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What's new in Survey123

Features have been added to Survey123 progressively. This topic lists features that were added at various stages of release, starting with the most recent.

Update September 19, 2017

Survey123 field app (2.4.70)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • The Survey123 field app will now autosave on switching focus from a question. This allows partially completed surveys to be saved in the event of a crash.
  • Repeats in surveys can now be edited.
    • By default, repeat records are not downloaded along with responses from the Inbox. For information on how to download repeat records for editing, see prepare to edit existing survey data.
  • select_one questions can now be set to read-only.
  • The performance of bar code scanning has been improved.
  • Image questions are now disabled in editing, as they are not currently supported.
  • Fixed a bug where deleting an image loaded as a favorite answer would also delete the original image.
  • Various bug fixes have been implemented regarding default values in repeats.
  • Signature fields in repeats will now appear as attachments as expected.
  • Signatures are no longer improperly cropped on MacOS.

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.4.60)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A new question type of audio has been added. This allows the user to record an audio clip with the device's microphone and submit it as an attachment.
  • A new appearance type of draw has been added for image questions. This appearance type allows the user to draw images on a full-screen canvas.
  • A new appearance type of annotate has been added for image questions. This provides the same full-screen canvas as draw, with the additional ability to provide an image to draw on.
  • The bind::esri:parameters column is now supported and available in the advanced template. This column accepts a series of values used to define parameters for editing your survey.
  • The bind::saveIncomplete column is now supported and available in the advanced template. Entering true for any question will override the survey autosaving after every question, instead only saving after the questions with the value true.
  • The bind::esriFieldType column now supports the option of null. This means that a new feature service will not contain a field for this question, and values entered into this question are not submitted in a survey response.
  • The side panel of the survey gallery now presents a feed of the Survey123 GeoNet group.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Viewing individual responses now supports nested groups and repeats.
  • A survey can now be reviewed after submission.
  • Added support for form localization.
  • Pulldata is now supported for geopoint questions when completed on the web.
  • Survey responses completed on the web now attempt to submit a location even when no geopoint question is present.
  • Geopoint questions now zoom to the zoom level defined in the map's settings when the location is set. When a zoom level si not defined, the question defaults to street level.
  • Multiline textboxes now automatically expand as new lines are added.
  • The Data page now provides options to export survey data in Excel (.xlsx) and KML (.kml or .zip) formats.
  • The embedded Map Viewer is now used in some cases that would previously open a new page.
  • Blank text boxes no longer display under note questions.
  • When a survey's name is changed on the Edit Survey Info dialog box, the folder name in ArcGIS Online will also be renamed.
  • Various bug fixes.

Update July 20, 2017

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.3.24)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Improvements have been made to management of globalid and objectid fields. This allows creation of surveys on feature services that may have been created from a shapefile.
  • Before a survey is published from an existing feature service, Survey123 Connect validates that all name values in the XLSForm survey worksheet are exact matches of field names in the target feature service.
  • When you publish a new survey to ArcGIS Enterprise that creates a new feature service, Survey123 Connect requires that all field names in the XLSForm be lowercase.
  • Support for feature service to related table relationships that have different labels has been added.
  • A new appearance type of hide-input has been added for geopoint questions. This appearance type only applies to the survey when viewed in the web app and hides coordinate entry input, leaving only the map interface.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Survey123 field app (2.3.29)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Improvements have been made to labeling and spatial filtering.
  • The bar code scanner now beeps on a successful read.
  • When installing a new version of the app on iOS, the database is automatically restored on startup.
  • Photos taken in landscape view on some iOS devices are no longer additionally rotated.
  • Signatures are no longer cropped on iOS.
  • Display issues with the distress appearance type on iOS have been fixed.
  • A bug that prevented the text scale slider from displaying on Android has been fixed.
  • Various other bug fixes have been made.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • On-premises installation is now available for Portal for ArcGIS 10.4 and later.
  • The Copy link button can now be used for surveys created in Survey123 Connect to complete the survey in a web browser.
  • Viewing the results of surveys created from existing feature services is now supported.
  • Limited HTML is now supported to customize the look of your survey.
  • A new question type, Note, provides a label with no input. This behaves in the same way as note fields created through Survey123 Connect.
  • The Data page now supports custom print, allowing an individual survey response to be printed using a user-provided template.
    Note:

    This function is currently in beta and could change in the future.

