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File transfer doesn't work properly based on the guideline in document "FileMaker Go Development Guide"

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i followed the procedure mentioned on page 7 in the document as follows, but the file didn't get updated, and i would like to know why, thanks in advance

About file transfers

For information on transferring files to or from a device, see FileMaker Go Help.

Important Whenyoutransferafiletoyourdevice,youarecreatingacopyoftheremotefile.Datachanges made on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch are not synchronized to the remote file, and vice versa. You must use FileMaker Pro to import and update data (see the following section).

Local transferred file

Remote file (shows host name)

Importing to and from a transferred file

You can use the Import Records script step to merge data from a FileMaker Pro file on a device (a local file) to another FileMaker Pro file. FileMaker Go must have network access to FileMaker Server or
FileMaker Pro.

Set up field mapping and import order before you import. You can’t create a new table when you import. You can:
1 import from a remote source into a local database
1 import from a local source into a remote database

1 import from a remote source into a remote database 1 import from a local source into a local database

Example 1: Importing from a remote source (Source.fp7) into a local database (Target.fp7)

1. Open Source.fp7 and Target.fp7 in FileMaker Pro.
2. Create an “Import from Remote” script in Target.fp7.

For example: Import Records [No dialog; “Source.fp7”;Update existing;Mac Roman] and set up a path to the source file using your machine IP address. For example: fmnet:/192.168.10.10/Source.fp7

3. Specify the import order.
4. Close Target.fp7.
5. Transfer Target.fp7 to FileMaker Go. 

6. Open Target.fp7 in FileMaker Go and run the script "Import from Remote." The local database is updated with data from the remote database. 

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