Survey123 Connect - Select One List

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03-12-2020 08:43 AM
JeffDavis7
Occasional Contributor

Hello,

I have a "select one [list_name]" question in my Survey123 Connect form.  In addition, I have the appearance for this question set to "minimal" which provides a nice drop-down menu from which my field crews can select one from a list of combinations.

Is it also possible to modify this same question to provide a user with the ability to "type in" a value that is not included on the list? 

Thank you in advance.

Jeff 

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JoeFlannery
Regular Contributor II

Jeff:

Have you seen these GeoNet Blog postings regarding "Other"?

Making Other Work Harder in Survey123 Results

https://community.esri.com/groups/survey123/blog/2017/12/11/making-other-work-harder-in-survey123-re...

  

Another Other in Survey123

https://community.esri.com/groups/survey123/blog/2017/12/01/another-other-in-survey123

 

 

JeffDavis7
Occasional Contributor

Joe,

Thank you for the links.  No, I had not seen those blog postings.  The examples illustrated certainly seem like they could work with my survey.  While not extremely complicated to employ, I guess I was hoping I could simply have the user type in the text necessary for their unique situation even though the question is a "select one [list_name]" question.  I'm probably trying to do two things in one question that cannot happen.

Jeff

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DougBrowning
MVP Notable Contributor

I think in those links they talk about the trick for this.  Create a 3rd field that uses the drop down or other field appropriately.  This does have issues though.  Mostly no domain values are on that 3rd field.  So if you have L Left you would only get the L.

Hope that helps.

JeffDavis7
Occasional Contributor

That does help, Doug.

Thank you.

Jeff

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