so FM copies the database into the document folder.
That's what it the app does and you can't change it.
You can just argument to guys there, that this app does use a database and as user changes it, the file needs to be backuped.
Yes, I had seen post about the icloud option at this link. It is a very large post. Thank you FileMaker for the iOS App SDK!!!!
A user posted at that link that they disable the icloud option and their app was approved.
I would ask for more detailed information. According to iOS Data Storage Guidelines - Apple Developer
Only documents and other data that is user-generated, or that cannot otherwise be recreated by your application, should be stored in the <Application_Home>/Documents directory and will be automatically backed up by iCloud.
In my opinion the database would fall into the category of can't be recreated by your application and the data enter into the database would be user-generated.
What I'm having trouble with is I did disable iCloud the last time I submitted. Attached is a screen shot from Xcode. My only guess is the provisioning profile needs iCloud turned off as well. I just noticed that when logging into my developer.apple.com account that it was turned on there. I'm resubmitting again now and will let everyone know how I make out.
I just wanted to update everyone. I actually spoke with someone from the app review team today. He wasn't even aware of the Filemaker iOS App SDK, but told me the reason my app was rejected was because it was over 6 MB and that is the threshold for non user created data. They are considering my fmp12 file as non user generated data. Luckily I was able to squeeze another 400 KB out of my file and have now resubmitted.
Thanks for the update.
Did you leave icloud turned off? Did you think to ask the reviewer about icloud.
I did ask the reviewer about iCloud and he said that it didn't matter we needed to keep the file size under 6 MB that was the actual problem. I just received notification that my app was finally approved.
If that's true then we basically can not submit any decently sized db on the app store using the sdk.
Pretty much destroys our hope to be on the app store.
Will this limit apply to MDM distribution as well ?
Seriously depressing news.
Have you tried this?
"I had some files inside that folder that were synchronising with iCloud. So instead of saving those files in another place I set the resource value for the
NSURLIsExcludedFromBackupKeykey set to
YESto exclude those files from being backed up by iCloud"