Android :: Update - Database That Contains 10 Columns
Feb 25, 2010
I've got a question about updating an app after release. If I have a database that contains 10 columns and I add a feature that requires an 11th column after the app has been released, where would I put the sql code to add the new column so that when they install the app it keeps their current data, but adds that 11th column? Is that even possible or would I need to create another table that references the first with a foreign key?
I am working on an app that will need to connect to an external database and pull certain columns. I am looking for some help in opening a connection to the database. In another words, something like ODBC or JDBC in web development.
I update a value in my Database in a Listview using a Context Menu. The code so far seems to be ok. But everything i try to make the update visible in the View failed. Anyone can point me whats wrong there ? I use a ViewBinder to map the Layout for each row.Code...
Good morning everyone, I am new to programming with Java and Android, I'm trying to make an application to seek an xml in a web address and contains information that should be saved in my sql lite ... The doubt is as follows: I have to download and save the xml file on the device or can just work with it in memory, example: xml = xml.create (www.meusite.com.br / meuxml.xml); how would you do?
I have a main application, and a bunch of sub-applications (they are separate apps, which do not appear on the android home dashboard). I was planning on having a SQLite DB which the main app maintains, and get a list of available sub-apps from. Is there a way to update this main database as the user installs the sub-apps?
Two alternative I was thinking of include:
User installs the sub-apps via the main app, which would then update the DB. Rather than use the DB to find all installed sub-apps, have each sub-app declare a category, and use intents to query for all applications which match that query (is this even possible?
I don't exactly know how android updates the applications. As far as I've read around here it keeps the SQLite database. So, imagine this scenario: one application that uses SQLite database for persisting data. After a while I release v2 which contains some database changes and I need to update user data in database. How can I make this during the update process ?
I am implementing an android application and i can't figure out how to solve this problem : When user clicks to the update button , i want to connect to the my server and check if there is any update on the data , if there is , i want to get data from server and update the database.Should i use xml structure to check and get updates from server or is there any smarter ways to achieve this ?
I have an app which uses a large amount of data which has been compiled outside the app (on my main PC). The app is for my personal use so there are no complications with having to distribute data updates to other users. However, I am currently following a very convoluted and time-consuming procedure each time I want to update the data, and I wonder if anyone can suggest any ways to streamline it.
The procedure I follow whenever I want to add new data is as follows:
I enter the new data into a csv file which I maintain as the source of the relevant table in the database. I use SQLite Database Browser to import the data into an existing SQLite database. (This program does not seem to have the ability to append imported data into an existing table, so whenever a table needs updating I have to delete the existing table, then import data from the csv file into a new table, then manually edit the data types for all the fields in the table.)
I drag the icon for the database file onto the 'assets' folder of my project in Eclipse. I export the project from Eclipse as an apk file. I copy the apk file to my phone (using Astro File Manager) I uninstall the old version of the app and install the new apk. when the app is run, code based on the example set out here copies the data from the 'assets' folder into the app's data folder; this means that each byte of data takes up two bytes in the phone's internal memory; at present this is not a problem, but could be as the volume of data grows; I wonder if there is a more memory-efficient method?
I currently facing problem where user have the choice to enter several working experience, where every working experience include several details (company name, duration, roles etc) I don't know how should I store it since users have the freedom to add as many working experience as they have.I have a table as below
I have a database that gets updated by a background thread. Is is possible for the UI ouput(using a listview) to change when a database entry is added/deleted? I've seen examples of using SimpleCursorAdapter and listViewAdapters and I'm not sure which to use and if it would even work.
I found an "efficient" listViewAdapter which would work great for me since it doesn't call findViewById often and I can change the data structure to hold exactly what I need, but I don't know how to hook it into my database adapter so it dynamically updates the output when there is a database change. Example: http://www.androidsnippets.org/snippets/125/
On an Android layout, I'd like to have a set of rows, each with two TextViews. The leftmost column of TextViews should be right-aligned, just left of an imaginary centerline down the screen. The rightmost column should be left-aligned.
Examples of this can be seen at http://stuff.greenberg.org/ScopeCalc.htm
I have set a content provider, for some reason I am able to to delete a row this way: getContentResolver().delete(myUri, "_id=" + "3", null); but i am not able to delete a row that way: getContentResolver().delete(myUri, "NAME=" + "chris", null); getting this error: 02-15 15:48:08.197: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3043): android.database.sqlite.SQLiteException: no such column: chris: , while compiling: DELETE FROM User WHERE NAME=chris I have checked my database file, and it is there.. but for some reason i can delete columns from my database only by the _id column, how can i fix this? error: 02-15 15:48:08.197: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3043): android.database.sqlite.SQLiteException: no such column: idanmoshik1: , while compiling: DELETE FROM User WHERE USER_NAME=idanmoshik1.
I create a set of RadioButtons in a RadioGroup on the fly (no XML), and would like to arrange them in either two columns or two rows - right now they are in a single column. I could of course create two sets of RadioButtons, and place each in a different RadioGroup view, but presumably then I would have to control the active state of each button by taking into account both views. Does anyone have an idea how to better do this?
I have two SQLite tables, that I would love to join them on a name column. This column contains accented characters, so I am wondering how can I compare them for join. I would like the accents dropped for the comparison to work.
I need create a gridview with 50 columns for my application.Then i did this gridview created with 5000 px width and in the horizontal view.its now working .But the problem is its loads about 5 row of data first time about(250) images in gridview.when scroling it reuse the above rows. but actually i need to load only the images in screen.but it not working.
I am displaying a table of values in my android application, and would like the columns to be distributed evenly in terms of size , instead of sizing according to content. Been playing around with stretchColumns but couldn't manage to figure out the right combination.
I have an XML layout which contains a TableLayout with an unknown number of TableRows... The number of Rows will be established durin runtime, what I do know though is that I want two columns... So I have a couple of questions regarding this :
- is there a way to set the whole TableLayout to have 2 columns ?
- is there a way programmatically to give an id to the (during runtime) created TableRows which will be placed within the TableLayout, so I can reference them later on from other parts of the software ?
I am trying to see if someone can help me with a simple list view I am tying to make. I am specifically facing problem trying to introduce a new column in this list view. Label 3 in xml code below is the new column I m trying to make. Should I have a new linear layout and wrap two text views in it or is there some other option? code...
I am new in Android development, I got a simple question to ask, I know the way how to implement item insert to DB table when there is only one id column and one "name" column in the table, which is code...
But how about there are multiple columns (more than 2 columns) in the table, how to implement the insert function?? For example I have a TABLE (myTable) has the following columns:
"CREATE TABLE myTable (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, date TEXT, time TEXT, cost DOUBLE)"
Now, I want to use SQLiteStatement to insert a item to this table, how to do that?