builder you will arrive back at the "Forms" page. Click the link in the Destinations column of the form you would like to add the Destination to, or select Destinations from the settings menu.
Note: If there are no Destinations added to your account, this button will read "0".
You'll then be brought to the Destinations page, where you can click "New Destination".
Destination and Format
A new page will load and on it you will see different Destinations to send your data. In this example, "SMS" has been selected. After selecting the Destination, choose the "Plain text" format.
You will also see an option to send your images to a service other than Device Magic. If you would like to do this, select from the services provided.
Please note, choosing a service other than "None (inline)" will result in the folder path of the hosted image being placed in the file generated by this destination, instead of the actual image. See this help article for more information.
If you'd like, you can add a Description in your "Destination Options" box, this is optional. You can also choose if you would like to make the destination inactive by unchecking the box next to "Active".
Plain Text Options
Next, you will see the "Plain Text Options". Open this section by clicking "Show Options" and check the box that says "Customize the text" if you would like to change the Device Magic default text and enter in a custom message.
You can also include placeholders for questions in your form in the body of the text. By clicking on the blue button that says "Show me my placeholders", you will see all the placeholders applicable to your form.
At the bottom you can choose to have the template rendered in HTML.
Beneath that section, there is the "SMS Options" section. Here is where you add the phone number(s) where you want your submission data sent. You can type in a phone number (starting with the country code) or you can choose to have the SMS text sent to a phone number specified by an answer in the form, as long as you have a phone number or free text field in your form.
Note: Phone numbers specified by an answer in the form must also be in the correct format of + followed by country code. For example: +44123456789.
Lastly, you have the option to set Destination Rules on when you want the SMS text to be sent based on criteria from your form.
When you're done, click "Create Destination" at the bottom of the page, and you will be taken back to your Forms page.
Other Useful Articles:
- Select Options from a Resource
- Destination Rules
- PDF/Word Template Customization
- Google Sheet Destination
- Configuring Where Submitted Images are Stored
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