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06-14-2022 02:10 PM
oliviaran_22
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I'm creating a story map to summarize our city's newest planning initiative. Because it contains four sections/concepts, we want to embed a survey question (from Survey123 web-version) after each section. I can embed a specific question and have the user submit question by question. I've tested it with 2 different users (3 responses total), and the overview page shows 2 participants, 3 records (shown in screen shot below). This is great but none of the records/spreadsheets I generate from the data and analyze pages will help me match records to a participant - global IDs are different, no creator (survey is anonymous). Given that we want to break the survey up, I need for folks to be able to answer section by section while linking those responses back to a single, anonymous participant. I know this must be possible given what the overview page displays. I've dug through old posts, but I cannot find anything to help as Survey123 does not generate IP addresses and GUID is not available on the web version. 

Thank you!

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ZacharySutherby
Esri Regular Contributor

Hello @oliviaran_22

Doug has a great suggestion unfortunately Device ID isn't currently supported in the web. This isn't a perfect solution but the userAgent property may be the best option for now until Device ID is supported. The user agent string should be a unique string per device that can then be used to filter responses based on respondent. This isn't perfect as user agent strings can be changed. 

Thank you,
Zach

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DougBrowning
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Probably DeviceID.  You can pull it yourself into forms also see here https://doc.arcgis.com/en/survey123/desktop/create-surveys/prepopulateanswers.htm 

ZacharySutherby
Esri Regular Contributor

Hello @oliviaran_22

Doug has a great suggestion unfortunately Device ID isn't currently supported in the web. This isn't a perfect solution but the userAgent property may be the best option for now until Device ID is supported. The user agent string should be a unique string per device that can then be used to filter responses based on respondent. This isn't perfect as user agent strings can be changed. 

Thank you,
Zach
oliviaran_22
New Contributor

This works! Thank you, Zach! I so appreciate it 🙂

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