Enable Tab button move through questions in a form

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05-12-2021 09:30 AM
JakeMatthys
Occasional Contributor II

Does Survey123 have the ability to skip move through questions in the form using the TAB button?  In our specific case, our mobile users have tablets with keyboard attachments and they would find value in using the tab button to advance the form to the next input box.

Thanks,

 - Jake

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DougBrowning
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It works on PC never tried tablet.

See this post  https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/tab-through-data-entry-on-survey123-form-on... 

Also upvote my idea to be able to set the tab order!  Esp since numbers appearance has a enter now.

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-ideas/add-tab-order-to-survey123/idi-p/941555 

Speaking of faster data entry maybe upvote these also.  I talked to the team directly but for some reason I cannot get any movement on these.  IMHO data entry speed should be Number 1 but it is not even on the list it seems.  Our people get paid by the plot not by the hour so this drives them nuts.  I would love to have the team try and keep up with calls in the field and they would see 123 is still just too slow.

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/specific-ideas-to-speed-up-123-data-entry/m... 

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/ways-to-speed-up-data-entry-esp-with-drop-d...

thanks

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DougBrowning
MVP Notable Contributor

It works on PC never tried tablet.

See this post  https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/tab-through-data-entry-on-survey123-form-on... 

Also upvote my idea to be able to set the tab order!  Esp since numbers appearance has a enter now.

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-ideas/add-tab-order-to-survey123/idi-p/941555 

Speaking of faster data entry maybe upvote these also.  I talked to the team directly but for some reason I cannot get any movement on these.  IMHO data entry speed should be Number 1 but it is not even on the list it seems.  Our people get paid by the plot not by the hour so this drives them nuts.  I would love to have the team try and keep up with calls in the field and they would see 123 is still just too slow.

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/specific-ideas-to-speed-up-123-data-entry/m... 

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-questions/ways-to-speed-up-data-entry-esp-with-drop-d...

thanks

JakeMatthys
Occasional Contributor II

Thanks for the information @DougBrowning.  I just compared the Survey123 desktop app to the iOS mobile and using the tab and spacebar functionality on the desktop app to populate a form is something that the mobile workers that I am representing would find helpful if it were available on the iOS version version of the mobile app.

thanks,

 - Jake

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DougBrowning
MVP Notable Contributor

On the iOS on-screen keyboard return key will go to the next field.  Tab does not work though.  Maybe it can be added?  @JamesTedrick  I do not have an external keyboard to test.

Also the numbers appearance now has a return button that goes to the next field if you are using numbers.  (thanks to 123 for adding it)

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