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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.

Current update

Note:

As of this update, Portal for ArcGIS 10.3.1 is no longer supported. Minimum supported operating system versions have also been updated; for updated recent changes, see system requirements.

To allow users with now-unsupported operating systems or portals to continue to use Survey123, versions of Survey123 called Survey123 Classic and Survey123 Connect Classic are now available. These versions have the same supported versions, features, and functionality as Survey123 2.8, will not be updated, and are available on Android, Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The latest version of Survey123 field app and Survey123 Connect has been updated to 3.0, and will be continually updated.

Survey123 field app (Build 3.0.132)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Nested repeats are now supported.
  • Geosearch is now available for geopoint questions.
  • The UI of time and dateTime questions have been updated, with time displays now accepting text input.
  • The annotate appearance for image questions can now use a snapshot of a map to sketch on.
  • Various bug fixes.

Survey123 Connect (Build 3.0.127)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • The int() function now rounds decimal values to the nearest integer.
  • The pulldata("@geopoint") function now supports extracting coordinates in different formats.
  • The readonly and required columns now support expressions.
  • The Manage in Survey123 website menu option now respects the portal settings provided in Survey123 Connect.
  • Repeats with an integer question using the distress appearance now clear values as expected.
  • Surveys made in the Survey123 website using JPEG thumbnails no longer display with blank thumbnails when downloaded.
  • Surveys can now be published to IWA portals.
  • Other various bug fixes.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Webhooks are now supported. The new Webhooks tab on the Settings page can be used to set up a payload for webhook providers.
  • A new Group question type has been added.
  • Batch report printing is now supported.
  • Conditional statements are now supported in report templates.
  • Responses listed on the Data tab can now be filtered by the contents of a specific field or fields.

Update May 25, 2018

Survey123 field app (Build 2.8.2)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the downloading of public surveys
  • Fixed a bug that prevented new features from appearing in a web map with autorefresh applied
  • Fixed a bug on Windows machines that caused the field app to perform as if it was offline when connected to specific offline LAN configurations

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.8.4)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Opening an existing survey in your survey library in Survey123 Connect through the Survey123 website will now delete the existing survey as expected, instead of creating a duplicate.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Version locking is now supported for the web app, allowing the survey creator to lock the survey's functionality to the version at which it was published, rather than the latest version.
  • A new Single Choice Grid question type has been added.
  • The Analyze tab now provides a gallery for image questions.
  • Barcode question responses are now visible when viewing an individual response on the Data tab.
  • Report templates now support conditional elements to show or hide content, depending on answers in the survey.
  • Surveys can now be opened in Survey123 Connect from the My Surveys page.
  • Instance names can now be set when designing a survey on the web.
  • HTML tags are now supported on the thank you screen after survey submission.
  • The owner of a survey can now select the constant a stakeholder sees when viewing survey results.
  • Shortened URLs are now provided for sharing surveys or survey results.

Update April 3, 2018

Survey123 field app (Build 2.7.98)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • The select_one question type now supports calculations.
  • The pulldata("@property", 'utcoffset') function can now be used to capture and record the UTC time offset of the device.
  • Local tile packages are now accessible through the Inbox, Outbox, and Sent folders.
  • The annotate appearance for image questions can now access an existing file to annotate.
  • Input masks no longer make questions required.
  • The app now returns to the top of a repeat when a new record is added.
  • Questions with null field types are now recalculated when loaded from the inbox.
  • Null geopoints in repeats now work as expected.
  • Submissions no longer fail when being sent to a public, nonfederated feature service.
  • Using a select_one question with the autocomplete appearance in a repeat no longer stops default values in the repeat from being applied.
  • Text questions with calculations that are not displayed as relevant are no longer submitted.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the app from returning to an empty required question on a failed submission.
  • Required values in repeats for integer, decimal, geopoint, and dateTime questions now function as expected.
  • Performing multiple pulldata(@exif) calls in a survey no longer causes the app to freeze.
  • UI improvements have been made to dateTime questions and multipage surveys.
  • On iOS, removing an attachment from a copied sent survey no longer causes the original attachment to fail to load if copied again.

