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In addition to the latest Survey123 RC and beta builds available via the Early Adopter Community, we have now made available our latest Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and 64-bit supported beta builds for Windows and Android.

These new builds have the same features, functionality and bug fixes as the currently supported beta builds, however expand our cross platform compatibility and bring improved performance to both Connect and the Field App. Some of the latest beta features available for testing are:

  • Enhanced GeoSearch in the geopoint map widget
  • Reverse Geocoding
  • Map Coordinate Format Transformations
  • Nested Repeats
  • Required and Read-Only expressions

The latest beta versions available for testing are Connect 3.0.124 and Field App 3.0.129 for both UWP and Windows 64-bit (as well as the other supported platforms). And for the new Android 64-bit app the latest version is 3.0.128.

You can find the new beta builds on the Downloads page via the Early Adopter Community.

Do you want to create a break-out link from your survey to Twitter, WhatsApp, eMail etc?


Here are a few examples of how the HTML tags should look like to achieve this (just substitute your fields into the examples and paste it into a survey note field):


 Open the device's default mapping application (such as Google Maps) with the coordinates of the survey:

concat('<a href="geo:', ${Lat}, ',' , ${Long}, concat('">Display on the Map</a>'))


 Open Google Maps with driving directions to coordinates:

concat('<a href="', ${Lat}, ',' , ${Long}, concat('&amp;ll=">Directions</a>'))


 Open the device's default email application with a to email address:

concat('<a href="mailto:', ${Email},concat('">', ${Email}))


 Create a Tweet from your survey:

concat('<a href=" tweet sent from Survey123! #ArcGIS','">Create a Tweet</a>')


 Create a WhatsApp message from your survey:

concat('<a href="whatsapp://send?text=This is a WhatsApp message from Survey123!">Create a Whatsapp message</a>')


 Open Collector with a specific web map:

${Collector_Intent} = concat('arcgis-collector://?itemID=68085fc05c401ca5716e5677a6128c')
concat('<a href="',${Collector_Intent},'">Open Collector</a>')

(first create a calculated field named Collector_Intent and then use that field in the second calculated field)


 Open a specific survey (with parameters) from Survey123:

${S123_Intent} = concat('arcgis-survey123://?itemID=887d507cee48d18ad3cdfaf9f081e6&field:Service_Rating=1')
concat('<a href="',${S123_Intent},'">Open specific survey</a>')

(first create a calculated field named S123_Intent and then use that field in the second calculated field)


 Open an SMS (with the coordinates in the body) from Survey123 (this works in Android - not tested on iOS):

concat('<a href="sms:','08212345678','?body=', ${Lat}, ',' , ${Long}, concat('">SMS</a>'))

(to get the coordinates - just use the pulldata() function)


 Open a local file (such as a PDF help file or an image located in your survey's media folder) from Survey123 - this works and has been tested on Android:

concat('<a href="file:///storage/emulated/0/ArcGIS/My Surveys/549c05bae0f14e388000486ce4de950c/esriinfo/media/Example.pdf" class="link external button button-raised button-fill color-blue">Demo</a>')

(549c05bae0f14e388000486ce4de950c will be different for each survey. It refers to the survey item id)



I will add more examples as the need arises