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Looking for documentation around moving between offline files on iOS

Question asked by madmike6537 on Jan 3, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2018 by madmike6537

I am again tinkering with a system to update offline files. It works, but I am trying to improve it and in the meantime I realized I dont even understand why it works. This is all happening on iOS with the SDK in place.


  • An update to the app is installed, which installs a new copy of the .fmp12 file. Now there are two files on the device.
  • During the update process, a script closes the current file.
  • Then, the newer automatically opens This brings up questions:
    • How does filemaker decide what file to open when a file is closed?
    • Does it always open the most recently installed application?
    • What if there are two files on the device and neither are open, which one will it open?
  • Then, the script uses a pause 2 seconds, and that re-opens the old file. This makes no sense to me, why does the old file re-open when a pause is used on the new file?


Would love to understand this whole process better or read up on how this works if anyone has any information.