Transferring Files

Important: When you transfer a file to your iOS device, you are creating a copy of the remote file. When you make data changes to the local file, the remote file is not updated. You must use FileMaker Pro to import and update data. To import to and from a transferred file, see the FileMaker Go Development Guide.

Routine backups are strongly recommended for any document stored on a computer or iOS device. For information about backing up FileMaker Pro databases, see FileMaker Pro Help.

There are several ways to transfer a file:

In addition, other iOS apps that support launch services might support FileMaker Go.

Important:

Transfer files to other iOS apps on the same device

  1. Tap Windows icon, then tap Home Home icon.
  2. Tap DeviceDevice icon, then tap Select icon.
  3. Tap the file to transfer, then tap Share icon.
  4. Tap the app to transfer the file to, then follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. After the file is transferred, tap Done.

Transfer files to apps on other iOS devices using AirDrop

  1. Tap Windows icon, then tap Home Home icon.
  2. Tap DeviceDevice icon, then tap Select icon.
  3. Tap one or more files to transfer, then tap Share icon.
  4. Select the device to transfer the files to, then follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. After the file is transferred, tap Done.

Transfer files to your iOS device using iTunes

  1. Connect your device to your computer. If the device is locked, enter the passcode.
  2. In iTunes, select your device, then click Apps at the top of the window.
  3. In the File Sharing section, select FileMaker Go from the Apps list, then click Add.
  4. If you have multiple versions of FileMaker Go installed, select the appropriate version.

  5. Select the files to transfer to your device, then click Add.
  6. Files with the extension .fmp12 and .fmpur are compatible with FileMaker Go 12 and FileMaker Go 13 (or later supported versions). Files with the extension .fp7 and .usr are compatible with FileMaker Go 11 and earlier.

The FileMaker Pro files are copied to your device.

Transfer files from your iOS device to your computer using iTunes

  1. Connect your device to your computer. If the device is locked, enter the passcode.
  2. In iTunes, select your device, then click Apps at the top of the window.
  3. In the File Sharing section, select FileMaker Go from the Apps list.
  4. If you have multiple versions of FileMaker Go installed, select the appropriate version.

  5. From the documents list on the right, select the files you want to transfer to your computer, then click “Save to.”
  6. Files with the extension .fmp12 and .fmpur are compatible with FileMaker Go 12 and FileMaker Go 13 (or later supported versions). Files with the extension .fp7 and .usr are compatible with FileMaker Go 11 and earlier.

  7. Select the destination where you want to copy the files, then click Save To.

The FileMaker Pro files are copied from your device to your computer.

Transfer FileMaker Go 12 files for use in FileMaker Go 13

  1. Connect your device to your computer. If the device is locked, enter the passcode.
  2. In iTunes, select your device, then click Apps at the top of the window.
  3. In the File Sharing section, select FileMaker Go 12 FileMaker Go 12 icon from the Apps list.
  4. From the documents list on the right, select the files you want to transfer to your computer, then click “Save to.”
  5. Select the destination where you want to keep your FileMaker Go 13 files, then click Save To.
  6. In the File Sharing section, select FileMaker Go 13 FileMaker Go 13 icon from the Apps list.
  7. From the documents list on the right, click Add, select the files you want to use in FileMaker Go 13, then click Add.
  8. You can also use drag and drop to transfer files from the FileMaker Go 12 list in iTunes to a folder on your Mac, and then to the FileMaker Go 13 list in iTunes.

Now you can open the FileMaker Go 12 files in FileMaker Go 13.

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