Modifying Fields in a Synced Datafile
datafile is first synchronized to another Mac, or to a mobile
device using iData Mobile Plus, iData Pro assigns a Sync ID to
that datafile. Once a datafile has a Sync ID, its basic field
structure can no longer be modified. That is, fields cannot be
deleted, inserted, or moved (although they can be
If you need to change the field structure of a synced datafile,
you must first remove its Sync ID.
Here are the instructions for doing this in a way that will not
cause problems with copies of that datafile on other Macs or
mobile devices (referred to as "devices", below).
1. Open the datafile in iData Pro 4.
2. Sync the datafile so that the version on the Mac is
up-to-date. Use whichever sync methods you normally use.
3. To make a backup copy of the datafile, select Save As...
under the File menu. In the Save dialog, type in a name
that will permit you to identify it in case anything goes wrong
with the procedure, then click the Save button.
4. This will result in the original datafile being closed, and
the copy being opened, so close the copy and reopen the original
Select Remove Sync ID under the File menu.
you see the alert window asking if you’re sure, click the Remove
Select Modify Fields in the Fields
sub-menu, under the Edit menu, and make all desired
you are satisfied with all of the changes, save the datafile in
Delete the copy/copies of the datafile on your other device(s).
in iData Pro, select Save As New Sync File... under
the File menu
to move it to your other device(s).
Check the other devices to make sure that they contain the