Convert Comma-Seperated List Into Multi-Select Question

12-05-2019 10:49 AM
New Contributor III

Wondering if there is a way or soon will be a way to take a prepopulated comma seperated list and convert it into a multi-select question in Survey123.  The prepopulated list will come from an ArcGIS Online hosted feature service(not the form feature service).  I'm hoping at some point to be able to set type in the survey123 form as select_multiple and then as the survey123 form is launched have it grab a comma separated list and display at multi-select option.  For example, in the survey123 form it prepopulates Suzy, Tom, Larry but displays Suzy, Tom, Larry as a multi-select with a checkbox next to each name. Using the choices list or external choices list is not an option.  Any feedback is appreciated.  Thanks. 

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Esri Esteemed Contributor


The ability to populate a choice list dynamically from a feature service is not planned of rate next release of Survey123 at this time.  We do have this as an enhancement to consider in the future.

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Esri Notable Contributor

Hi C N,

Just letting you know that in the latest 3.12 beta builds available on the Survey123 Early Adopter Community we have made significant improvements to large choice lists which improve the survey load time in both Connect and the field app.

On top of this there are now some new ways you can manage your choice lists dynamically and update them without having to republish the survey, meaning choice lists can now be populated and updated dynamically from a CSV file or hosted table shared in ArcGIS or directly from a feature service using the search() function. Please check out the latest announcement on EAC and test out these new beta features with the latest 3.12 beta builds.



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