The following are supported and unsupported export types in FileMaker Go:
(well, see the link above)
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1) 2) Export Records to XML does overwrite or cancel exporting if the file already exists. There is no selection to append data.
I noticed that some programs like notepad don't lock file, so bad thing can occur.
Export and open with notepad
Export with same name (file is overwritten but notepad keep contents of old file)
Close notepad with saving (file revert to old contents)
Thanks. Too bad I couldn't find that in the Help file...
I gave Beverly the correct answer note and you a Helpful and a Like since the non-FileMaker software doesn't allow two correct answers.
I am convinced that FileMaker deliberately appended the data to the xml file until I asked the question at which point it started working correctly since I saw the file size increase each time I tested it... Oh well...
Yes, if you open a PDF file automatically and leave it open and then try to save it again you get an error but FileMaker's error code isn't smart enough to tell you exactly why. Maybe next year in Rio?
XML is definitely easier than the scripted method I created but mine works in GO so I guess I didn't waste the time.
Yes, there is CVS but... if you add or delete fields a locked script using cvs might cause all kinds of problems while mine keeps on humming ignoring missing or added fields.