gavsta707 gavsta707 - 5 months ago 19
iOS Question

Saving an integer in core data

Overview

I need to save several TextFields into CoreData, but only the first one (Seen as pickerView below) saves and prints correctly. The others do not save correctly, for instance, when I try to save the integer ones, I get an error saying that they cannot take a String, which makes sense. I just cannot find a way to fix the integer-string issue. The other error occurs when I attempted to cast everything as a string ( mainly because I won't need to do any arithmetic on it, so it doesn't matter ), and it just gives me a breaking point in the saveButton function.

What I would like to know

What I ultimately need is the ability to save all of these TextFields into CoreData so that I can later retrieve them. I appreciate the help in advance. Thank you!

NOTE

I am including the entire ( or most of ) the ViewController.swift file so that you can see how I am declaring things and then how they are being called. The code in question is located in the saveButton action at the bottom of the code block.

CODE

@IBOutlet weak var locationOfMachine: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var engineHours: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var YOM: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var serialNo: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var modelName: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var pickerTextField: UITextField!
var pickOption = ["Wirtgen","Kleeman","Hamm","Vögele"]
override func viewDidLoad() {
super.viewDidLoad()
var pickerView = UIPickerView()
pickerView.delegate = self


pickerTextField.inputView = pickerView
// Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
}

override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
super.didReceiveMemoryWarning()
// Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
}
func numberOfComponentsInPickerView(pickerView: UIPickerView) -> Int {
return 1
}




@IBAction func saveButton(sender: AnyObject)
{
var appDel: AppDelegate = (UIApplication.sharedApplication().delegate as! AppDelegate)
var context:NSManagedObjectContext = appDel.managedObjectContext

var entity1 = NSEntityDescription.insertNewObjectForEntityForName("UsedInfo", inManagedObjectContext:context) as NSManagedObject
entity1.setValue(pickerTextField.text, forKey: "product")
entity1.setValue(modelName.text, forKey:"modelName")
entity1.setValue(serialNo.text, forKey:"serialNo")
entity1.setValue(Int(YOM.text!), forKey:"yom")
entity1.setValue(engineHours.text, forKey:"engineHours")
entity1.setValue(locationOfMachine.text, forKey:"location")
print(entity1.valueForKey("product"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("modelName"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("serialNo"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("yom"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("engineHours"))


do {
try context.save()
}
catch {
print("error")
}


}


EDIT

Upon trying to save everything as just a string, since i only need to retrieve it, I run into this issue:

entity1.setValue(pickerTextField.text, forKey: "product")
entity1.setValue(modelName.text, forKey:"modelName")
entity1.setValue(serialNo.text, forKey:"serialNo") <-Thread1:Breakpoint1.1
entity1.setValue(YOM.text, forKey:"yom")
entity1.setValue(engineHours.text, forKey:"engineHours")
entity1.setValue(locationOfMachine.text, forKey:"location")
print(entity1.valueForKey("product"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("modelName"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("serialNo"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("yom"))
print(entity1.valueForKey("engineHours"))


I also get "(lldb)" in the debugger window.

Answer

For things that don't need arithmetic, define them as strings in Core Data. For other numbers, it should work to do as you have with Int(YOM.text!).

However, I suggest that you create a managed object subclass for "UsedInfo" so that you can work directly with its properties instead of using setValue:forKey:. The benefit of a subclass is that it will show you data types explicitly.