I have worked on a new survey form for algal monitoring in streams. Four transects are completed for a reach of stream and several algal types are sampled at five verticals along each transect. Originally, I had used repeats for each transect but the user had to manually select each of the verticals and it was not possible to use relevance, calculations, or make question required within the repeat construct - which was causing some data entry errors (people forgetting to select the verticals in order or forgetting to select a vertical).
I wanted to get rid of repeats so that I can implement relevance, makes questions required and perform an error checking calculation in the survey to reduce user entry error rates. My form works and performs well in Survey123 Connect but does not work in the Survey123 APP and is extremely slow to load (takes 3:30 - 4:30 minutes to load). Is this because there too many rows of questions in my XLS Form (see attached - 237 rows of xls questions).
I tried truncating the survey to only include one transect with five verticals and everything works. Now I want to do this but for a total of four verticals. Maybe I am pushing the limits of the software here?
Can anyone think of another way to construct this survey so that I can perform all 4 transects in the same survey without using repeats?
Have multiple page surveys been implemented in Survey123 yet? This might provide a solution for me.