Jan Leenneje Jan Leenneje - 8 months ago 28
Swift Question

keyPathsForValuesAffecting with NSManagedObject

I would like to translate an objective'c exercise from an Aaron's book to swift but I can't find the solution. The Objective'c code is :

@dynamic firstName;
@dynamic lastName;
@dynamic department;

+ (NSSet *)keyPathsForValuesAffectingFullName
return [NSSet setWithObjects:@"firstName", @"lastName", nil];

- (NSString *)fullName
NSString *first = [self firstName];
NSString *last = [self lastName];
if (!first)
return last;
if (!last)
return first;
return [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@ %@", first, last];

I found a function in the developer documentation but I can't understand how to implement this code.

to be more explicit, this is the Apple doc

To-one Relationships

To trigger notifications automatically for a to-one relationship you should either override keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey: or implement a suitable method that follows the pattern it defines for registering dependent keys.

For example, the full name of a person is dependent on both the first and last names. A method that returns the full name could be written as follows:

  • (NSString *)fullName {
    return [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@ %@",firstName, lastName];
    An application observing the fullName property must be notified when either the firstName or lastName properties change, as they affect the value of the property.

One solution is to override keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey: specifying that the fullName property of a person is dependent on the lastName and firstName properties. Listing 1 shows an example implementation of such a dependency:

Listing 1 Example implementation of keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey:
+ (NSSet *)keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey:(NSString *)key {

NSSet *keyPaths = [super keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey:key];

if ([key isEqualToString:@"fullName"]) {
NSArray *affectingKeys = @[@"lastName", @"firstName"];
keyPaths = [keyPaths setByAddingObjectsFromArray:affectingKeys];
return keyPaths;



class func keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey(_ key: String) -> NSSet

Can somebody tell me how implement this function in swift?

Thank you for helping me.


I found the solution of my problem! Just override the func keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey(key: String) with class before

Here the code:

class Locataires: NSManagedObject {
@NSManaged var firstName: String
@NSManaged var lastName: String
var fullName: NSString {
    get {
 return firstName + lastName

override class func keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey(key: String) -> NSSet {
    if key == «fullName « {
        let mesClefs = ["firstName", "lastName"]
        return NSSet(array: mesClefs)
    else {
        return super.keyPathsForValuesAffectingValueForKey(key)

Thanks for the help Jan