Write a script in the mobile file that exports the data to a .mer file.
Use iTunes to move the file from the iDevice to the desktop.
Run the export script in the mobile file.
Import the .mer file to the desktop file.
Move the mobile file back to the iDevice
I export as .CSV & attach to email myself.
This is not sensitive data and is not a large data set.
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Sure, this is very doable. A few different methods:
1) Hook the phone up to your computer and launch iTunes. Under the Apps tab, there's a window for documents all the way at the bottom of the right pane. FileMaker should appear there; just copy the database out.
2) Email the database to yourself from the phone. Choose the Device tab in FM Go, tap the Select icon, and choose the database. Tap the forward icon and choose Email.
3) You can perform an export of the data to tab-separated text and then email that file to yourself if you don't want to copy the entire database.
Regarding #2, would it be possible to write a 2nd fmgo solution that would email the 1st solution to you? The reason I probably need to do this is because the 1st app has a container field with camera shots in it that need to be recovered on the desktop solution.
Hm. Possibly. If the file name is predictable, you should be able to use Send Mail. But you'd have to be sure the file to be emailed is closed first. Just to be on the safe side.
Try it! (The generic answer to, "Can I do this?")
If your "desktop" is a Mac, consider using AirDrop between the iPhone and Mac instead of Email
- It is more secure
- It can handle large file sizes
- It doesn't require an internet connection
- It is faster
- It is simpler
- It doesn't rely on 3rd. party software or service
I prefer using dropbox to copy the database. It's faster and no cables required. If you have the desktop version of dropbox on your computer, once the file is sent to dropbox from the device it will then be automatically to your computer.
To send the database to dropbox from go. Instructions from iPhone maybe a little different on ipad
1. Select the device icon
2. Select the icon with check mark in upper right hand corner
3. Select the database
4. Select the icon with the up arrow in the upper left hand corner
4. Select save to dropbox
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As long as you then move the file out of Dropbox on the desktop before you start working on it. Working on a FM file that is still under dropbox's sync control can lead to trouble.
If you enable iCloud Drive on both the iOS device and your Mac, you can copy the file back and forth as needed via your iCloud Drive.