  • Support for hide-input appearance in geopoints has been added. This appearance type can only be implemented through Survey123 Connect.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Update June 30, 2017

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.2.14)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Support for decimal time format in date calculations has been added.
    Note:

    The existing Epoch time format is still supported.

Survey123 field app (2.2.15)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Fixed a regression issue where autocomplete questions no longer worked with cascading selects.
  • The app will no longer hang when attempting to submit data to a feature service that the signed-in user can no longer access.
  • Photos taken on some Android devices are now of better quality.
  • In response to recent iOS security updates, the following have been repaired:
    • Sign-in with Google authentication
    • Linking to other Esri apps such as Trek2There, Navigator, and Collector

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented signing in through SAML.

Update June 1, 2017

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.1.9)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Surveys can be created from federated feature services.
  • Aggregate functions across repeats can now be added to a survey.
  • Autocomplete questions in repeats now clear their filter when opening a new repeat.
  • Inbox query definitions can now include the following variables: username, email, firstName, lastName. For example, Creator=${username} would return all records created by the currently signed-in user.
  • Questions that have default values can now be hidden.
  • Font issues on Ubuntu in Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, and Swedish have been fixed.

Survey123 field app (Build 2.1.6)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Aggregate functions can display calculations on values across repeats.
  • Autocomplete questions in repeats now clear their filter when opening a new repeat.
  • Hidden fields can be populated using parameters in a URL scheme (For dates, ISO and epoch date formats should be used).
  • Display of week numbers in the calendar has been improved.
  • Minimum iOS version has now been increased to 9.
  • Improved support for Android x86 hardware.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • You can now share the results of a survey through a link, available on your survey's Analyze page.
  • You can now download only a section of data in a feature service, defined by date range.
  • Images can now be resized before printing an individual response.
  • Surveys created from existing feature services are now supported.
  • General performance improvements and various bug fixes.

Update May 4, 2017

Bug fixes include the following:

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.0.41) and Survey123 field app (Build 2.0.56)

  • Removal of unexpected text from the UI in Russian and Vietnamese.
  • When typing coordinate values on the location page while zoomed to the full extent (for example, when no location sensor is active), the confirmation check mark now becomes active, allowing you to save your edits.
  • BUG-000103550—Allow use of a decimal comma when manually typing the coordinates on the location page. Decimal commas are the default in some locales, for example, Dutch and Spanish.

Update April 26, 2017

Online documentation is now available in the following languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.0.35)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • An Inbox can now be enabled for a survey, allowing the Survey123 field app to download and edit preexisting surveys.
  • IWA authentication is now supported.
  • A new appearance type of compact is available for groups and repeats. This appearance starts the group or repeat as collapsed, instead of initially expanded.
  • The autocomplete appearance now has a button to clear existing text.
  • Hindi, Bosnian, and Indonesian language support has been added.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Survey123 field app (Build 2.0.53)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • You can now edit submitted survey responses through the Sent page.
  • The Inbox page can be used to download and edit surveys that were already submitted, including on other devices. The Inbox is enabled on a per-survey basis.
  • IWA authentication is now supported.
  • Groups and repeats are now collapsible.
  • The Download page now has a search bar, as well as the ability to sort by name or date created.
  • Public surveys now appear on the Download page if they belong to the same organization as the signed-in user.
  • Hindi, Bosnian, and Indonesian language support has been added.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • You can now edit a published survey in the web designer.
  • A new question type of Rating can be added to your survey.
  • Arabic, Hebrew, and Hindi language support has been added.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Update February 28, 2017

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • The website now supports 32 languages. The full list can be viewed on the system requirements page.
  • Improved sharing options for surveys. You can choose to create a link for your survey that will launch it in a web browser or the field app, or offers a choice of web browser or field app to the user.
  • In surveys created at 1.11 and later, anonymous users can no longer query others' survey data.
  • Improved information presented to users who have no surveys or are creating a new survey to guide them in getting started.
  • BUG-000102897—Survey fails to publish from the website when you use more than one word for the other choice in a multiple choice question. This occurs only on surveys that were created from an existing survey.
  • BUG-000102668—Browsing to ArcGIS Online after signing in to the Survey123 website results in an HTTP ERROR 400 page.

