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How To: Transfer a survey and the associated hosted feature layer data from one organization to another in ArcGIS Online

Summary

In some instances, it is required to transfer a published survey and the associated hosted feature layer data from one organization to another. However, this cannot be achieved directly within ArcGIS Online. This article provides a workaround on how to transfer a survey and the associated hosted feature layer data created in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect from one ArcGIS Online organization to another by exporting the survey from the first organization, and republishing it in the second organization.

Note:
Only the survey's owner can perform the workflow.

Procedure

Note:
The Survey123 Connect versions used by both organizations must be the same.
  1. Download the survey from the Survey123 Connect desktop app.
    1. Open the Survey123 Connect desktop app, and sign in using the ArcGIS Online organizational account containing the survey.
    2. Click the ellipsis icon the ellipsis icon of the survey, and click Download.
The download of the survey in Survey123 Connect
  1. Save the survey to a desired folder on the machine.
  2. Sign out of the ArcGIS Online organizational account from Survey123 Connect.
  1. Publish the downloaded survey to a new ArcGIS Online organization. Refer to ArcGIS Survey123: New surveys for the steps to perform this.
  2. Export the survey's hosted feature layer data from the first AcrGIS Online organization.
    1. Navigate to ArcGIS Online and sign in to the ArcGIS Online organization account containing the survey's hosted feature layer data.
    2. Navigate to Content > My Content, and select the hosted feature layer of the survey.
    3. Click Export Data > Export to FGDB.
    4. In the Export to File Geodatabase window, fill in the required details, and click Export.
the Export to File Geodatabase window
  1. In the item details page of the exported file geodatabase, click Download.
  2. Sign out of ArcGIS Online. 
  1. Append the downloaded hosted feature layer data to the new hosted feature layer of the survey in the second ArcGIS Online organization.
    1. Sign in to the new ArcGIS Online organization account.
    2. Navigate to Content > My Content, and select the new hosted feature layer associated with the new survey.
    3. In the Data tab, click the Options icon the Options icon, and select Append Data to Layer.
Append Data to Layer in the Data tab
  1. In the Append Data dialog box, click Choose file, and select the file geodatabase exported from Step 9 as the input. 
  2. Select File Geodatabase in the Contents drop-down menu.
  3. Click Upload and Continue.
Upload and Continue in the Append Data window
  1. Check the Update existing features check box, and click Apply Updates.
Apply Updates in the Append Data window
The Data tab indicates the data has been appended to the new survey's hosted feature layer.

Related Information

Last Published: 9/16/2020

Article ID: 000023277

Software: ArcGIS Survey123 3.9, 3.8, 3.7, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0, 2.9.Classic, 2.8 ArcGIS Online 8.2