We are pleased to announce a new update to Survey123 for ArcGIS. It is time to refresh your Survey123 Connect (now build 1.1.18) and the mobile app (build 1.1.4).
We are actually more pleased than ever, because with this update you will get a couple of features that many of you have been patiently waiting for: Cascading selects and Repeats!
Cascading Selects: In a lot of forms you want to first let the user pick an option from a list, and then disclose another list of choices with values that are appropriate for the first selection. For example:
Cascading selects make it easier on people using your forms and help you ensure the logical consistency of data captured. If you would like to learn more about cascading selects, have a look at the XLSForm help. You will also find sample forms in there.
Repeats: Sometimes you want to repeat a group of questions and that is when repeats are handy. Say for example you want to capture the name, age and gender of every person in a household. With this update we bring our first implementation of Repeats. Be aware that there are some limitations so make sure you read carefully the XLSForm help
The above are interesting new features, but what follows is no less important:
The last two big ones with this update:
We are now preparing for our next update which is due on November 1st (National Bison Day)*. For this next update our focus will be on consolidating repeats and cascading selects. We will also carefully listen to your feature to help us prioritize our work.
*If you wonder why the October 1st update is released on September 24 just listen to Captain Barbossa:
“the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner!”
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