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What's new in Survey123

Features have been added to Survey123 progressively. This topic lists which features were added at which stage of release from this year. For a list of all updates made throughout the life of Survey123, see the What's new archive.

Current update

Survey123 field app (Build 2.5.44)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Tapping and holding a survey in the gallery immediately opens the survey ready for data collection. Tapping a survey in the gallery opens the survey contents page, where you can choose to collect a new survey or edit an existing survey.
  • Connecting to a portal with an invalid or untrusted certificate no longer provides the option to connect regardless.
  • Read-only questions and note questions can now be populated in the Inbox.
  • Fixed issue that was leading to a position source closed error when using an R1 Trimble GNSS Bluetooth receiver.
  • Zoom functionality has been added to the camera interface for image questions.
  • Various improvements have been made to bar code scanning.
  • Fixed a bug where front-facing camera feeds would display upside down on certain iOS devices.
  • Improved performance of audio recording on Linux.
  • Clearing and recalculating a dateTime question that uses the now() function now updates the value to the current date and time instead of the date and time from when the form was first loaded.

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.5.44)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Adding new fields to your survey no longer requires the feature service to be re-created in most cases.
  • Note questions with names will now have fields created for them in the feature service.
  • Added the option to disable the Sent box for a survey. This stops copies of surveys being saved on the field app user's device.
  • The community panel in the survey gallery now also presents the official Survey123 Twitter feed.
  • Connecting to a portal with an invalid or untrusted certificate no longer provides the option to connect regardless.
  • Importing Survey123 data into a geodatabase in Oracle no longer causes errors due to reserved keywords.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Survey creation now provides a Modify Schema option to change field names and choice list values.
  • Nested groups and groups in repeats are now supported by the Data and Analysis tabs.
  • Image metadata can now be extracted by a print template.
  • Redesigned Data page UI.
    • Users can now play back audio question responses.
    • Additional metadata is now provided when viewing an image.
  • Deleting a survey now provides the option to retain the associated feature service.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Update September 22, 2017

Survey123 field app (Build 2.4.71)

Fixed BUG-000106882: Using the search option in the Inbox opens an incorrect survey.

Update September 19, 2017

Survey123 field app (Build 2.4.70)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • The Survey123 field app now autosaves 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.
  • Pull data 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 is not defined, the question defaults to street level.
  • Multiline text boxes 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 have been made.

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.