Lucy Lucy - 2 years ago 106
PHP Question

Data is not being displayed on my listview from the database

I'm trying to display a list of user names from the database in phpmyadmin in my app ,but I keep getting the following

Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{ie.example.artur.adminapp/ie.example.artur.adminapp.ShowUsers}: java.lang.NullPointerException: storage == null

I understand that this means that the data is not being sent sot the activity cannot start when selected ,the list is empty but my question why is the list not filling up wit the data ?

This is my ShowUser Activity

package ie.example.artur.adminapp;

import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.StrictMode;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ListView;
import android.widget.Toolbar;
import android.os.AsyncTask;
import android.os.Bundle;

import android.view.View;

import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpPost;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;
import org.json.JSONArray;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import java.util.List;

import static;

* Created by family on 24/07/2017.

public class ShowUsers extends AppCompatActivity {

ListView lv;
//String[] names = {"Amy","John","Joseph","Carl"};
InputStream is = null;
String line= null;
String result = null;
String temp="";
String[] arr;

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

lv = (ListView) findViewById(;

//Inlfate the list view with the items

lv.setAdapter(new ArrayAdapter<String>(ShowUsers.this,android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1,arr));

android.widget.Toolbar toolbar = (android.widget.Toolbar) findViewById(;

StrictMode.ThreadPolicy policy = new StrictMode.ThreadPolicy.Builder().permitAll().build();

//set up the code to fetch data from the database

try {
HttpClient httpClient = new DefaultHttpClient();

HttpPost httpPost = new HttpPost("");

HttpResponse response = httpClient.execute(httpPost);
HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();
is = entity.getContent();
}catch (Exception e){
System.out.println("Exception 1 caught");

try {

BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is,"iso-8859-1"),8);
// Create a String builder object to hold the data
StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
while((line = reader.readLine())!=null)

//Use the toString() method to get the data in the result

result = sb.toString();
//check the data by printing the results in the logcat

System.out.println("-----Here is my data -----");

}catch(Exception e){
System.out.print("Exception 2 caught");


JSONArray jsonArray = new JSONArray(result);//Create a json array
int count = jsonArray.length();

for(int i=0; i<count; i++){
//create a json object to extract the data
JSONObject json_data = jsonArray.getJSONObject(i);
temp +=json_data.getString("name")+":";
//where name is attribute of the getdata table
//using ':' as the delimiter


//Afer receiving everything store the contents in a string array from temo separated using the delimiter
arr = temp.split(":");
//set the list adapter with the array arr

lv.setAdapter(new ArrayAdapter<String>(ShowUsers.this,android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, arr));

}catch(Exception e){
System.out.println("I am really bored of writing all these exception blocks");

public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu)
// Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
getMenuInflater().inflate(, menu);
return true;
public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
// Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
// automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
// as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
switch (item.getItemId())
case : startActivity (new Intent(this, ShowUsers.class));
return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);


This is the table users from the database in phpmyadmin :

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Also this where I have my tut.php file saved:
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tut.php :



$r=mysql_query("select name from users where 1";





*Also I'm using an Android device to do this project

This is what I'm getting back :
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Answer Source

You have an error here . you missed ) closing bracket

$r=mysql_query("select name from users where 1");

Note: use mysqli_* functions.

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