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The current page includes all of the changes and improvements which have been implemented on the Form.com / Key Survey Data Collection Platform.

Improvements released on March 6th, 2019

On March 6th, 2019, our Offline Mobile and Desktop applications were updated.

The latest versions of the Offline apps are available here.

In this release:

  • Stability improvements;
  • Bug fixes.

Be sure to use the most up-to-date app versions for data collection.


 Improvements released on February 21st, 2019

Modification of Contact Manager export to .CSV format

Export of contacts will not contain password asterisks in the Password field. This column will be empty in .csv file.

Multilingual improvements on Participant Portal

Mobile applications and online portal can work in Chinese (Traditional) language.

 Improvements released on February 5th, 2019:

Filter Data Models for specific Contacts

With this release we introduce a new feature - Data Model filtering. This feature is quite useful if you use our Offline Apps for data collection. Data Model filters will reduce the amount of data that needs to be downloaded to the device during synchronization. As a result, the sync time may also decrease.
Filter Data Models for specific Contacts can be found on the Portal Settings page. Such filters will allow to limit the Data Model records that will be presented in the Object Lookup questions depending on the Contact properties.

Filtering is done by comparing Data Model values with the properties of Contacts who log in to the Online Portal or the Offline application.

At the bottom of the Portal Settings page, you will see a list of Data Models currently used in Forms and Tasks which are published to the Portal:


More information about this feature and how Data Model filters are set up can be found on this Help page

Copy Responses plugin

The Copy Responses plugin has been significantly improved in this release, and now allows to merge responses from multiple forms into one response of a target form. When merging responses, you may now select if you would like to merge them by Respondent ID or a new parameter called External ID, which will work across multiple forms:

Also, a new parameter Overwrite with empty values has been added to this plugin. This option allows the system to overwrite existing values in target responses with empty values.
"Yes" means the plugin will overwrite target fields with new empty response values.
"No" means the plugin will skip empty form fields, and data that was recorded previously for those fields will be preserved.

New options described above will appear in all newly created and configured Copy Response plugins. Plugins that were set up prior to this release will remain unchanged.

Contacts and Data Model Objects synchronization

A new option has been added to the Contacts/Objects Import Settings page:


Prior to this release, if the synchronization file hasn't been changed, the system would skip it. Now, if you check this option: "Import file every time, regardless of its state", the file will always be uploaded, even if you did not change or update it. 

This setting applies to manual and scheduled imports. 


 Improvements released on December 4th, 2018:

Portal Offline URL Removal

Please note that starting from December 4th, we will remove the Portal Offline URL from the Portal page.

Portal Offline URL is incompatible with some question types, such as File Upload, Object Lookup, Multiple Object Lookup and we cannot guarantee that your data collected via this link will be successfully transfered back to the server.
In case you would like to continue using the Offline URL, you can recreate it by following the next format:

Server URL/offline/#{Portal ID}
For example, https://app.form.com/offline/#1065188

However, if you need to collect data in the Offline mode, we recommend accessing the Offline Portal via Mobile or Desktop Offline application.

 Improvements released on September 27th, 2018:

Custom Report improvements

Now it is possible to delete responses in bulk not only from the Standard report, but from the Custom one as well. Custom reports can be filtered, and may include In Progress responses. Therefore, it you need to delete a specific group of responses or remove In Progress responses in bulk, you may do so from the Custom Report:

1) Run the report and click the Delete Respondent button at the bottom right corner;

2) Click the View email addresses or IDs link to see the list of all respondents;

3) Select the responses you wish to delete and click Delete selected responses.

More information can be found in the Delete Responses Help Chapter.

 Improvements released on August 16th, 2018:

Data Model / Contact Manager improvements

Newly created Object and Multiple Object Lookup questions will immediately reflect changes and updates to their data sources.

For example, if you add an additional column to a Data Model, you will be able to pipe information from it right away, without the need to recreate an existing Object Lookup question from scratch.

For Lookup questions created prior to this release, the behavior won't change. However, you can enable automatic update of an existing (Multiple) Object Lookup question by going to its Edit page. There you will see an Update question button. Once this button is pressed, the system will check whether the Data Model /Contact Manager changes are compatible with the current question setup, and enable automatic updates if possible.

SSO configuration

For branded accounts, it will now be possible to set up more than one SSO authentication provider per site. For example, you may use different SSO identity providers for admin and portal access. 

 Improvements released on July 10th, 2018:

Update of Mobile Applications

On July 10th, 2018, our Offline Mobile and Desktop applications were updated. 

The latest versions of the Offline apps are available here

In this release:

  1. Multiple improvements;
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Be sure to use the most up-to-date app versions for data collection. 


Changelogs with improvements released earlier:

v8.27 - release date: June 2nd, 2018
v8.26 - release date: May 5th, 2018
v8.25 - release date: March 20th, 2018
v8.24 - release date: February 28th, 2018
v8.23 - release date: February 10th, 2018
v8.22 - release date: January 20th, 2018


 Click here to see the full list of changelogs

v8.21 - release date: November 25th, 2017
v8.20 - release date: October 28th, 2017
v8.19 - release date: July 29th, 2017
v8.18 - release date: June 3rd, 2017
v8.17 - release date: March 11th, 2017
v8.16 - release date: February 4th, 2017
v8.15 - release date: December 24th, 2016
v8.14 - release date: October 29th, 2016
v8.13 - release date: September 24th, 2016
v8.12 - release date: July 9th, 2016
v8.11 - release date: April 30th, 2016
v8.10 - release date: February 20th, 2016
v8.9 - release date: December 19th, 2015
v8.8 - release date: November 14th, 2015
v8.7 - release date: October 3rd, 2015
v8.6 - release date: July 18th, 2015
v8.5 - release date: July 5th, 2015
v8.4 - release date: December 28th, 2013



 

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