Survey 123 vision for schema changes

Discussion created by matthysj on Nov 17, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2017 by dougbrowning

As our organization begins to increasingly utilize Survey 123 for data collection, I would like ask about the vision that ESRI has for Survey 123 schema changes.  Currently a schema change means that existing data, associated with the survey undergoing a schema change, will be lost.  In the future do you envision the ability to add questions to a survey and re-publishing that survey without losing the existing data stored in the cloud?  Currently we replicate our Survey data down to our enterprise database, but we have had discussions about using the Survey 123 feature layer as our permanent storage, but we do not want that to prevent us from making survey schema changes (adding a question here or there as business needs arise).

 - Jake