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How can I add new entries using Survey 123 and Workforce when using previously existing data (with related tables)

09-27-2018 11:04 AM
New Contributor II


I have a rather large set of data in related tables and I would like to create a survey to be used with workforce that can do the following:

pull data from existing entries if given an ID code (ideally entered in workforce).

Add new entries using input from surveys

While I know I can create surveys from existing feature services, most of the documentation I've found about previously existing data refers to overwriting entries, which is not what I want to do.

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Esri Regular Contributor

Hi J 

You can get Workforce to launch a Survey123 form and pass an ID to a specific field/question: Create your first project—Workforce for ArcGIS | ArcGIS 

You can then use this ID as the basis a Pulldata() function. These functions are used to do an ID based lookup on a .csv, and use returned values (from various columns in the .csv) to populate the questions. This is how you can populate a survey with existing data associated. Take a look at the following: for more information.

The only issue is that you would need to create a static.csv that contains the values you want to pre-populate. This is because you can't use pulldata() against a feature service (we do have an enhancement request open for this though and I can add you to it - if this is what you need).

Please let me know if you need any more info.



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New Contributor II

That's exactly what I was doing, I was hoping to find a workaround with using a live feature class. 

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New Contributor

Are there any updates on this? Being able to pull data from a live feature is what I would need for my current project.

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