I'd like the ability to have 'smart' form entry with Collector. For example, if field A equals 'True' then field B, C and D do or do not show up for entry.
This is very conveniently solved in Survey123. Waiting for implementing something similar to Collector too!
I agree that this would be a great addition to the collector apps functionality. Our users are currently scrolling through multiple fields to collect the correct data. With a smart form solution this could be solved by assigning specific fields to show through the selection of another field.
Smarter data collection forms are on the 'Planned' feature improvements coming to Collector app in the future. See the Sneak Peek section, Sneak peek—Collector for ArcGIS | ArcGIS.
Denise King | Technology Lead - Apps/Mobile
Esri Support Services
To implement lookups in collector we need to create database domains. This can be better done through the software using xml definition schemas. Another method is to use xls as in forms.
No need to waste considerable time on the data structure unless its used that way at source and most of the time it isnt, its just for collection. Using a sledgehammer to crack a nut
Working for a Florida Water Management District, we use this app to capture, review, repair, and report on various problems encountered when inspecting our flood control system. Collector is perfect, except for the lack of branched logic. We are currently using a weird hybrid of both Collector and Survey123 (pointed to the same database), which is not ideal. We are VERY EXCITED about the idea of branched logic being implemented in or supported by Collector.
As I've said many times before, we need Collector123. Forms are great in Survey123, but the maps suck. Maps are great in Collector, but data collection is clunky compared to the smart forms in Survey123.
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