2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2014 1:01 PM by schamblee

    iPhone solution workflow?

    ChrisJohnston

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      iPhone solution workflow?

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      I have recently been fortunate enough to see what a FileMaker Go can do on an iPhone. I am very impressed, and have been enjoying it very much. The power and access are great things. I am confused about the work flow with the solutions saved on the iPhone and on my computer though. My question is there any way to sync the solution that is on the iPhone with the one that is on the computer, or do you need to do things like import records every time you want to update? I have been connecting to iTunes and dragging the solution every time I update it, I have to then delete the previously dragged version. Am I missing something, or is this what you have to do every time you want to bring updated records in? Thanks

        • 1. Re: iPhone solution workflow?
          philmodjunk

          It sounds like are modifying the data in your database on only one of the two devices at a time. That simplifies your options. Using iOS7 on my iPhone4s, I routinely use drop box to wirelessly move files to and from my iPhone. I copy the file to a drop box folder, then use the drop box app to open the file using the "open in" option to open it in FileMaker Go. I get an option to either add a copy or replace the existing copy when I do so. I can select files from the "files on device" view in FileMaker and copy files back to drop box in order to get the latest copy back onto my computer.

          It is my understanding that in iOS8 this has been made a bit less convenient. I believe the method still works but the "open in" option no longer actually opens the file, though it still copies the file into place.

          • 2. Re: iPhone solution workflow?
            schamblee

            You are correct PhilModJunk about ios8, it copies and opens Filemaker Go where you left it, so if you leave the last app open then you will be taking back to that app.  Confused me the first time,  though I had accidently  copied over a database.