Improve forms/related records workflow to support plot-based data collection

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02-16-2024 08:57 AM
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willbruce_KarukTribeDNR
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I work in natural resources. All our crews want to use Field Maps for everything, and so do I. But the standard 'natural resources' workflow - "stand in one place, and list everything that you see" - is hard to set up in Field Maps (and most ESRI apps). Forestry plots, plant surveys, fish sampling, fuels transects, pre/post monitoring..

We need to be able to set up a single form where fields from the parent feature and multiple related tables can be filled out together, 20-30+ different related records can be added, and these lists of things (trees, plants, etc) can be navigated, sorted, and edited in a simple, scrollable way. There are a lot of posts out there with workarounds to provide something like this, but actually building it in as a designed feature would make it SO much easier to support these kinds of work.

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LindsayRaabe_FPCWA

Have you considered combining FieldMaps and Survey123 together to achieve this? One of our staff are building a form that creates numerous related records using repeats in Survey123 with the survey being triggered from within FieldMaps using a link in a features popup which passes attributes as parameters. 

 

Checkout this post for more info. https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/help-with-survey123-link-from-field-maps-wi...

willbruce_KarukTribeDNR

@LindsayRaabe_FPCWA Yes, this is one of the workarounds we use. IMHO Survey123 needs a similar improvement to really make these workflows great, as outlined in this post: Table view for repeats - Esri Community