Survey123 web app

  • Improved geopoint question displays in the web app, resulting in a better experience on a wider range of mobile devices.

Survey123 field app and Survey123 Connect

There are no updates to the Survey123 field app and Survey123 Connect for the 1.11 release.

If you want to try what's coming next in these apps, join the 2.0 beta program at https://earlyadopter.esri.com. The 2.0 release introduces the ability to edit existing surveys.

Update January 12, 2017

Survey123 field app (Build 1.10.25)

Bug fixes as follows:

  • BUG-000101764—Surveys hang on Getting service information action when sending to Portal for ArcGIS.
  • BUG-000102016—Error 202 when sending a survey created in Survey123 1.9 or earlier.

Update December 21, 2016

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.10.43)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • You can now create a survey based on a preexisting feature service. For more information, see Use Survey123 with ArcGIS Server.
  • Version function support added. The version() function can be used to display the version of your survey as defined in the Settings sheet.
  • Survey123 Connect will now display your owned public surveys.
  • The form_id field on the Settings sheet defines the target table or layer in the feature service. If empty, or if using the default name from previous versions, it defaults to the first layer in the feature service.
  • The font has been changed to avoid issues with garbled text.
  • The menu to launch your survey on the web has been expanded.
  • Images stored in the feature service now reference the name of the question for which they were submitted.

Survey123 field app (Build 1.10.23)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • NaN handling in integer questions has been improved.
  • Required fields now honor relevant expressions in groups.
  • Completing a survey and choosing Continue this survey no longer causes duplicate surveys to be submitted.
  • Improved scaling and display of date controls.
  • The font has been changed to avoid issues with garbled text.
  • Improved translations.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Survey results can now be shared with other users. The survey author can choose who can view the survey results on the Collaborate page, after which these stakeholders can view the survey's results from their My Surveys page.
  • New question type: website questions only accept website URLs.
  • Answers to questions can now be cached in browser cookies for the next record.
  • GeoPoint questions now support searching for an address based on geocoding services.
  • Improved contrast for accessibility.

Update November 7, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.9.24)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Calculations and defaults in repeat questions have been improved.
  • Support for enterprise login.
  • Improved behavior of date and time questions.
  • A wider range of Android 4.1 devices are now supported, including Leica Zeno 20 and Cedar Tree CT4 and CT7.
  • Survey123 is now available from the Amazon Marketplace.
  • Improved support for languages if authored with a locale code for the language name.
  • Improved translations.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.9.24)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Integer and decimal questions now have two new appearance options: numbers displays a custom keyboard, while spinner displays + and - buttons to increment or decrement the current value.
    Note:

    These appearance options can be used simultaneously on the same question.

  • Support for enterprise login.
  • Improved handling of empty values, calculations, and defaults.
  • Support for device information to be included in a form using the property() function.
  • The default_language column in the settings form sheet will now determine the survey's default language by locale code.
  • Improved translations.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • You can now make your survey public on the Collaborate page to share your survey with everyone.
  • New question type: email only accepts email addresses.
  • The Data and Analyze pages now include a date range filter.
  • Improved means to share links on the Collaborate page.
  • Various bug fixes.

Update September 28, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.8.21)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Required values in repeats are now honored.
  • Notes within repeats will now refresh once calculated.
  • Use of italics has been removed to fix the display of non-English language text.
  • Surveys launched through a custom URL scheme can now automatically download surveys.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.8.27)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Calculation questions based on text, integer, and decimal question types will reflect the field type of their elements.
    Note:

    When performing calculations with questions of mixed type—for example, add the response of an integer question to the response of a text question—be sure to use functions to normalize the types. For more information, see calculations.

