You cannot open the database while it is stored in the cloud. You may be able to do a limited kind of "synch" where you copy the entire database file to and from web based storage location. (I use drop box to pull files onto my iPhone--a similar set up), but that's it.
If you want two or more devices to share a database so that they can simultaneously edit data in the database, other methods have to be used--such as setting up a synch system either by using a 3rd party product such as those offered by 360Works or SeedCode or by creating your own synch system: http://www.filemaker.com/solutions/ios/docs/fmi_guide_sync_en.pdf or by hosting the database from a computer connected to the internet. This can be your own computer using FileMaker Pro to support access by limited numbers of users, FileMaker Server to support access by more users or you can contract with a hosting service to host your database for you.
These are all the same options listed for the original poster in the other thread where you also posted a comment on this topic.
Ok thought maybe FileMaker included that in the update.
Thanks a lot for your answer! Will read your .pdf on how to sync.
Ok. I think I have downloaded it earlier but have not used it.
My dream would to have the database in iCloud and then who/whatever changes it changes stays there. Like with my .pages docs.
Use both Pages and Numbers and that solution is so sleek and flexible.
If you'd like to make a feature request out of that so that people at FileMaker Inc. will see it, I recommend that you post that request at: http://www.filemaker.com/company/contact/feature_request.html
This is FileMaker's "official site" for collecting feature requests for evaluation and consideration for new generations of their product line.
Thanks Phil, I did that yesterday.
FileMaker has a great support even if except for this feature request, I did only find a paid phone support and a before you buy support.
Not sure if FileMaker closed their "normal" support.
Used it once before when I could not import .pages docs to a container and they answered and explained very fast and efficient.
For years they have charged for Phone Support, but make exceptions for specific types of support requests (such as having trouble installing the product) and I believe that there's a "grace period" of a certain time period immediately after registering your product where they also won't charge you.
So there is no longer any free email support?
Well, this forum is excellent so not really needed!
There hasn't been free tech support except for those conditions that I already listed for many years.
We offer a wide range of support options.
As a summary:
- Non-technical calls are not charged for
I stand corrected!
If you'd like to make a feature request out of that so that people at FileMaker Inc. will see it, I recommend that you post that request at:http://www.filemaker.com/company/contact/feature_request.html
I did so (also before at another issue)
The text on the page tells me: Please note that we cannot provide personal responses to each suggestion.
Understand that, but is ther any possibility to see which ideas has been posted en what has been done with them?
Even better: where to find news about what users can expect in future?
To quote other posts by TSGal--who works for FileMaker Inc--I don't:
FileMaker Inc. has a policy of not announcing what features will be added/bugs fixed in upcoming releases of its products.
On making new feature requests, I suggest that you post them twice--once in Feedback so that others can see an discuss it--others may have an even better take on your idea or they may see your suggestion and submit a "me too" to the feature request form. Then submit it to the feature request form provided by FileMaker so that the powers that be in FileMaker will see it.