My Art Collection 3.0 FAQ




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How do I copy My Art Collection Professional collection files to my iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad via FileMaker Go?



My Art Collection Professional now has the ability to work with your collection file on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using the Free FileMaker Go 13 app. Please download the FileMaker Go 13 app on each iOS device before continuing.



Transferring Files


Important: When you transfer a file to your device, you are creating a copy of the original file. Data changes made on your device are not synchronized to the original file, and vice versa. You will need to transfer the file back to the computer and use My Art Collection Professional to import data to the original file in order to update data. To do this use the File/Import from My Art Collection 2.0/3.0 feature.


Routine backups are strongly recommended for any document stored on a computer or iOS device.


There are several ways to transfer a file:
1. Connect the device to iTunes with a USB cable and transfer files on or off (see the steps below).
2. Send a MyArt.fmp12 file via email to your device's Mail app (on the iPhone, touch and hold on the file for a few seconds and then select Open in FileMaker Go from the menu that pops up).
3. Host a MyArt.fmp12 file on a web server (including personal web sharing), connect to it with your device's Safari app, and select it to transfer it to FileMaker Go.


In addition, other iPhone and iPad apps that support launch services might support FileMaker Go.


Important: Close a file before transferring it.


To transfer files to your device using iTunes:

  1. Connect your device to your computer.
  2. In iTunes, select your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad device, then click the Apps tab.
  3. Below File Sharing, select FileMaker Go from the Apps list, then click Add.
  4. Select the MyArt.fmp12 collection files to transfer, then click Open.



The MyArt.fmp12 files are copied to your device. NOTE: make sure that the .fmp12 is on the file name.


To transfer files from the device to your computer using iTunes:

  1. Connect your device to your computer.
  2. In iTunes, select your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad device, then click the Apps tab.
  3. Below File Sharing, select FileMaker Go from the Apps list (make sure that the file is not open in FileMaker Go).
  4. From the list on the right, select the files you want to transfer, then click “Save to.”
  5. Select the destination where you want to copy the files, then click Open.



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


Notes:
Wait for any lengthy file operations to complete before closing a transferred file on your device. For example, if you tap the Home button when a progress dialog is being displayed, you will corrupt the file, making it difficult to open when you transfer it back to the desktop.
To transfer a file with container fields that store data externally to your device, you must first embed the container field data. To do this, in My Art Collection Professional, use the Save a Copy As command and choose "self-contained copy (single file)." Then transfer the copy.
Secure (encrypted) container field data is no longer encrypted after it has been embedded.





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