  • Empty values in string and numeric questions now have specific meaning for calculations and constraints. For more information, see formulas.
  • To display the contents of a geopoint value, you must use the string function when referencing the geopoint question in a calculation. For example, string(${myPoint}).
  • The pulldata() function now supports custom parameters for geopoint questions. Use this to add location metadata to your survey.
  • Use of italics has been removed to fix the display of non-English language text. You can continue to use italics in your own surveys, but use caution if your survey users will work with non-English languages on Android. For an explanation, see known issues.

Update August 31, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.7.20)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • EXIF metadata is now captured in photos.
  • The Survey Completed dialog box now has an option to continue filling out the survey.
  • You can now pull down on the Download Surveys page to refresh the survey list.
  • In surveys with two image questions, rotating the second will no longer rotate the first.
  • Improved relevant expression support on iOS.
  • The final text question in a survey will no longer have a different font than the other questions.
  • Autocomplete now searches anywhere in the string, not just the first letter.
  • Improved scrolling on tablet and phone devices when keyboard is displayed.
  • Improved translations.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.7.35)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • New gallery of tutorial videos added.
  • The Create New Survey dialog box now supports forms with media attachments.
  • You can now edit a survey created in the Survey123 website in Survey123 Connect. You can also download surveys that you've stored in ArcGIS that are not on your desktop. This is helpful if you're working on more than one desktop. Create a survey on one, and download it to another to continue working.
  • A variety of mathematical functions are now supported. See Formulas for a full list.
  • The XLSForm function pulldata() is now supported, allowing you to extract data for your survey from a provided CSV file.
  • Improved behavior when incorrect text is entered into the instance_name field, which results in a lower likelihood of send surveys errors.
  • Improved translations.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • You can now edit a survey created in the Survey123 website in Survey123 Connect.
  • A new question type of Image is now available when creating surveys.
  • The Analyze page now has the option to print your results.
  • The Data page has a new Individual Response view.
  • Single choice, dropdown, and multiple choice questions now have a Batch edit option. This allows you to copy and paste lists of answers from other files or delete many list items at once.

Update July 25, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.6.11)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Better support for TPKs, in particular, those created in ArcGIS Pro.
  • The Download Maps screen now warns you if a TPK's map projection is not labelled as Web Mercator.
  • Integration with Workforce for ArcGIS is now implemented.
  • Zooming in geopoint questions with an offline basemap allows you to zoom into existing levels of the basemap only.
  • The date used in file names of photos is the current date (in previous releases, the date was incorrect).
  • The Sign In button is now functional on Windows Phone.
  • Sign in is now possible on Android N.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.6.11)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A TPK can now be uploaded with a survey by placing it in the survey's media folder before publishing.
  • Integration with Workforce for ArcGIS is now implemented.
  • Surveys with geopoints in repeats can now be published on Windows.
  • Improvements have been made to regular expression handling.
  • Question names now support hyphens.
  • Unicode support in CSV files has been improved.

Update June 23, 2016

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Improved reporting of survey data.
  • More robust data exports and better interactivity with records in the table view.
  • Create and use surveys in your web browser.

Survey123 field app (Build 1.5.32)

Fixes and additions to the Survey123 field app include the following:

  • Incorrect surveys no longer open after downloading a new survey.
  • A Diagnostic tab has been added to settings, allowing for console logging.
  • Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, and Serbian language support has been added.
  • UI/UX redesign.

Survey123 Connect (1.5.35)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • When creating a new survey, you now have the option to create it from a publically-shared survey as well as from surveys published by you or your organization.
  • A Diagnostic tab has been added to settings, allowing for console logging.
  • Options to duplicate and delete a survey have been added to a menu on survey thumbnails.
  • Select_one questions now have an autocomplete appearance option. The option is a drop-down list with a text field to narrow your options.
  • Repeats now have a minimal appearance option. A minimal repeat is closed by default and opened only when selected.
  • Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, and Serbian language support has been added.
  • UI/UX redesign.

Update May 16, 2016

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Faster display times for surveys with a large number of responses.
  • Enhanced charting and mapping of survey responses.
  • UI/UX redesign.

