How we can recover the survey accidentally deleted?

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04-15-2024 03:35 AM
DrJumaKhudonazarov
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My colleague had a problem and accidentally deleted survey 123 on the content page is there a way we recover it?

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abureaux
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Ahh. Okay. So, short answer is "there is no way to recover". BUT...

As I mentioned above, any device that has the Field App and has downloaded that survey will have the XLSX. You can copy-paste that XLSX and remake the survey in Connect. If no devices have download the survey prior to you deleting it on the Portal, you are out of luck.

Deleting a survey from the website (or Connect) does not delete it from the Field App. The Field App is designed to work in an offline environment and doesn't check with a server if a survey still exists. The only way you know if a survey you have downloaded is no more is when you try to submit you will get an error.

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JohannesBierer
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DrJumaKhudonazarov
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thanks  didnt work

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abureaux
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Deleted from where? Like...

  • They deleted the survey from the Field App? Just re-download the survey.
  • They deleted a survey from Connect? Grab the XLSX from any device that has the Field App and has downloaded that survey. If this survey only existed in Connect on that one device, you may be out of luck beyond grabbing an app that can recover deleted files. Even then, it's a low chance.
  • They deleted a survey that was in progress? It's essentially gone forever.

If they had a crash and the sqlite file still exists, there are additional ways to recover data (see link posted by JohannesBierer)

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DrJumaKhudonazarov
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The survey  was deleted from the content page of ArcGIS online  and all other applications automatically disappeared from the Survey 123 website and filed application

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abureaux
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Ahh. Okay. So, short answer is "there is no way to recover". BUT...

As I mentioned above, any device that has the Field App and has downloaded that survey will have the XLSX. You can copy-paste that XLSX and remake the survey in Connect. If no devices have download the survey prior to you deleting it on the Portal, you are out of luck.

Deleting a survey from the website (or Connect) does not delete it from the Field App. The Field App is designed to work in an offline environment and doesn't check with a server if a survey still exists. The only way you know if a survey you have downloaded is no more is when you try to submit you will get an error.