Is there a simple way to delete old copies of FM GO 12 files from the IOS directory?
Any hints would be welcomed
Thanks in Advance
Mark G. Hershinger
Just looking at the script functions compatible with FMGo I would say no.
If it were in a Filemaker Pro solution you could use the 'send event' script step to make a file deletion using the command line of the underlying operating system. On iOS however that script step is not available so this type of interaction is not possible.
Having said that, the FileMaker Go app has control of it's own documents so it would be perfectly possible for FM to add such a function to a future version of FileMaker.
Omit all of the records on a layout. Then export the zero records to a file name that matches the file name you want to delete. This will blast the file right off the iPad.
Just wondering whether this is a bug or a feature ...
Or just use 'Export Field Contents' where you Specify the output file, but NOT the target field. Works on FM Pro and FM Go!
And yes, Dick, it is a feature :-)
Defintitely a feature but an undocumented feature. This has been available in many versions of FileMaker Pro.
Export Field Contents without specifying the target field does not work (any longer) ... at least nog with FileMaker Go_iPad 12.0.8 on iOS 7.
Export zero Records (still) works !
Confirmed with FM Go_iPhone 12.0.8 on IOS 7 does NOT work and also Go_iPad 12.0.8 on IOS 6 does NOT work.
I have not tested it with the older versions, but I think it is save to say that this can not be used on Go.
(Still works on FM Pro though)
Ruben van den Boogaard
We had the devs from GoZync and MirrorSync at our local FMPUG meetings a few months ago. I rember one of them (I think it was GoZync?) talking about that they support file updates and deleting the old file, but I don't remember the method that they used.
But the cool thing was that they said they have some people using the free version of the product just for this purpose (not actually using the sync functionality, just delivering updates and deleting the old file from the iOS device). That's right: free! Since you aren't "syncing" more than 1 table, you can get by with the free one. Also gets your feet wet with the product… and I'm sure they hope that you will someday move up to the paid one(s).
Check it out. It sounded pretty cool. Of course the export 0 records method already given here sounds pretty easy too.
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