Survey123 field app (Build 1.4.28)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Sign in and authentication have been improved, with Okta now supported on all platforms.
  • Averaging enabled on geopoint questions.
  • Photos can now be renamed, rotated, and deleted. Photo capture, browsing, and selection have been improved.
Note:

Windows Phone will not be updated in this release.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.4.30)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Ability to republish surveys without deleting existing feature services and data.
  • Ability to relate a new survey to an existing feature service.
  • Questions inside a repeat can now contain constraints, calculations, and required fields.
  • Bar code questions now have a minimal appearance option, allowing for a simpler display.

Update April 2, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.3.38)

Fixes include the following:

  • Fewer errors returned when using input masks.
  • Size of text and input controls can now be adjusted by the user.
  • When choosing a value from a long list in a select_one question, it's now displayed as expected.
  • Select_one questions that change the relevant state of a group of questions now display as expected.
  • When progressing to the next record in a set of repeated questions, no previous data is displayed.
  • Constraints and calculations now work with date fields.
  • Integer fields no longer accept commas.
  • Switching between front and back cameras has been added.
  • Improved success rate when scanning bar codes.
  • Improved display of the repeat navigation controls on devices where this was poor.
  • Android back button no longer closes the app.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.3.17)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • The new bind:esri::fieldAlias column replaces the field's alias with the value contained, inheriting the value contained, instead of inheriting the label value as the default.
  • When inheriting the label value, the alias field no longer repeats HTML tags.
  • Additional samples and templates are included.
  • Size thresholds have been added to allow user control of images saved.

Update March 5, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.2.89)

Fixes include the following:

  • Performance—Very long lists in select questions now load faster, particularly if you use the minimal appearance.
  • Date, time, and dateTime questions—Improved widgets now provided for choosing dates.
  • Likert and distress appearances—Use Likert appearance on select_one type questions to display a like-dislike scale or distress appearance on an integer type question to display a green to red colored scale.
  • Integer and decimal type questions—Bug fixed that was forcing these question types to be required when not flagged as required by the survey author.
  • Parent record ID in repeat questions—Bug fixed that was omitting parent record IDs in repeated questions. Parent record ID is now captured as expected.
  • Bar code and input masks introduced—Use these with caution, they are still a work in progress.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.2.62)

Performance improvements experienced in the app are also experienced when previewing a survey in Survey123 Connect. You can also see how long a survey takes to load with a counter now visible at the bottom of the survey.

Survey123 website

Survey results can now be displayed at http://survey123.arcgis.com in map and table view. The Summary tab includes charts that aggregate responses to your questions.

Update February 9, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.2.49)

Fixes include the following:

  • Performance—Surveys now load significantly faster.
  • Geopoint questions—Map preview on iOS has returned.

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.2.18)

Fixes include the following:

  • Performance—Performance improvements experienced in the app are also experienced when previewing a survey in Survey123 Connect.
  • Upgrade surveys—Existing surveys need to be upgraded to be able to share and download in http://survey123.esri.com/. Surveys that need to be upgraded display a warning symbol and can be upgraded with one click.

Survey123 website

Fixes include the following:

Update January 6, 2016

Survey123 field app (Build 1.2.19)

New features include the following:

Update September 8, 2015

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.1.4)

  • New features include the following:
    • First implementation of cascading selects and repeats.
    • To test cascading selects and repeats in the app, it is necessary to install the beta version from HockeyApp (requests to join beta program must be sent to survey123@esri.com).
    • Support for cascading selects and repeats is planned for October update.

Update August 31, 2015

Survey123 Connect (Build 1.0.158)

Fixes include the following:

Survey123 field app

All new features planned for this milestone have been pushed to the next planned update (October 1, 2015). This includes. cascaded selects and Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 support. Support for XLSForm repeats continues to be planned for the October 1 update as well.

A known issue is that relevant expressions are not being honored in the form preview in Survey123 Connect. Relevant expressions are still honored as expected in the Survey 123 app. Note: This issue is fixed in version 1.1.4 (see September 8, 2015 update).