I wanted to start a conversation to see if other GIS users have a similar need with generating reports from Survey123. Here's the scenario...
Mobile filed workers (drillers) in a mine site use Survey123 to complete workplace exams and pre-shift safety inspections on heavy equipment per federal guidelines. The guidelines state that individuals must be able to produce record of report on the spot if a federal inspector arrives on scene at any given time.
Currently, field workers using Survey123 to record these records use the inbox/outbox feature within the app to re-open a previously submitted report if needed (not ideal) to visually show an inspector if requested. However, ideally I would like the field workers to be able to use the report generator from the desktop accessible Survey123 dashboard under the data tab from their smart devices. While it is not impossible to generate and download a report from the website on smartphone, it is not a workflow that is practical for implementation as it is tricky to navigate to the page and press the buttons etc.
My question to the group is...Have others also found themselves in a similar dilemma needing to produce reports from Survey123 that could be emailed or texted from smartphone while in the field and on the spot? If so, how are you dealing with this (custom implementations with Zapier or Microsoft flow maybe) ? What functionality options could we propose to ESRI for implementation to the product to help with this need?
- Is there a url scheme for this?
- Could one be implemented?
- Could buttons added within the app for report generation and sharing mediums perhaps?
I look forward to hearing some thoughts and experience around this.