What's new in Survey123

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

Update October 15, 2020

Survey123 Connect (version 3.11.123)

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • The UI has received a significant update, including tabs that allow quicker access to a survey's details, style, and linked content.
  • Survey authors can now alter the colors of input backgrounds, footer text, and footer backgrounds.
  • The hidden appearance type can now be selected for all question types. This hides the question from view, but still allows it to accept defaults and calculations.
  • The rank question type, previously only available in the Survey123 web app as the Ranking question type, can now be added in Survey123 Connect.
  • You can now choose for the contents of choice lists to be in a randomized order.
  • Cascading selects can now be used with select_multiple questions.
  • Choice lists for select_one and select_multiple questions can now be loaded from a CSV file in the survey's media folder.
  • Fixed a bug preventing a new survey being created from an existing feature service.
  • Fixed an issue that caused surveys submitted from ArcGIS Workforce to not populate the Address field.

Survey123 field app (version 3.11.164)

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • Rank questions are now supported in surveys.
  • On iOS, file questions now have the option to select either an image or a file.
  • Pages configured to not be relevant or hidden will now be hidden from view and will no longer display a blank page.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the user from saving an AM time in a time question.
  • Fixed a bug that caused horizontal and vertical lines to disappear when using the draw and annotate appearances for image questions.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented anonymous users from downloading related map sources and offline map packages for public surveys.
  • On Windows 10 tablets, fixed a bug that prevented the user from selecting the profile and settings buttons.
  • On Juniper Mesa 2 Windows tablets, fixed a bug that caused the app to crash when using the camera for an image question.

Survey123 website

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • HTTPS is now required to use the website. All HTTP URLs will redirect to HTTPS.
  • Web URL parameters now support providing answers to polyline and polygon questions.
  • The new autoRefresh URL parameter can be used to automatically reload a survey after submission.
  • A new quick reference for reports is now available, providing useful syntax examples.
  • The Survey123 web designer now provides the option to limit image questions to only accept images from the device camera.
  • You can now choose for the contents of choice lists to be in a randomized order.
  • Images stored elsewhere online can now be provided in reports.
  • Reports now support rotating map views.
  • Reports can now display the index of a repeat record, or the index of a record in the set of records selected to print.
  • Date and date-time values can now be localized to a given locale in reports.
  • Variable substitution is now supported in report expressions.
  • Stakeholders can now be prevented from downloading survey data.
  • The web designer now respects organization map settings.
  • Improved load times and performance across the web app.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some organizations from publishing surveys in the web designer.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented single choice questions from functioning if they used an external select.

Update September 10, 2020

Survey123 field app (version 3.10.326)

Fixes include the following:

  • Fixed a crash when updating a survey from the gallery.
  • On Windows, fixed a bug where registry keys used to launch the app from a URL would not be created if the app was downloaded from the Microsoft Store.
  • On Windows, fixed a crash when the window is resized.
  • On Android, fixed a crash on sign-in on devices without access to the Google Play store.
  • On Android 32-bit devices, Standard map types will now display.
  • On Android 32-bit devices, fixed a crash when multiple select one drop-down lists are expanded at the same time.

Update August 20, 2020

Survey123 website installer

For organizations that have a requirement to work in disconnected environments or a requirement to host the Survey123 website and REST API to create and publish surveys on their own infrastructure, the Survey123 website installer is available from My Esri.

Update August 6, 2020

Survey123 Connect (version 3.10.239)

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • A new file question has been added. This allows users to attach a number of file types to the survey response as an attachment.
  • The multiline appearance type can now be applied to image and file questions, to submit more than one attachment for a single question.
  • The new pulldata("@property", "mode") function can be used to alter survey behavior depending on whether the user is creating a response, editing an existing response, or viewing a submitted response.
  • The Settings tab for a survey has received a significant UI overhaul.
  • Survey authors can now require users to update to the latest version of a survey before submitting responses.
  • The Setting tab's new Options page provides options to prevent new surveys from being collected, as well as controlling what users can do within the Inbox and Sent box.
  • Diagnostic log files can now be sent through email, and shared through other apps.
  • Silent installations can now be run without installation and uninstallation pop-ups.
    Note:

    Update your silent installation and uninstallation scripts to the latest version to ensure that this behavior is present.

  • Fixed an issue in which Survey123 Connect would force a new feature layer to be created when the schema is table-only.
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements.

Survey123 field app (version 3.10.323)

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • Support for basemaps has been improved, including support for additional types of offline map packages and web maps.
  • The basemap selection menu is now populated by the organization's default basemap group, rather than a series of defaults.
  • New survey sorting options are available.
  • The Map tab in the Inbox, Drafts box, Outbox, and Sent box has been improved and is now always visible, even if your survey lacks a geopoint question.
  • You can now copy surveys from the Inbox.
  • The list views in survey folders now provide distance and direction to each survey response.
  • The Survey123 field app can now accept parameters passed through app linking using the domain https://survey123.arcgis.app/ on Android and iOS.
  • Barcode functionality has been added to individual survey contents pages, allowing users to download and open specific survey responses through scanning a barcode.
  • An option has been added to configure diagnostic logging to the AppStudio Console via barcodes.
  • Diagnostic log files can now be sent via email, and shared through other apps.
  • GNSS data can now be recorded to a file.
  • A file can now be set as a location service provider, allowing for loading NMEA location information directly from a file.
  • Various improvements have been made to the Survey123 URL scheme, including the ability to access surveys in the Inbox via URL, and the ability to open an existing survey response in view or edit mode.
  • Survey123 app linking is now supported, as an alternative to the Survey123 URL scheme. These Survey123 links support a callback parameter, and will prompt the user to install Survey123 if the app is not already installed.
  • Silent installations can now be run without installation and uninstallation pop-ups.
    Note:

    Update your silent installation and uninstallation scripts to the latest version to ensure that this behavior is present.

