Submission Payload

This document describes the Action Network webhook payload for submissions.

Submissions represent the action an activist took when they filled out and submitted a specific form on Action Network, or submissions POSTed to forms over the API, or "actions" created in Salesforce and synced via the built-in Salesforce sync functionality.

The submission format is closely related to the record submission helper and submissions resources on the Action Network API. Please refer to that documentation for a fuller explanation of fields, format, and how they relate to other resources.

Submissions are linked to the person resource corresponding to the activist who submitted the form, as well as the form that was submitted.

Sections:

Type

Submission events are identified by their type, which is the JSON closure that surrounds the hash in the POSTed array.

The submission type is osdi:submission.

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Field names and descriptions

Submission fields:
Field Name Type Description
identifiers strings[] An array of identifiers in the format [system name]:[id]. See the general concepts document for more information about identifiers.
created_date datetime The date and time the resource was created.
modified_date datetime The date and time the resource was last modified.
action_network:referrer_data Referrer Data A hash of referrer data such as source code and referrer code. Action Network-only.
person Person* A hash representing person data to associate with this submission. Contains only the fields entered by the activist when they created the submission, not full fields on their record. See the people documentation for more information about people.
add_tags strings[] An array of strings representing tags that were added to the person's record during this submission. Note: The person may have already had these tags applied to their record before taking action, and in a network these tags may not exist on parent groups. This array only represents what tags were attempted to be added to the person's record, not the actual result of those operations.
action_network:sponsor Sponsor A hash of sponsor data indicating the sponsor (if the group sponsored the action) or referrer (if the group used their referrer code to send activists to take action). Useful for determining where in a network the event originated. Action Network-only.
Referrer Data fields:
Field Name Type Description
source string The source code of this submission. Equivalent to someone taking action with the url argument ?source=[your source]. Corresponds to the sources chart in this action's manage page. Action Network-only.
referrer string The referrer code of this submission. Equivalent to someone taking action with the url argument ?referrer=[your referrer code]. Corresponds to the referrers chart in this action's manage page. Action Network-only.
website string The website referrer for this submission. Equivalent to someone taking action after clicking a link on the listed website. Corresponds to the websites chart in this action's manage page. Action Network-only.
Sponsor fields:
Field Name Type Description
title string The name of the sponsoring or referring group.
browser_url string The URL to the group's public page.
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Links

Link Name Description
self A link to this individual submission resource. Click here for submission documentation.
osdi:person A link to the person who made this submission. Click here for people documentation.
osdi:form A link to the form this submission was left on. Note: If this submission was created via a referral code, this link may not be accessible because your API key does not give you permission to access the form itself. Click here for form documentation.
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Related resources

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Example

If an activist takes action on a form and your webhook's trigger matches the event, a submission webhook payload like the below will be fired off to your server's webhook URL. The below example does not show all possible fields. As noted in the webhooks documentation, only fields that were entered by the activist while taking action will be included in the payload.

Request

						
POST https://your-webhook-url.com

Header:
Content-Type: application/json


[
  {
    "osdi:submission": {
      "created_date": "2018-11-07T19:49:26Z",
      "modified_date": "2018-11-07T19:49:26Z",
      "identifiers": [
        "action_network:32b6df18-014f-4e0c-b112-f1bacfc41a61"
      ],
      "person": {
        "created_date": "2018-11-07T17:56:40Z",
        "modified_date": "2018-11-07T19:46:40Z",
        "family_name": "Smith",
        "postal_addresses": [
          {
            "primary": true,
            "address_lines": [
              "1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW"
            ],
            "locality": "Washington",
            "postal_code": "20036",
            "region": "District of Columbia",
            "country": "US",
            "location": {
              "latitude": 41.2967,
              "longitude": -73.6698,
              "accuracy": "Approximate"
            }
          }
        ],  
        "email_addresses": [
          {
            "primary": true,
            "address": "jsmith@mail.com",
            "status": "subscribed"
          }
        ],
        "languages_spoken": [
          "en"
        ],
        "custom_fields": {
          "phone_number": "123.456.7890"
        }
      },
      "action_network:referrer_data": {
        "source": "facebook"
      },
      "add_tags": [
        "volunteer",
        "member"
      ],
      "_links": {
        "self": {
          "href": "https://actionnetwork.org/api/v2/forms/48de2ac1-2398-41db-8d19-699e23bec035/submissions/32b6df18-014f-4e0c-b112-f1bacfc41a61"
        },
        "osdi:form": {
          "href": "https://actionnetwork.org/api/v2/forms/48de2ac1-2398-41db-8d19-699e23bec035"
        },
        "osdi:person": {
          "href": "https://actionnetwork.org/api/v2/people/0df69aaf-3614-4315-b73a-088866b404e8"
        }
      }
    },
    "action_network:sponsor": {
      "title": "Progressive Action Now",
      "url": "https://actionnetwork.org/groups/progressive-action-now"
    }
  }
]
					
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