iCloud is like Dropbox not a recommend place to store any kind of live databases for developing or working in.
You can always store a backup on iCloud, but never work/develop on the actual file there.
But this is exactly like you are working in Apple's iWorks apps!
FileMaker is a database that uses internal index. Storing things on iCloud or Dropbox might crash that index
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No it is not. A FM database is not like a 'pages' or 'numbers' document at all. The way that FM reads and writes to the file is a totally different ballgame. You do not want any syncing mechanism interfering with that.
The proper way to solve this issue is by hosting the file on a FileMaker Server.
if a single user is working on that db, it should work like a local file - but the problem is with iOS, that doesn't let other app's have access to each other documents..
You can have Your solution on iCloud, Dropbox - but after selecting the folder icon in the 'home' ('Startzentrale'), FileMaker Go will import a file to its own document-folder
You can 'ship' a solution via Dropbox, but no automatic prcesses. There must be feature requests for this..
I believe that she wants to have a solution on the iOS local cloud folder, let iOS copy the (single user file) file to the cloud - when net is available. AFAIK, Amlutes solution is used by sailors, in the middle of net-nowhere..
The advice still stands, with a small addition. A local file that is synced to a hosted file on FMS then whenever network connectivity is available.
In the end, a much safer approach if the data is somewhat important.
isn't there a FMS license per user needed? The new EULA for hosters sounds like this - ok.. should be possible as long as the hoster does also the maintainance (not sure if this is possible in this case)
Markus, you are right. My solution (sold as iOS App for iPad only and as apps for Mac and Windows) is for sailors and most time they only want and can work locally on their device.
Each user has his personal databases and can create many different personal databases based on the standard databases delivered with my solution, so FMS is not applicable. Who should add this files to the server? Not thinking on the licences needed for this!
Now I'm working on a small supplementary app, which will be available on App Store for iPhone and iPad. This app will provide the option to use BoardCash, which is one of the tools in my app Logbook Suite, also on iPhone. This will be very handy for the user while doing the purchases for the boat travels. Later the user will prefer using the BoardCash file on his iPad or PC together with the other tools of my suite.
What I'm looking for is an easy way how the user can get his BoardCash file onto his iPhone and later back to his iPad or PC.
I have tried to open a file stored in iCloud with my app. I can choose the file, but this does nothing! The file is neither copied into the documents folder of the app nor opened.
could be an issue with the SDK - the app is not FileMaker...
You could create a SDK/FIAS app that opens a file from a server that installs desired on the local device, as described in some webinars from Richard Carlton/Todd Geist
Thank you, I will check. This my be a workaround.
I have users who are not very experienced with computers (many are 70 and more years old) and this is why I want to make all extremely simple for them. This saves much supporting time for me ;-)
I'm have searched in internet but didn't find anything how to copy a file from a cloud into FM Go or a SDK App without using the app for the cloud system (iCloud App or Dropbox App).
can you please give me a link - I can't find anything when searching in internet ;-(
bin ziemlich im Sch.... uA schmiert meine Hauptanwendung dauernd ab unter iOS10, unter iOS9.3 absolut problemlos. Daher dauerts...
Ich habe nur die Videos von Richard Carlton, kostenpflichtig. Ich war der Meinung, dass es auch von Todd Geist etwas geben muesste -> www.learningfilemaker.com
An der FileMaker Konferenz in Salzburg waren 2 Vortraege zum Thema FIAS (link ueber filemaker konferenz), ev. ist dort etwas mehr
Das Video von Richard Carlton war mit Todd Geist - geistinteractive.com
There are vidos from Richard Carlton for the FIAS - Todd Geist explained the method. I _believe_ that there are some resources available from geistinteractive.com