A minor update to version 3.15 was made available on September 20, 2022. This release includes the following fixes:
Read the What's new help topic for more information about this and previous releases.
We have at least two updates planned between now and the end of 2023. In October 26, 2022, we will release version 3.16. This will be a major release with fixes and new features. One more release will follow before the end of the year. Here are some of features we have in the works for these immediate updates. They are all available now for testing through our Early Adopter Community site.
Query ArcGIS layers from your Survey123 forms (including public surveys): Do you want to automatically calculate a parcel ID through a point in polygon query? Do you want to know how many records have been already submitted into a survey to create a constraint?
Of course, you can query layers today in Survey123 using custom JS functions, but we all know JS functions will not work in a public survey and to some, they have a steep learning curve. Starting with version 3.16, you will be able to configure your Survey123 forms to query layers using new options in the Survey123 web designer and Connect.
In the Survey123 web designer, calculations will now support querying layers. To watch this in action, check this video. No coding required and your calculations will work in public surveys.
This feature is planned for our October update.
New audio question file type in web designer: Audio recording is available in Connect. Now coming into designer. Record up to 20 minutes.
Survey123 Connect enhancements: We are adding many enhancements into Survey123 Connect to help you keep lists in your forms in sync with field coded value domains. Connect will create as usual field domains for your XLSForm lists when the survey is originally published. Additionally, when you republish your survey with changes to your lists, you will have an option to update field domains accordingly. We will apply a similar logic to field aliases.
Planned for October.
ArcGIS organizational templates: To aid with consistent Survey123 form design, some organizations want to define a set of custom templates that can be used as a starting point for new survey designs. Starting with version 3.16, both Survey123 Connect and the Survey123 web designer will support the concept of Survey123 organizational templates. Administrators will be able to define an ArcGIS group of Survey123 templates. Any survey shared to that group will automatically be shown in Connect and Designer as a new template to survey authors.
Full details about these and other features in the works are available through the Early Adopter Community site. This is great timing to give us your feedback.
Planned for October.
Multilingual surveys in Survey123 designer. Multilingual survey support has been available in Survey123 Connect for a while. With this release, you will be able to translate your survey into multiple languages, right from within the Survey123 web designer. Translate everything from the survey labels to list choices, images and notes, survey title, thank you screen, footer and more.
Multilingual surveys in designer will likely be made available in our December release.
Other important features tentatively planned for December:
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