Now We Can't Add New Questions Without Destroying Existing Survey?

Discussion created by jacksjj on Jan 18, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2019 by JTedrick-esristaff

Something weird is going on when I try and modify an existing survey.  In the past, I have been able to add new questions to an existing survey and republish without the risk of losing existing data.  Long story short, but we already had one data loss without any warning and it took ESRI over a month to get the problem resolved and the data restored.  It was a real pain in the hind quarters.  So I am not looking to go down that route again.


We are adding a new State to some monitoring work we are doing, and as such, require some additional information to be collected.  So I started by adding a new line to the xlsx file.  It is just a text field that shows up IF the project is in this new state and only in that new state so that the monitor can put his or her company name in.


Works fine locally.  But as soon as I go to up load the form and publish it, I am now hit with a warning that I have never received before when simply adding a question.

I know what happens if I ignore this warning.  And it seems silly to get it when we are just adding a new line to the survey.  Again, in the past we never had this issue.


I checked to make sure that something hadn't changed and according to the list provided by ESRI, I should be able to add questions without blowing up the current survey.

So, what's the issue?  We have to get and other new questions added to the added to the survey ASAP in order to meet client demands.


Anyone have a resolution for this problem?