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When does FileMaker Go close a local file?

Question asked by fmdataweb on Jul 3, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2014 by fmdataweb

I've been trying to work out when FileMaker Go actually closes a local file that you leave open and never manually close.


I have installed a local file on my iOS device and have opened it and it's performed it's started script, which includes setting a global field with a counter based on the number of times the file is opened. However if I don't close the file from within FileMaker Go and then click the Home button, when I come back and open FileMaker Go my file remains opened (expected behaviour).


However if I double click the home button and quit the FileMaker Go app so it's not currently running, then open it again my file remains open - wasn't sure if that was expected behaviour or not.


I also tested shutting down the iPad and turning it on again, then opening FileMaker Go and found that the local file is once again opened automatically. I'm not sure if it's actually being closed during the restart process or not - can anyone clarify?