calculate field in Survey123 does not use label or alias as field name

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05-03-2018 09:46 AM
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Occasional Contributor II

I have several calculate fields in my survey and noticed that the field name in the data table is not recognizing either the label field or the bind::esri:fieldAlias field. Just the name field.

Is this a known issue?  I'm using Survey123 connect v2.6.6.

Thanks!

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Lynn,

Were the label/fieldAlias columns updated?  Survey123 Connect currently does not update the alias value on republishing.

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Occasional Contributor II

Hi James,

I'm not sure what you mean by "updated". Can you explain further?

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Survey123 does not change the field aliases to reflect changes in the label or esriFieldAlias columns after the initial creation of a field.  If, for example, you alter a label after a form was initially created, it will not also alter the label.

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Occasional Contributor II

Ok, that makes sense...thanks.  That must be what happened...I must have created the calculate field and then added the labels/aliases after.  So it shouldn't have anything to do with the fact that it's a calculate field type, correct?

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Since calculate questions do not require labels and don't generate a warning if they are missing, it makes it more likely that they are omitted than with other question types.

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New Contributor II

Is this still the case in Survey123 Connect where updates on bind::esri:fieldAlias  after the initial publishing won't be reflected in the hosted feature layer?

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