Can I use Survey123 for existing features?

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08-18-2018 03:02 AM
MichaelGinzburg
New Contributor III

Hello,

How can I implement following scenario with Survey123:

- Given with feature layer, every feature carries unique id

- Upon arrival to the location, the surveyor either picks feature from the map of selects it by id

- He fills the survey for this feature

In common, we use Collector, but this time we have a complex survey with more than 50 structured questions. It seems Survey123 fits this better, given the opportunity to implement the aforementioned.

Thanks!

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MikeBruening1
Regular Contributor

Michael,

Have a look at the following blog posting for this topic; as it will walk you through the process needed to create a Survey123 form that utilizes existing data. Make sure that you do some testing on your data set (with a subset of your data) in order to make sure that the expected/wanted outcome is the occurring for your exercise.

https://community.esri.com/groups/survey123/blog/2017/09/25/working-with-existing-feature-services-i... 

Cheers!

Mike

MichaelGinzburg
New Contributor III

Thanks Mike, it works.

I have created a working survey attached to a service.

However, every new survey creates a new point in the service.

I need to survey existing features.

E.g. survey should not add features but edit the existing ones.

How can I select specific feature from the service?

Can I select it on a map?

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JamesTedrick
Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Michael,

To edit existing data you will need to enable the Inbox functionality for your survey.  Please see Prepare for editing existing survey data—Survey123 for ArcGIS | ArcGIS for more information.