Default values are being applied to fields that are not relevant

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07-24-2019 01:15 PM
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Frequent Contributor II

We are seeing the default value being populated even when a field is hidden due to a relevant.  These should go to blank right?

All of these Live should be blank

Did it in 3.3 it looks like and still doing it in 3.5.

Causing a big data issue for us.

Anyone else seeing this?

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Hi Doug,

This is a known issue and it is logged as BUG-000097105. If a question has a default and is set as not relevant on form load, the default will still be applied. This is a loading sequence issue and something we have flagged to address in 3.6. This has been the default behaviour which is expected with relevant expressions on load, however with recent changes in 3.5 to improve and make changes to how relevant and expressions work overall in the app, we are now able to address this issue. Hence why it has been flagged for 3.6.

Currently, as a workaround, you can try and use the calculation column instead of the default column to apply the value to that question.

Phil.

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Yes I knew about and have posted the workaround for others.  I just thought all of this was finally addressed in 3.5.  I know that when a item goes back to hide the values get wiped so i thought it was working now.  To be fair there is still no sticky post for us to find out this kind of info.  I do not have access to bug lists.

I hate to say it Phil but this post kept me up in bed last night.  I just convinced another major program here with thousands of users to try 123.  My name is now on the line with this group and 3 others.  Now I have to tell them about a second round of major bugs - with the real hard part being explaining that it has been a bug for 4+ years and will still not be addressed this year.  This is a core function.

These things are not trivial as we often defend our data in court.  

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Hi Doug,

The issue with default values populating when a question is not relevant has been fixed and you can test it out with latest 3.6 beta builds available on EAC. The latest version to test with is 3.6.100. Please let us know your feedback.

Regards,

Phil.

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Doug Browning‌ a fix for this issue is now available with 3.6. Thanks for your patience with this. https://community.esri.com/groups/survey123/blog/2019/09/26/hobbit-day-release-36