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How to sync database from desktop to Android?

I have "FinanceDB.pfd" file located in Google Drive folder: "Alzex Finance".

I installed Android app. In Android app I selected my database in Gogle drive that is shown as "FinanceDB".

After loading I see that it's not my database but an empty database without any accounts and with different currencies!

And in Google drive a new file was appeared: "FinanceDB (1).pfd"

When I press "Sync now" in android app nothing happens - I still don't see my database in the android app.

How to force android app to open my desktop database?

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Hello,

Try to delete the local file and download data base from the Drive again.

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Deleted. It became gray. Then I touched it again - it loaded and still empty.

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OK. Delete it completely, from device and cloud. Then copy your data base again to the cloud and download it. Or copy it do device (e.g. to SD card) and export the file to the app.

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Thanks for the answer. I've removed it completely from the app and now I see only two options available: "Open demo database" and "Create new file". When I click on Google Drive icon in the top of the screen the app suggests me to buy premium version.

Isn't Google drive available in free version? because in the settings I see that only Dropbox cloud is locked, google drive is available.

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Google drive is available, but you aren't able to link to existing data base (e.g. if you want to manage the same data base with your friend using different google accounts and file sharing feature), you can only create a new one base or use the same google account to sync data. You can copy your data base file to the device using other ways, like SD-card, etc.

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ok... I'll copy my desktop database to the device. To which folder on device should I copy database file to be able to see it in the app?

Thank you!

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You can copy it to any folder, e.g. send it to yourself my email. Then simply open the file or click "Export", "View", "Send", etc in the file context menu.

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Actually you can export your database file in the Drive to the app using the instruction above. You only aren't able to link to and sync with existing database in the Drive. When you'll make first sync a new copy of the database will be created in the Drive.

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Hurraaahh, finally it works!

Thank you very much for the help!

Anyway I think this should be sorted out by developers to simplify this process. It was not obvious at all how to pick up existing database. There can be the same people as me that first started to use the app on desktop and only after that installed it on their phone.

Thanks.

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Yes, we'll fix it.

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