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Files on iPad (Device)

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Really new to using FileMaker Go 15 and can't seem to find the way to copy files to the device so I can input data while offline.

 

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Thanks.  I used iCloud drive to get the documents on my iPad and iPod.

I knew that there was an easy way to do this.  Now I can input the data once, not multiple times.

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