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 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 Collector for ArcGIS would not pass the XY parameters to Survey123 for ArcGIS as expected using Arcade expressions in French locale.

Update April 2, 2020


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 services 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.