Android :: Sharing SQLite Database Between Activities

Jun 24, 2010

I'm in the middle of writing myself an app and have run into a problem concerning the use of the same SQLite database within multiple activities.

I have one activity that is used to input and store data and multiple activities that need to then read that data. Within the first activity, it has no problem inputting the data into the database, but when I go to have the other activity read the data, it tells me the database is empty. Obviously I'm doing something wrong in my handling of this shared database.

Right now, I have a DataHelper class that handles everything. In each activity, I create a DataHelper object which then calls the openOrCreateDatabase() method. I then close the database upon exiting the activity. Obviously this isn't the right way to do it.

So, my questions is, what is the correct way to set up an SQLite database in an Android application and then access it in multiple activities?

Android :: Sharing SQLite Database between activities


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Android :: Sharing Sqlite Database Between Multiple Android Activities

Oct 12, 2009

Can two or more Android Activities open an sqlite3 database for write?

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I've been able to avoid the Exception by making my database object a singleton but I'm thinking there must be a better way.

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If i create a ContentProvider will that eliminate the possibility of database locking?

Do you have any suggestions for changes I could make for accessing data from an SQLiteDatabase?

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Apr 7, 2010

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Oct 7, 2009

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I think the following scenario is common, but I can't figure the way to implement it:

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I'm aware that you can share cursors by using a content provider, but as the activities are from the same application and the data is private (useless outside), don't see the point of making it avaliable to anyone else.

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