Achint Achint - 1 year ago 128
Android Question

Saving ArrayLists in SQLite databases

So I want to save an ordered set of double values, and I want to be able to insert, retrieve or delete any value from this easily. As of such, I'm using a an ArrayList, where I define a class called Doubles to store the double values.

How do I store this arraylist in a record in an SQLite database? I mean...what should the columns type be? Can it be done?

Answer Source

You cannot insert ArrayList directly into Sqlite. Instead, you could use JSONObject (org.json.JSONObject) to insert the ArrayList. Please check below snippet, you can try something like below....

To insert,

JSONObject json = new JSONObject();
json.put("uniqueArrays", new JSONArray(items));
String arrayList = json.toString();

Insert the string into db.

To Read, Read the string from db as String,

 JSONObject json = new JSONObject(stringreadfromsqlite);
  ArrayList items = json.optJSONArray("uniqueArrays");
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