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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 September 26, 2019

Survey123 field app (version 3.6.153)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A bug causing default values to be stored and sent in fields that are not currently relevant has been fixed.
  • Geopoint questions in the first instance of a repeat will no longer ignore calculations.
  • Fixed a bug causing geopoint calculations that use values in a parent layer to not apply after the first repeat.
  • Hidden and calculate questions inside a group now honor relevant expressions applied to the group.
  • Fixed an issue that caused default values in notes and read-only text questions to not display.
  • Fixed an issue where calculations in a nested repeat caused the app to send an empty record.
  • Fixed various issues with pulldata() expressions not working with relevant questions.
  • The Tab key on a keyboard now allows you to move through questions and scroll the survey automatically.
  • Pressing the Enter key in an input field now advances to the next question.
  • Input controls now stay in focus when the app window changes sizes.
  • Barcode scanning has been improved on Android devices that do not support continuous focus, and for Android 64-bit.
  • Barcode question camera settings such as zoom, barcode type, and flash are now persisted on a per-question level.
  • Image question camera settings such as zoom and flash are now persisted on a per-survey level.
  • Copying a survey with repeats from the Sent box when using ArcGIS Enterprise will no longer cause related records to move to the new parent.
  • Fixed camera orientation issues with camera and barcode questions on iOS.
  • Standard map type support has been added as a beta feature to support a greater number of map types. For more information on what this means, including a list of map types supported, see the quick reference.

Survey123 Connect (version 3.6.137)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • New question types geotrace and geoshape have been introduced. These allow users to create line and polygon feature services, and create surveys from existing polyline and polygon feature services. For more information, see Geotrace and geoshape.
  • The Survey123 Connect survey Settings tab now provides a Linked Content tab to associate maps stored on ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise to your survey.
  • The new question type range has been introduced. This provides a slider to select from a set range of numbers. For more information, see Range.
  • A new appearance type of table-list has been added for groups. This will format all select one questions in the group that use the same choice list in a table format. For more information, see Appearances.
  • A new appearance type of image-map has been added for select one and select multiple questions. This will provide an attached SVG image with selectable regions as choices. For more information, see Appearances.
  • Relevant expressions can now be applied to hidden, calculate, note, and read-only text questions.
  • Hyperlinks can now be applied in the choice labels of select one and select multiple questions.
  • The theme-grid survey style now supports more appearance types.
  • Text questions with the multiline appearance have limited support of height control. For more information, see Appearances.
  • The height of map questions and images with the signature appearance can now be set in the bind::esri:style column. For more information, see Esri custom columns.
  • The ability to add your own bezels to the form preview has been added. For more information, see Preview your survey.
  • Standard map type support has been added as a beta feature to support a greater number of map types. For more information on what this means, including a list of map types supported, see Include a map in your survey.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Map questions can now be enlarged in the web app when working in a desktop browser.
  • Geopoint questions in the web app now use click-to-locate to select a location, rather than the previous pan-to-locate.
  • The new ?mode=view&objectId= URL parameter can be used to open an already submitted record in the feature service using the web app.
  • You can now manually set choice names for Multiple Choice questions in the web designer.
  • Choice names set in the web designer now support non-Latin characters.
  • Feature reports now provide the ability to round decimal responses to a set number of places.
  • Feature reports can now extract the altitude value of a geopoint question.
  • Feature reports can now extract latitude and longitude values in a specified spatial reference.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Update August 8, 2019

Survey123 field app (version 3.5.177)

Fixes include the following:

  • Downloading a survey will no longer hang when using ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 or earlier.
  • Downloading a survey will no longer hang if opened from the survey sharing URL provided in the Survey123 website.
  • TPK files now display in the basemap menu on 32-bit Android devices.

Update August 1, 2019

Survey123 field app (version 3.5.176) and Survey123 Connect (version 3.5.166)

Fixes include the following:

  • The today() calculation for date and dateTime questions now returns the time value for midday on that day, rather than midnight.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented calculations from functioning in date questions if they didn't include a time component.
  • Calculations for geopoint questions in repeats no longer fail in the first repeat.
  • A note question with no name will now accept input from a pulldata() function.
  • A default instance name will no longer cause the inbox to hang for surveys with a hidden question containing a date as a string.
  • Nonrequired questions with constraints will no longer fail validation if there is a prepopulated hidden field directly after it.
  • The correct number of total pages for a multipage survey now displays in Arabic.

Survey123 website

Fixes include the following:

  • Generating feature reports will no longer fail when an organization has a negative number of credits.
  • Attempting to generate a feature report in an ArcGIS Enterprise environment will no longer fail with the error that your ArcGIS Online subscription is not active.
  • Opening the form item for a survey published from Survey123 Connect from the item details page in ArcGIS Online no longer results in a redirect loop.

Update June 27, 2019

Caution:

Be aware that this will be the last version of the Survey123 field app to support Android x86, as well as the last version to support Android version 4.4. Starting with the next release, the minimum Android version supported will be 5.0 on both 32-bit and 64-bit ARM processors.

