Deepak Deepak - 4 months ago 26
Android Question

Using SimpleCursorAdapter with Spinner?

I have a db with table "mytable" having 2 colums "id","sampletext"
I want to query distinct values of sampletext and feed to a Spinner using SimpleCursorAdapter.

here is what is tried

String[] cols=new String[]{"sampletext"};
int[] lbls=new lbls[]{android.R.id.text1};
mycursor=sdb.query(true,"mytable", cols,null,null,null,null,null,null);
sca=new SimpleCursorAdapter(this, android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, mycursor, cols,lbls,0);
sca.setDropDownViewResource(android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item);
spn.setAdapter(sca);


When i run this i get error at line 4 : id does not exist.
when i changed first line to "id" the spinner got populated with id values.
But i need "sampletext", what am i doing wrong?
Appreciate any suggestions

Answer
what am i doing wrong

you didnt read documentation ...

there are two arrays of string with columns: first in used in query, second one in Adapter constructor(you used only one array for both)

first one tells sqlite which columns should be taken to Cursor, second tells Adapter which ones should be showed/mapped to Views in single row...

Next CursorAdapter needs Cursor with column named _id

So now it's pretty obvious that we should do smthin like this:

String[] queryCols=new String[]{"_id", "sampletext"};
String[] adapterCols=new String[]{"sampletext"};
int[] adapterRowViews=new int[]{android.R.id.text1};
mycursor=sdb.query(true,"mytable", queryCols,null,null,null,null,null,null);
sca=new SimpleCursorAdapter(this, android.R.layout.simple_spinner_item, mycursor, adapterCols, adapterRowViews,0);
sca.setDropDownViewResource(android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item);
spn.setAdapter(sca);
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