Loading Pre-filled sqlite database into your app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by AndyCodez, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. AndyCodez macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2009
    I've been trying to get this going for a while. My main goal is to use a pre-filled database within my app instead of filling on first load. Due to that I'm loading 1600 rows from a csv file and it takes wayyy to long.

    I've tried a couple different methods while adding it to the resources in xcode. Is there something simple I am missing here? Doesn't work like images and sound apparently.

    Thanks for any help you offer ;)
  2. tutukun macrumors newbie


    Nov 19, 2009
    If you have someway to read sqlite file, i think you dont have to add it to the resource. just use direct path to open the file.
  3. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Add it to the Resources group, and make sure it is listed under the Copy Bundle Resources group under Target > [Your App]. Then you can use NSBundle to get the absolute path of the file.
  4. AndyCodez thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2009
  5. AndyCodez thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2009
    That worked great! Accept It seems the database is read only. I had a table that was used for score keeping and when the app tries to write to the database it isn't saving.

    Do you know of read-only issues with using these pre-filled databases?

    EDIT: Nevermind, found out resources group is read-only.

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