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In this video I'm going to show you how you can put an email address from a user who has already identified to a form field so the user doesn't have to type this in again and we will do all this with the help of Google tag manager all the more coming up so let's dive in hi there and welcome to another video of measure school comm where we teach you data-driven way of digital marketing my name is Julien and in this little video we're gonna discuss how you can pre-fill a form field with the users email address you can lots to cover so let's dive in so here we have a contact form with an email field that we want to pre fill with the users email address because our system really already knows it whether from another email or a previous form or when the user is logged in so let's first of all talk about how we can fill this email field with the required information for that I will inspect this element so I'll right click here and click on inspect and will take us to the actual representation of the HTML in the DOM and we can now inspect and see how our form field that we want to fill is marked up fortunately our form field here has an ID that identifies this form field uniquely on this page in the HTML so we can use that in order to dynamically fill this form with JavaScript so let's try this out let's double click here and copy this then go over to our console this is our JavaScript console and then we can type in the commands document dot get element by ID and in parentheses we put our element here which is copied click enter and it selects the right element we can even see that by hovering over this return statement now all we need to do is access the value of this forum field you can do this by dot value and we see that right now it's empty now in order to set this value you can just use the equal sign and put in the email address for example test at test calm and we see our email field gets filled via JavaScript now since this is a JavaScript command we could also pass that in via Google tag manager so let's see how we can do that let's just simply copy this head over to Google tag manager and make up a new tag this is a on site tag which will port our email address we'll go with custom HTML and surround our script with script tags and we can simply fill in our line of JavaScript here now best practice is to wrap that into a self-executing aluminous function so let's do that a lot let's first define a trigger to only fire this on our contact page so let's say here's a new contact page we will fight us on the page view event when we hit the contact us page we want to trigger this on the page URL where the page URL contains contact let you do it let's save this create this tag and preview in debug this let's go over here reload our page as well and now we see our email address gets prefilled with whatever we have put into our tag that executes and as obviously it doesn't make much sense because our on-site email part would always be tested test calm and wouldn't encapsulate the email address of the actual user now how can we put the email address over to Google tag manager well if you have your user identified in your system somehow you could port the email address to Google tag manager via the data layer this is the preferred form of doing so right here I have an email event it has in the data layer the email address of the user who is logged in or entered the website and this is something we want to port over to Google tag manager so I've made up a variable here which is a data layer variable and it will pull out the email key from the data layer so let's try this out let's go over to our tags here and back into our email pod and instead of setting this to test a test com we will now set this to the data layer variable email let's saves us refresh and refresh this and now we see that our email address was filled with whatever is in the data layer so you can simply push the email address to the data layer if the user has already identified and then pull this via a data layer variable into your tag now another method would be pulling this from the URL so for example if you have already an existing email newsletter where you send the user to your website like for example here you can pass in a query parameter that feeds in the email address of the actual user who is just clicked this is very common practice in tools like MailChimp activecampaign Infusionsoft Aweber and so on and so on so simply fill in the email address in the URL of your link with a query parameter and then you can build in Google tag manager a URL variable and this URL variable can simply access the email key of the URL and pull in the information from the URL so in our case we just came through this link and we have here email ask your L encoded at question com let's check this out in the variables we have our URL variable email query which was automatically ported over to ask at question comm so we can go ahead and take this email query and put it into our email pod tag so let's

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