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Importing XLS File into FileMaker Pro from iOS Device

Question asked by AdamScott on Jun 2, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2015 by philmodjunk


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