Survey123 field app (version 3.5.164)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Windows and Android 64-bit versions are now available.
  • Ukrainian language support has been added.
  • All elements of the app have received a significant UI update.
  • Webhooks can now be triggered when a survey is edited and sent from the Inbox or Sent box.
  • Increased maximum allowable zoom level for basemaps.
  • Empty repeat records will no longer be sent when a repeat is set to not be relevant.
  • Fixed a bug where required expressions wouldn't function on a begin repeat question type.
  • Questions inside groups and repeats now correctly inherit relevant expressions.
  • Fixed a bug where constraints on subsequent repeats would not validate correctly.
  • Fixed translation issues on Android 7 and later when two or more languages are in the device language list.
  • Fixed a problem preventing the use of Japanese keyboards on Android devices.
  • Various other bug fixes and enhancements have been made.

Survey123 Connect (version 3.5.157)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A Windows 64-bit version is now available.
  • Ukrainian language support has been added.
  • All elements of the app have received a significant UI update.
  • Watermarks can now be applied to image questions.
  • A new survey style of theme-grid has been added. This style allows groups in your survey to be displayed as a grid, with multiple questions on the same row. For more information, see Appearance.
  • Survey previewing has been enhanced with selectable resolutions and device types.
  • The image size setting options now display the number of pixels on the longest edge of the photo. A new size setting of 1920 pixels has also been added.
  • Integer questions now support the full range of long integer values, from -2,147,483,467 to 2,147,483,467.
  • Sum and count aggregate functions inside a repeat have been improved.
  • Various other bug fixes and enhancements have been made.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Feature reports have been finalized.
  • A survey can now be opened or closed to responses, either manually or by schedule.
  • You can now prevent users from making multiple submissions to the same survey.
  • Questions in repeats can now be viewed on the Data tab.

Update May 23, 2019

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Users can now trigger webhooks when a survey has been edited. This feature is available when setting up webhooks in the Survey123 website, Microsoft Flow, and in the new Survey123 Integromat integration.
  • Users can now preview and save surveys that are created by others and shared with them.
  • Users can now switch accounts in the Survey123 website without signing out.
  • Feature reports now return thumbnails for image attachments by default, reducing the report file size.
  • Various UI updates.

Update February 26, 2019

Survey123 field app (version 3.3.64)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • External GNSS receiver support has now been finalized.
  • Higher zoom levels in tile packages are now supported.
  • Users can now zoom in further than a tile package's maximum range.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the spinner appearance type's buttons from functioning with empty values.
  • Fixed issues with the date question display in certain languages.
  • App will no longer use the same sign-in credentials entered at the beginning of the app session for all subsequent sign-in attempts when configured with an IWA portal on non-Windows devices.

Survey123 Connect (version 3.3.51)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A new appearance type of spike-point-to-point has been added for image questions. This appearance type allows the use of point-to-point measurement using the Spike laser measurement solution developed by ikeGPS for iOS and Android. For more information, see Media.
  • A new appearance type of symbol has been added for geopoint questions. This appearance type allows a custom marker image to be used on a map view.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A new Date/Time question type has been added.
  • Support has been added for importing an existing theme from another survey.
  • The Data page now provides the ability to edit responses to surveys published from the web designer.
  • The Analyze page now supports displaying the original responses for text questions.
  • The thank you screen displayed on survey submission can now be edited in the web designer for surveys created in Survey123 Connect.
  • Automatic naming of questions and choices has been improved.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.

Update January 31, 2019

Minimum supported operating system versions have been updated; for updated changes, see System requirements.

Survey123 field app (version 3.2.265)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • The Location Settings page has been redesigned.
  • Blank records are no longer duplicated across nested repeats.
  • SSL handshake errors will no longer be generated on Android devices running version 7.0 or later.
  • Geopoint, image, and select one questions hidden by relevant expressions in repeat records beyond the first will no longer be empty if reopened from the Sent box.
  • Relevant expressions that reference notes inside repeats will now become activewhen opened from the Drafts box, Sent box, or Inbox.
  • Data will now display in repeat records beyond the first that contains a relevant expression applied to questions within that repeat.
  • App folder images, such as thumbnails and media attachments, will no longer appear in the default gallery on Android.
  • Various localization and internationalization bug fixes and enhancements have been made.

Survey123 Connect (Build 3.2.196)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Settings edited in the Survey123 website will no longer be overwritten by republishing the survey in Survey123 Connect.
  • Various localization and internationalization bug fixes and enhancements have been made.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A new URL parameter is provided for the web app. The hide parameter will hide certain cosmetic elements of the survey, depending on what values are provided. The hide parameter currently supports the values navbar, header, description, footer, and theme.
  • All fields within the underlying feature service can now be used in a report template.
  • You can now check the syntax in a report template before uploading.
  • The web designer can now support authoring a multiple-page survey.
  • Surveys can now be published to an IWA portal.
  • Word clouds in the Analyze page now provide the option to ignore common words.
  • Maps now appear in feature reports when using both mapSettings and size on the same map in the report template.
  • Various bug fixes have been made.