Integer to NSInteger And Save To Core Data

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Integer to NSInteger And Save To Core Data

I have a integer named marbles, and am trying to save it into an array using the following code:

[records setValue:marbles forKey:@"marbles"];

With this code, I get the warning:

warning: Semantic Issue: Incompatible integer to pointer conversion sending ‘int’ to parameter of type ‘id’

So, How do I set the value for an NSInteger.

Next Question, How do re-upload the array into core data? I fetch the array, make changes, and how do I apply those changes back to Core Data?


Solution :

Initialize an NSNumber (which is what CoreData is expecting) with your integer:

NSNumber *marbleNumber = [NSNumber numberWithInt:marbles];
[records setObject:marbleNumber forKey@"marbles"];


[records setMarbles:[NSNumber numberWithInt:marbles]];

To persist your changes, you save your context:

NSError *error;
[myManagedObjectContext save:&error];

//handle your error

NSArrays will only take objects, so the first step is to turn your NSInteger into a NSNumber using this method:

+ (NSNumber *)numberWithInt:(int)value


NSNumber *myNumber = [NSNumber numberWithInt:marbles];

and then you can do:

[records setValue:myNumber forKey:@"marbles"];

Basically once you fetch the data, you get a managedObjectContext, think of it as a drawing board, and any changes (including adding or deleting new objects), you make to this objects may be saved again to CoreData using something like this:

NSError *error;
        if (![context save:&error]) {
            // Update to handle the error appropriately.
            NSLog(@"Unresolved error %@, %@", error, [error userInfo]);
            exit(-1);  // Fail

Where context is the context you would get with your NSFetchedResultsController. Which you can get like this:

NSManagedObjectContext *context = [fetchedResultsController managedObjectContext];

I would recommend taking a look at the Core Data programming guide

- (id)primitiveValueForKey:(NSString *)key;    
- (void)setPrimitiveValue:(id)value forKey:(NSString *)key;

use NSNumber in place of (id)value

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