See the following link to insert a Document into a Container or Open a Document in a Container.
Go uses the default app set in the ioS to open the Document.
If you have problems inserting a document then see the following link.
Filemaker GO needs updated inorder for this to function. The pervious post didnt answer your question. You can open and email files out of filemaker go, but you cannot attach files into your database if they are not contained within the filemaker go app. The only way currently to get files into the filemaker go app is using Itunes file sharing. The guys at filemaker NEED to updae filemaker go to allow users to get files (pdf, ect) over to this app from other apps or emails using the "open in" functionality. This function does not exist today.
There is no need for other files to put in filemaker file area because filemaker GO can't open the file. All files such as PDF's and Graphic files that are in a container field is openned by the" preview app" in ios or you can open in another app, so an update would be useless.
I think your missing the point. Users can add files to a database currently using FileMaker Go (we do this with a electronic lab notebook solution) where a user may need to add a PDF to a database along with a note. Currently the only files available are within the FileMaker Go app either by a user adding them with iTunes file share or PDFs created by the FileMaker app itself. So open in functionality really only registers a app within iOS to handle said file types. This facilitates the copying of a file from one place in iOS to another. This functionality would allow a user to move PDFs from one app over to FileMaker regardless if FileMaker itself is designed to be a PDF viewer. A user needs to get those files to the app so they can be placed into a container. Like I said iPads are mobile so iTunes file share is not feasible for us. We use email or filebrowser app to get PDFs and would like to copy them over to FileMaker Go instead of docking my iPad to some computer than transferring a PDF with iTunes to FileMaker then use FileMaker on the iPad to take that PDF and insert it into our electronic lab notebook database.
Robert you are correct. So I will wait
Bryce Garnons-Williams and Robert Misevski:
Thank you for your post.
I recommend you enter this suggestion into our Feature Requests web form at:
The entries into this web form populate a database file hosted by Development and Product Management, where the entries are then discussed and considered for future implementation. This is the best place to have your FileMaker Pro/Go/Server suggestions heard. Although I could copy your posts and paste them into the web form, there are a couple of questions asked that only you can answer.
My apologies, i miss understood your question. I agree it should let you import pdf in to the container from files.