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Random Acts of Kindness update (September 1st, 2015)

09-01-2015 07:09 PM
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We try to update Survey123 for ArcGIS around the first day of every month. We made the Fools Day (April 1st), May Day (can you guess the month?), Children's day on June 1st, Tartan Day (July 1st) and of course, the International Beer Day on August 1st. Here we are in September 1st... So here is our update!

In the Random Acts of Kindness update, we have put special emphasis in the Survey123 Connect component. In particular, we introduced fixes to go after the not so kind and not so random XLSForm Conversion Failed error. Turns out that some of you are running Survey123 Connect in networks configured with proxies and these were causing systematic errors every time Connect was attempting to validate your XLSForm. We want to say thanks to all of you giving precious information to narrow down the problem. With this update we think that proxy issues in Connect should now be addressed, but we will keep an eye on our public repo in case that you still run into problems. Unfortunately, we are unable to sign the Windows version of Survey123 Connect at this time, but as soon as it is possible, the installer will be updated. In the meantime, please ignore any 'unknown publisher' warnings during installation.

Another big one coming with this update relates to Windows 10, which is now supported with Connect and the app.

Finally, some of you were not able to create Surveys with special (non ASCII) characters in the name. This was especially problematic in some languages like Portuguese and Japanese where the default names suggested by Connect had special characters. Thanks again for reporting this issue... unless you tell us... we can't really fix it.

You can always check the most up to date information about our road map  here. For those of you that are more closely following our road map, you will have noticed that we had plans to incorporate Cascaded Selects and Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 in this update. We are going to push these into the next milestone (October 1st).  Support for XLSForm Repeats continues to be planned for the October 1st update.

As usual we will keep a close eye on your questions in GeoNet as well as any software defects and enhancement requests you log in our repo. We now will call this a day and figure what our random act of kindness will be.

The Survey123 team.

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