Survey 123 - Converting XLS Forms offline

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07-26-2017 01:50 AM
Jean-YvesLandry1
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Is there a possibility to convert xls forms offline?  

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IsmaelChivite
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Hi, I think Jean-Yves means to use Connect while disconnected from the network.  If that is the case, the answer is no...not yet.  Survey123 Connect uses a web service to validate changes you make in your XLSFile.This web service  is part of the  Survey123 REST API, which is undocumented at the moment, but present every time you use Survey123.  We are working on a setup for this REST API so people can install it locally. We will make the setup available through our Early Adopter Program shortly.   If you were to install this REST API in your own computer (your laptop for example), you could build XLSForms even when disconnected.

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Philip-Wilson
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Hi @DawnDoty,

Yes, the Survey123 website and API can now be installed locally, using the Survey123 local website installer. Please refer to:

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-blog/arcgis-survey123-website-installer-what-s-new/ba...

We have also added some new beta features to Connect in the 3.14 beta builds on EAC, where you can now specify the pyxform API and use local python tools, mostly for custom annotation palettes, but can be used for offline workflows also. Please refer to:

https://earlyadopter.esri.com/project/article/item.html?cap=e69ef91f45744b98882c651f7b518eb7&arttype...

Regards,

Phil.

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Philip-Wilson
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Hi Jean-Yves,

What do you mean by "convert xls forms offline", could you explain this workflow and requirement in more detail?

Regards,

Phil.

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IsmaelChivite
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Hi, I think Jean-Yves means to use Connect while disconnected from the network.  If that is the case, the answer is no...not yet.  Survey123 Connect uses a web service to validate changes you make in your XLSFile.This web service  is part of the  Survey123 REST API, which is undocumented at the moment, but present every time you use Survey123.  We are working on a setup for this REST API so people can install it locally. We will make the setup available through our Early Adopter Program shortly.   If you were to install this REST API in your own computer (your laptop for example), you could build XLSForms even when disconnected.

Jean-YvesLandry1
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Is this now available?

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JamesTedrick
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Hi Jean-Yves,

An initial (very early beta) version of the on-premises installer is available via the Esri Early Adopter Program.  It requires some familiarity with container technology (vagrant, virtualbox).  

DawnDoty
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How about now?

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Philip-Wilson
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Hi @DawnDoty,

Yes, the Survey123 website and API can now be installed locally, using the Survey123 local website installer. Please refer to:

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-survey123-blog/arcgis-survey123-website-installer-what-s-new/ba...

We have also added some new beta features to Connect in the 3.14 beta builds on EAC, where you can now specify the pyxform API and use local python tools, mostly for custom annotation palettes, but can be used for offline workflows also. Please refer to:

https://earlyadopter.esri.com/project/article/item.html?cap=e69ef91f45744b98882c651f7b518eb7&arttype...

Regards,

Phil.

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