How To: Create a multiple-page Survey123 for ArcGIS form


Creating a multiple-page Survey123 for ArcGIS form helps to organize a survey into sets of related groups or questions. This creates a more user-friendly experience when answering the survey.


A multiple-page form is created using Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS or Survey123 for ArcGIS Web Designer. Follow these steps to create a multiple-page Survey123 for ArcGIS form:

Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS

With Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS 3.6 and later versions, it is not possible to configure a survey form with multiple tabs.
  1. In Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS, create a survey using an Advanced template.
  2. Open the XLSForm. In the settings tab, type pages in the style column.
Type 'pages' in the Style column
  1. In the survey tab, configure groups of questions that start with begin group and end with end group.
  2. In the same row as begin group, navigate to the appearance column, and select field-list from the drop-down list. The field-list appearance separates each group into a different page. The image below shows five groups of survey questions separated into five pages by specifying the appearance column as field-list.
Select field-list
Questions, groups, or repeats that are not specified with field-list appear on all pages.

The images below show the appearance of a multiple-page survey form on various platforms.

  • On the Survey123 Connect for ArcGIS Form Preview tab
Form in the Form Preview page
  • In the Survey123 for ArcGIS web form
The form in the web form
  • In the Survey123 for ArcGIS field app
The form in the field app
To put multiple groups on a single page, create nested groups (child groups within a parent group), and select field-list for the begin group type of the parent group. The image below shows two parent groups, each with two child groups.

Create nested groups to have more than one group in a page

The image below shows the Form Preview tab of the two groups configured in a single page.

Two groups in a single tab

Survey123 for ArcGIS Web Designer

  1. In Survey123 for ArcGIS Web Designer, configure the questions for the first page.
  2. To create a new page, click Page in the Add tab.
Click the Page icon

The image below shows the new page and the corresponding Edit tab for the new page.

A new page in web designer
To merge two pages, select the pages, and click either the Merge with the previous page or Merge with the next page icon at the top right corner.

The merge option

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