The simplest method would be to write a script to email a copy of the database to you and then import that into your file on your laptop.
You could set the records in question into a variable and then email that in the text of the email.
I've use an inbetween file that I inserted a TO for each of the files and then used that to transfer data between the local and the remote file.
But for your novice level I think emailing yourself a copy of the file and then importing that into the other is the simplest idea.
Jack and S C, thanks for your posts, I will have a look at both these solutions.
Note: If anyone has anything further to add, please do so. I will monitor this thread for a week.
I got a FMGo app as 'time-tracker' for my work - the data is stored only on iPad's.
I got a server app that is very similar (structure, but only one table) to the Go version, but with different functionality. I have a script on Go that writes the records to the server app. Only changed records go to the server, due to UUID, existing ones are updated, new records are added.
This is a one-way-sync, but works without problems. The server file (external data source) is defined per IP (we got repeaters in the WLAN that don't support bonjour..)
Anyone else have any good links or code examples?