When filling in an application form, applicants may choose a source that seems more appropriate than the actual source. This can lead to falsified results when evaluating the sources.

You can counteract this in the following way:

When you place a hyperlink to an application portal, you can specify a selected source in that hyperlink. To do this, add a GET parameter to the link. If a candidate enters the portal via the extended link and applies via it, no source is queried in the application form. Instead, the specified source is automatically selected in the application.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Open the menu item Configuration > Master Data. The page Master Data is displayed.
  2. Press the list entry Sources. The page Sources is displayed.
  3. Press a list entry. The page Source is displayed.
  4. Write down the internal name of the source from the card Properties.
  5. Open the menu item Administration > Application Portals. The page Application Portals is displayed.
  6. Press a list entry. The page Application Portal is displayed.
  7. Write down the URL path of the portal from the card Properties.
  8. Insert the noted URL path as a hyperlink at a desired location from where candidates can enter the portal via this link.
  9. Add the URL parameter ctc= to the URL path and enter the noted internal name of the source as the parameter value.


    URL Path?ctc=internal-name-of-source



The example above is most simplistic. You can find more information about GET parameter (also called URL parameter) on the internet.


Proceed in the same way, e.g. to extend direct links to application forms for unsolicited applications.


Because the internal name of the source is displayed in the URL path, it can provide information about the use of the source.


  • When entering the extended URL path, the GET parameter is stored for the entire web session. Even if the candidate leaves the actual URL path and, for example, switches to other job advertisements and application forms, the specified source is retained. This applies regardless of whether the parameter is still displayed in the URL path when the page is changed or not.
  • The GET parameter is not disabled until the web session is closed (i.e. usually when the browser is closed).