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.7.72)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • You can now publish an app-only survey, with no associated web form. This means that surveys with large choice lists can now be published without issue.
  • Survey123 Connect can now be started using the arcgis-survey123connect://URL scheme. Supported parameters are portalUrl and itemID.
  • Feature services created by Survey123 Connect now have the displayField property defined. This allows these feature services to be edited by web applications.
  • Validating the input for the first selection in a cascading select now works as intended.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A new Signature question type has been added.
  • Likert and rating questions can now be used as a trigger for relevant rules.
  • Autocomplete functionality has been added for dropdown questions.
  • The horizontal-compact appearance type applied in Survey123 Connect is now supported for single choice and multiple choice questions.
  • Date questions now support month-year and year-only appearances.
  • The hide input appearance type for geopoint questions now only displays a read-only coordinate value.
  • Geopoint questions can now use encoding services set in your organizational settings in place of the Esri default World Geocoding Service.
  • Pulldata functionality is now supported for geopoint questions.
  • Print templates now support printing different instances of the same image or geopoint answer with different parameters within the one report.
  • Error reporting has been improved for print templates.
  • Multiple-choice questions now support choices with more than 32 characters.
  • Fixed bugs and improved performance when using Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented decimal questions from accepting dots as decimal delimiters.
  • Fixed various UI bugs caused by publishing a survey with empty question labels.

Update February 27, 2018

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.6.6) and Survey123 field app (Build 2.6.9)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • New appearance types spike and spike-full-measure have been added for image questions. These appearance types integrate your survey with the Spike laser measurement solution developed by ikeGPS for iOS and Android, allowing your survey to use photos taken with Spike and to extract values saved in the image. For information on using this functionality, see Appearance, Media, and Measure objects using Spike.

Update January 23, 2018

Survey123 field app (Build 2.6.7)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Refreshing the inbox or clearing the sent surveys box no longer deletes all responses in the inbox or sent box of other surveys.
  • Improved interface for dateTime questions.
  • A refresh button is now available to recalculate time questions with now() as a calculation.
  • Camera flash is now supported.
  • Zoom functionality has been added to the camera for bar code scanning.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented a survey from being saved to drafts when the survey has a repeat_count value.
  • The Home button on the Inbox map now zooms to the home location as intended.
  • Android image gallery interface and performance has been improved.

Survey123 Connect (Build 2.6.4)

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • Survey123 Connect no longer crashes when attempting to set the map's zoom level.
  • Labels and hints are no longer cut off when using a less than (<) symbol in most cases. See known issues for exceptions.
  • Links in the side panel are no longer active when the panel is hidden.

Survey123 website

Fixes and additions include the following:

  • A new, unified web app is now available for filling in surveys created from both Survey123 Connect and the Survey123 web designer.
  • UI and UX improvements have been made for single choice, multiple choice, dropdown, geopoint, and image questions.
  • URL parameters are now supported in the web app for surveys created in the web designer.
  • Report templates can now use the webmapItemID and mapScale parameters for geopoint questions.
  • Report templates can now use the utcOffset parameter for date, time, and dateTime questions.
  • Placeholder field names no longer require leading special characters such as @ or % in report templates. Usage of these leading characters is still supported.
  • The Modify Schema dialog box interface has been improved.
  • HTML formatting is now supported for question labels on the Data tab's Individual Response panel.
  • Leading zeroes are no longer dropped from labels in the Individual Response panel.
  • Fields in the Individual Response panel no longer appear blank if the submission contains a leading zero.
  • Improved precision of the marker on the map indicating photo direction if this information is present in the photo's EXIF data.
  • Occasions where a global ID field was duplicated no longer exist.
  • Users can now scroll through a survey's Thank You screen when the screen's contents don't fit in their display.
  • HTML tags used in select_multiple questions are no longer visible in printed reports.