toix12345 toix12345 - 5 months ago 63
Java Question

how to know if firebase ChildEventListener found child ? [android]

so I'm trying to get users key by their email and the problem is that I dont know inside my code if the query actually found something or not .. so I'm assuming if I'm inside onchildadded that the query is successful and a child has been found so I will pass the key to another activity and stop current activity but when I run the app the whole code get executed .. I feel my way is kinda wrong but I didn't find any way to know if the query is sucsessful or a child is found .... if you have any idea pleas help ...

public void searchemail(String email){

Firebase ref = new Firebase("https://<myfirebase>.firebaseio.com/users");
Query queryRef = ref.orderByChild("Email").equalTo(email);


ChildEventListener listener = new ChildEventListener() {

@Override
public void onChildAdded(DataSnapshot dataSnapshot, String s) {

userkey = dataSnapshot.getKey();
homeintent.putExtra("key", userkey);
startActivity(homeintent);
finish();
return;
// I want code to stop here

}}
queryRef.addChildEventListener(listener);

Toast toast = Toast.makeText(this, "email not found", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT); // Im assuming if Im here then no child is found but this always get executed before startactivity
}


OUTPUT :
if email found -> toast will show then home activity will start...
if email not found -> only toast will show..

Answer

The methods of a ChildEventListener get called when the relevant event happened. So onChildAdded() will be called when a child has been added. For this reason you cannot easily use a ChildEventListener to detect if a child exists.

The easiest way to detect if a child exists, is to use a ValueEventListener:

public void searchemail(String email){

  Firebase ref = new Firebase("https://<myfirebase>.firebaseio.com/users");
  Query queryRef = ref.orderByChild("Email").equalTo(email);


   ValueEventListener listener = new ValueEventListener() {

     @Override
     public void onDataChanged(DataSnapshot snapshot) {
       if (snapshot.exists()) {
         for (DataSnapshot child: snapshot.getChildren()) {
           homeintent.putExtra("key", child.getKey());
           startActivity(homeintent);
           break; // exit for loop, we only want one match
         }
       }
       else {
         Toast toast = Toast.makeText(this, "email not found", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT);
       }
     }
   };
   queryRef.addValueEventListener(listener);
}