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Synchronisation solutions?

Question asked by stcav on Aug 25, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2010 by TSGal


Synchronisation solutions?


I've just started experimenting with FM Go and I've read the guidance about using a database offline on my iPhone. The official line for updating changes to the database on the computer is to copy the file back then import the changed records.

My questions are:

Is there any reason not to write the offline database back to the computer and overwrite the original file? (In my scenario, I would be the only one using the database, so only one version would be used concurrently - this is the way I keep the laptop and the desktop synchronised.)

Does using the database on the iPhone change the file structure in any way that would degrade the database on the desktop if I over-wrote in this way? I have tried a few experiments and this seems to work OK without corrupting the desktop file, but I'm wary of hidden effects.

Any help or guidance would be much appreciated.