user2179936 user2179936 - 6 months ago 153
iOS Question

Realm Migration doesn't work

let config = Realm.Configuration(
// Set the new schema version. This must be greater than the previously used
// version (if you've never set a schema version before, the version is 0).
schemaVersion: 1,

// Set the block which will be called automatically when opening a Realm with
// a schema version lower than the one set above
migrationBlock: { migration, oldSchemaVersion in
// We haven’t migrated anything yet, so oldSchemaVersion == 0
if (oldSchemaVersion < 1) {
// Nothing to do!
// Realm will automatically detect new properties and removed properties
// And will update the schema on disk automatically
}
})

// Tell Realm to use this new configuration object for the default Realm
Realm.Configuration.defaultConfiguration = config

// Now that we've told Realm how to handle the schema change, opening the file
// will automatically perform the migration
let realm = try! Realm()


This was put in application(application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:)

In my test program, I have changed the fields in my object. I would like to remove everything in the database, and move to the new field types. I've copied the code above from the documentation, but it appears to do nothing. I still get these errors:

fatal error: 'try!' expression unexpectedly raised an error: Error Domain=io.realm Code=0 "Migration is required due to the following errors:
- Property types for 'unit' property do not match. Old type 'string', new type 'int'
- Property 'reps' has been added to latest object model." UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=Migration is required due to the following errors:
- Property types for 'unit' property do not match. Old type 'string', new type 'int'
- Property 'reps' has been added to latest object model.}: file /Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/swiftlang/swiftlang-700.1.101.15/src/swift/stdlib/public/core/


Any ideas?

Answer

As long as you're in local development only, I'd recommend to reset your Realm database instead of doing a migration. Migrations are the way to go, if you have already shipped a version of your app with another schema and want to keep user data.

You can delete the database by deleting the app from the simulator or the device. Alternatively you can use NSFileManager to delete the Realm file before accessing the database.

let defaultPath = Realm.Configuration.defaultConfiguration.path!
try NSFileManager.defaultManager().removeItemAtPath(defaultPath)