Gainster Gainster - 6 months ago 59
Android Question

Cursor adapter and sqlite example

I am looking for sample code in which cursor adapter is used with sqlite?


Really simple example.

Here is a really simple, but very effective, example. Once you have the basics down you can easily build off of it.

There are two main parts to using a Cursor Adapter with SQLite:

  1. Create a proper Cursor from the Database.

  2. Create a custom Cursor Adapter that takes the Cursor data from the database and pairs it with the View you intend to represent the data with.

1. Create a proper Cursor from the Database.

In your Activity:

SQLiteOpenHelper sqLiteOpenHelper = new SQLiteOpenHelper( 
        context, DATABASE_NAME, null, DATABASE_VERSION);

SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase = sqLiteOpenHelper.getReadableDatabase();

String query = "SELECT * FROM clients ORDER BY company_name ASC"; // No trailing ';'

Cursor cursor = sqLiteDatabase.rawQuery(query, null); 

ClientCursorAdapter adapter = new ClientCursorAdapter(
        this, R.layout.clients_listview_row, cursor, 0 );


2. Create a Custom Cursor Adapter.

Note: Extending from ResourceCursorAdapter assumes you use XML to create your views.

public class ClientCursorAdapter extends ResourceCursorAdapter {

    public ClientCursorAdapter(Context context, int layout, Cursor cursor, int flags) {
        super(context, layout, cursor, flags);

    public void bindView(View view, Context context, Cursor cursor) {
        TextView name = (TextView) view.findViewById(;

        TextView phone = (TextView) view.findViewById(;