Sharing a survey - URL Issues

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08-11-2022 10:14 AM
BBurkholder
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Anyone else encountering issues with the sharing URL for opening the survey in the Survey123 field app directly?

The generated URL is, e.g.:

   https://survey123.arcgis.app?itemID=59395914d2634916878bdb7430b01536

or

   https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/59395914d2634916878bdb7430b01536?open=native 

both of which get redirected to (note slash added, but otherwise same as first link):

   https://survey123.arcgis.app/?itemID=59395914d2634916878bdb7430b01536

and that asks the user to download the app even if it's already downloaded, with no option to bypass.

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I'm getting this for multiple public survey forms on multiple devices. iOS seems immune, but Android and Windows are not.

Thanks.

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abureaux
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DougBrowning
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If you want to launch the native app you should use

arcgis-survey123://?itemID=739289893

See https://doc.arcgis.com/en/survey123/reference/integratewithotherapps.htm#:~:text=For%20URL%2C%20type...

BBurkholder
New Contributor II

This is the workaround. Thanks!

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abureaux
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Yes, this does still work if you create it manually. The issue is how you are delivering links to users. I have links stored in SharePoint and in custom QR codes. In both cases, Esri's custom URI (arcgis-surveys123) is not recognized by the applications. If it doesn't start with HTTP/HTTPS, then it isn't considered a link and thus won't work:

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Because this is an important point, I will drop this in the other thread as well.

 

BBurkholder
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I'm a big fan of the shortURLs for sharing Survey123 forms (e.g. https://arcg.is/w1er89). I wish they'd bring those back for the 'open directly' link type.

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RalphBeishline
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From my experience, it's also more likely to be flagged and removal from email disseminations due to security risk.

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abureaux
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BBurkholder
New Contributor II

That's it, glad it was noticed by others. Thanks for your documentation.

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DougBrowning
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I have seen this for windows and have never got it to work.  But for Android I use arcgis-survey123://?itemID=739289893 all the time and it works great.

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BBurkholder
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To wrap this up, the links to share a survey, as derived from the Survey123 website, may not work; e.g.

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Additionally, the link from "Ask the user how..." will not work if the user selects "Open in the Field App." This is a serious bug, slated for enhancement from the Survey123 side of things, reportedly ENH-000151516.

 

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