When would I need this?
An example could be if you use a survey tool that requires a unique variable for each recipient. You'd store the unique token on the contact record, and include it as a field merge in the hyperlink. This works great, however you lose the ability to view the clickthroughs of that link. This tutorial will show you how you can track when a user clicks the link, and have that link automatically go to the destination page while including any dynamic parameters you want to pass.
Part 1 - Watch the tutorial video
The easiest way to demonstrate the functionality was through video. I recommend watching the tutorial in its entirety in full-screen mode (it'll be easier to read), and then continuing with some additional information below.
Part 2 - Form field names
The custom object and form fields will need to have the following names:
Note: The html name is only applicable to the form
Dynamic Redirect Link
Or download at: http://bit.ly/11Hv2hq
You will need to edit lines 18, 19, and 20 per the instructions in the video.
Part 4 - Sample hyperlink with field merges
http://your-domain/your-link?emailName=Dynamic Redirect Custom Link Example&linkTitle=Sample Link&redir=http://www.google.com&title=<span unselectable=on class=eloquaemail>Title1</span>&email=<span unselectable=on class=eloquaemail>EmailAddress</span>
That's it! This should work for any Eloqua environment, however, I highly recommend thoroughly testing this process each time you need to use. Every system is a bit different, so extra testing doesn't hurt
Please post any questions or PM me if you need any help.