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FMGO fails to commit data back to local file

Question asked by philmodjunk on Jul 24, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 25, 2014 by philmodjunk


FMGO fails to commit data back to local file


FileMaker Go


FM GO 13.0.4

Operating system version

iOS 7.1.2

Description of the issue

This is an ephemeral issue. you will not be able to reproduce unless you get lucky.

I added a text field to a popover and formatted it as a drop down list with a simple custom values value list of 4 values.

I opened the popover and selected value from the list and saw it appear in the field. I then found that when I copied the file to my computer and opened it that this field was blank on the record where I had made this edit. I selected the value using FileMaker Pro Advanced and copied the file back to the iPhone where I then saw the selected value appear for that record.

I then experimented further and found that if I selected a value on a record where the field was empty, I could close and reopen the popover and see a flash as the text field cleared instead of displaying the previously selected value.

After a great deal of testing, opening, closing the file, copying it back and forth to/from a computer, I used the home button to close and re-open the FileMaker App. I could then select a value in this value list and see the value retained when I re-opened the file or re-opened the popover.

The file has not shown this issue since the restart of the Go App.

This is the third bug encountered in the process of creating one very simple solution with very few features. :(