4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2015 3:11 PM by philmodjunk

    Importing XLS File into FileMaker Pro from iOS Device



      Importing XLS File into FileMaker Pro from iOS Device



      Apologies if this has been asked before, but I couldn't seem to find this scenario in the search.

      I have a number of users running on iPads using Filemaker Go, now when in the field they will receive xls files with data that needs to be imported. Now I know that Filemaker Go cannot import directly from a xls file.

      However is there a way for the users to trigger a remote script on a Filemaker Pro instance, to import the data from the xls file stored on the iPad into Filemaker Pro?

      The .xls is always the same data format, I have managed to get a remote script to import data from the iPad fmp12 file but it seems to be failing with the xls file. Is this another limitation of Filemaker GO or am I missing something?

      Get (DocumentsPathListing) shows the .xls file as present in the right directory in Filemaker GO, so I am not sure what is wrong.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated, or just to be told its not possible will save me a lot of time.

      Many Thanks