Script dies on idle
Operating system version
ios 5.0 - iPad
Description of the issue
Because any script running will pause when the iPad goes into auto-lock, longer scripts become very difficult to manage.
As you probably well know, running synchronisation scripts is one of the most effective ways of enabling a user to roam within patchy network connections but still manage to keep records centralised.
We cannot expect our users to keep touching the screen to stop it from auto-locking, and due to security concerns we must have our iPads set to auto-lock after inactivity. On ios the longest period that this can be (other than never) is 5 minutes.
I believe that if filemaker go were to utilise either of the following methods before running any script then this would alleviate the issue, the second option is the more robust as it would allow a script to keep running while a user switches to another app, but it does require ios >v 4. the first option should work for ios>v 2.
Steps to reproduce the problem
run any script that will take some time to complete, either hit the lock button or wait for auto-lock to kick in (assuming it is enabled)
Scripts should be able to either run in background or switch of the idle timer before running.
Scripts pause as soon as the auto-lock takes effect.