  • On Android, fixed an issue preventing switching between front and rear cameras.
  • Support has been added for AppConfig and the portalURL property.
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements.

Survey123 website

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • Survey123 feature reports now support summary sections, which print only once, no matter how many records are selected.
  • Three choices are now provided when generating a sample feature report template: a feature report, a summary report, or a combined summary and feature report.
  • Aggregate functions are now supported in feature reports, to generate results based on a number of your survey responses. For more information, see Feature report queries.
  • A new Ranking question type has been added. This question type allows users to rank a series of choices from highest to lowest.
  • Multiple files can now be submitted in response to image and file upload questions.
  • Locally stored images can now be used when designing a survey.
  • Administrators can now manage surveys in their organization on the same level as the survey's author.
  • Keyboard navigation support has been added to the Survey123 web app.
    Note:

    This does not apply to the new Ranking question type.

  • The Survey123 web app now supports the parameter encodeUrlParams=true. This will encode the URL, preventing the recipient from altering or removing URL parameters.
  • Webhooks now support images and repeats.
  • Webhooks now support reading the full survey response when a response is edited.
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements.

Update May 7, 2020

Survey123 field app (version 3.9.149)

The Survey123 URL scheme now accepts decimal commas for all locales that use them. Fixes include the following:

  • Fixed a bug where a geopoint would not set to location from Workforce when device in French locale.
  • Fixed a bug where ArcGIS Collector would not pass the XY parameters to ArcGIS Survey123 as expected using Arcade expressions in French locale.

Update April 2, 2020

Note:

Starting with this release, the Survey123 field app and Survey123 Connect no longer support Windows 7, due to Microsoft ending extended support on January 14, 2020. For more information, see Microsoft's support article on the end of Windows 7 support.

Survey123 Connect (version 3.9.120)

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • Survey update available workflow has been updated.
  • Calculations are now supported in select_multiple questions.
  • Support has been added for portals using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) authentication.
  • Various UI and UX improvements have been made to the portal sign in experience.
  • The previewHeight parameter has been added to allow for defining a custom image size when displayed in your form.
  • Issues related to the week-number appearance have been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Edit in Survey123 Connect button in ArcGIS Online from functioning.
  • An issue with publishing z-enabled feature layers and default z-values being enabled has been fixed.
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements.

Survey123 field app (version 3.9.148)

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • Survey update notifications are now displayed on the gallery page when new updates are available. These surveys can be updated by selecting them in the gallery, or select the notification to navigate to the Update Surveys page. Pulling down on the gallery page will refresh the count of surveys with available updates.
  • A new Update Surveys page has been added to display only a list of downloaded surveys with available updates.
  • The Download Surveys page now alerts the user when updated surveys are available and provides a button to update all surveys at once.
  • Various UI updates have been made to the Download Surveys page.
  • The Settings menu has been updated with additional sign in and sign out experience and information.
  • Support has been added for portals using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) authentication.
  • Various UI and UX improvements have been made to the portal sign in experience.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the user to be unexpectedly signed out when their device is offline.
  • Double-tapping buttons within the app will no longer cause unexpected behavior, such as deleting repeat records or moving a geopoint after completing a geosearch.
  • iOS Split View is now supported.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the field app from accepting URL parameters setting percent-encoded fields.
  • Various other bug fixes and enhancements.

Survey123 website

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • A new Map question has been added. This replaces this existing GeoPoint question type and supports submitting either a point, line, or shape as geometry.
  • You can now reference a survey question's contents when naming a feature report.
  • A new web app JavaScript API is available to interact with the web app on the runtime level. For more information, see this GeoNet blog post.
  • The Set Visibility panel on the Analyze page is now the Navigation panel, containing the ability to navigate to specific questions as well as the ability to hide or show specific questions.
  • The Data and Analyze pages can now be shared via URL.
  • Draft mode has been added, allowing response data to be saved on the user's device for later submission.
  • Improved accessibility in the web app.
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements.

Update January 21, 2020

Survey123 website

Fixes and improvements include the following:

  • Feature reports now include a preview mode, to allow for testing a report template without consuming credits.
  • Feature reports now support PDF as an output format.
  • New expressions are now supported in feature report templates, including utcOffset, selected, countSelected, and selectedAt. For more information, see Feature report templates.
  • Groups, repeats, and individual questions within repeats can now be hidden by conditional statements in feature reports.
  • Labels have been improved for bar charts with a large amount of choices or long choice labels.
  • The default basemap for a geopoint question set in Survey123 Connect is now honored in the Survey123 web app.
  • Stakeholders and field workers can now edit their survey responses through the Survey123 web app.
  • Users with an Administrator role are now able to share a survey to everyone, even if the organization has disabled the ability to share content publicly.
  • Fixed a bug that caused select one responses with a comma in the name value to not display in feature reports.
  • Geopoint questions using the hide-input appearance no longer report identical easting and northing UTM coordinates.
  • On Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, improved location capture.
  • Fixed a bug that caused surveys to fail to publish in the Survey123 web designer after adding an image URL link.
  • Images in note questions now honor their alignment settings in the web app.
  • Fixed a bug that caused pressing Enter on text questions to sometimes open the device's camera.
  • Fixed issues with capturing current time in the web app.