I followed all the instructions for doing this as per discussions. The updated data file did not show up on the iPod. Only see an old version of the file.
I followed all the instructions for doing this as per discussions. The updated data file did not show up on the iPod. Only see an old version of the file.Any ideas.
Do you have multiple versions of FileMaker Go installed on your iOS device? Perhaps it got copied to a version you were not expecting it to.
Assuming you have only one version or know that it got copied to the right version, do you get a message when you copy the file over that a file with that name already exists? If you don't then perhaps a different filename is being used and the "old" and "new" file are on your device now.
Or, do you get any messages at all when copying the file over?
I only have one Filemaker Go. No message is sent. I wonder if fm 13 requires a different message. I am on OS 11.6
The process for copying files to an iOS device running FileMaker Go using iTunes hasn't changed much, if at all, since the inception of FileMaker Go.
If you already have a file on your iOS device called "abc.fmp12" and you attempt to copy another file called "abc.fmp12" using iTunes, iTunes will prompt you whether to overwrite the file or keep both files. If you are not seeing this message, then there is a step missing in the process you are following.
Alternately, you can email the file to yourself as well to get it on your iOS device - although in this case you'd be left with the "old" and "new" versions of the file and you'd have to delete the "old" one yourself.
Is iOS 11.6 a Beta Release?
If so, that might be an issue.
I read that iOS 11 will affect all 32 bit programs on an iOS device.
Will the iPOD otherwise function as desired without FMGO open on the device?
My thoughts would be to determine if iOS 11 will work with FMGO 13 installed on an iPOD?
I meant Mac OS 11.6 El-Capitan. My IOS is 9.3.5.
Do you have another iOS (9.3.5) device that you could try this on and see if you have the same result?
And have you tried this on an updated iOS 10.3 device (iPhone-iPad)?
The latest version of iOS is 10.3, which may not be able to be installed on the iPOD version you have.
When Apple released iOS 9.3.5, there was a bug that was left in the update, but should not affect you in this case.
Apple iOS 9.3.5 Has A Nasty Surprise
Unfortunately I do not have another ios device.
Were you able to do this prior by the same methods/was it working before?
Have you tried to email the file or upload it to Dropbox then load onto your device?
Try another machine with iTunes.
Check out these links, it may apply to your situation.
FileMaker Go operating system requirements - all versions | FileMaker
iOS and FileMaker Go compatibility…
Unfortunately, I don't have an answer for you but the above links may help.
Only see an old version of the file.
How did you get the old version on the device?
Any changes to iOS, iTune, OS versions?
Does old version still work as designed?
Note: You could lose functionality and data following this: If file is not mission critical I would consider deleting the old version of the file, after a backup is made, and try to load it again and see what happens?
One additional suggestion I failed to mention is that you should unlock your iOS device prior to trying to transfer files. iOS itself, for security reasons, may not allow you to transfer files using iTunes if your iOS device is locked. See here for more information...
If you did not properly close your file in FileMaker Go prior to installing the new version, then the old version will usually show up instead.
What do you see if you close all files within FileMaker go and then try? To be extra sure that the old version has been replaced, press the home key twice and swipe the FileMaker Go page upwards with one finger to close the app too. Install your new version and then restart your iPad/iPhone. Open FileMaker Go and select your file from the FileMaker Go device page.
The old version got put on the ios device when I installed fm13 for the first time.
The iPod is unlocked.
However closing the file in fm go and then re-openning it did the trick.
I finally got fm to export its data files to fm go using one of the Apple Support documents.
However this is not a sync! It is one way. What I want is what Contacts does. If you add to the fm db when you sync the fm go database is updated. If I add to the fm go data base when I sync the fm db gets updated. Same for delete.
I looked for an external app that would do this but could not find one. Maybe an applescript?
There are several third party sync options. SeedCode https://www.seedcode.com/filemaker-sync-gozync/
You can google FileMaker Go Syncing. Some options require FileMaker Server. 360Works MirrorSync: FileMaker Sync for FileMaker Server, FileMaker Pro, and FileMaker Go on iPhone and iPad
These applications are extremely expensive and require subscriptions. Clearly they are designed for professionals. I am only a hobbyist. By the way I am now using fm 16.
I found this and it may help you. Its authored by Katherine Russell.
DevCon 2015: Syncing FileMaker Systems - Katherine Russell
FileMaker Go 16 Development Guide
Retrieving data ...