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Maximum Document Size - gdahlin - 17-Feb-2014

Would it be possible to increase the maximum document size for iPads? I have a couple of pdf files that are about 115 mB, and they won't be included in Families Sync due to the maximum size of 10 mB, according to the options settings. I would imagine that iPads would be able to handle this file size.


RE: Maximum Document Size - malgre - 18-Feb-2014

(17-Feb-2014, 06:27 AM)gdahlin Wrote: Would it be possible to increase the maximum document size for iPads? I have a couple of pdf files that are about 115 mB, and they won't be included in Families Sync due to the maximum size of 10 mB, according to the options settings. I would imagine that iPads would be able to handle this file size.

The current maximum is in fact 20 megabytes. Documents and other media files are stored as BLOBs (binary large objects) embedded within the SQLite file. Storing and manipulating these data structures requires the software in both Families Sync on the PC and the Families app on the mobile device to have available contiguous memory of at least the size of the BLOB (and in some cases multiples of the size), and experience has shown that increasing the maximum size significantly beyond 20 Mb can cause memory exceptions. Therefore there are no plans currently to change the limit.

Malcolm Green


RE: Maximum Document Size - gdahlin - 19-Feb-2014

Thank you for the explanation!