shaharnakash shaharnakash - 2 months ago 7
iOS Question

how to retrive all CNContactStore from device without filter

I'm trying to insert into

var contacts: [CNContact] = []

the
var store = CNContactStore()
but I did not find the right code for this job, i found this function that I need to give that a name

func findContactsWithName(name: String) {
AppDelegate.sharedDelegate().checkAccessStatus({ (accessGranted) -> Void in
if accessGranted {
dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), { () -> Void in
do {
let predicate: NSPredicate = CNContact.predicateForContactsMatchingName(name)
let keysToFetch = [CNContactGivenNameKey, CNContactFamilyNameKey, CNContactBirthdayKey, CNContactViewController.descriptorForRequiredKeys()]
self.contacts = try self.store.unifiedContactsMatchingPredicate(predicate, keysToFetch:keysToFetch)


self.tableView.reloadData()
}
catch {
print("Unable to refetch the selected contact.")
}
})
}
})
}


I want to insert
self.contacts
all the records and not only one with name equal

Answer

Update

Based on comment from OP, please try the following CNContactFetchRequest-based API to retrieve all contacts without a filter. I run this on a background thread to reduce any possible issues huge numbers of contacts.

func findContactsOnBackgroundThread ( completionHandler:(contacts:[CNContact]?)->()) {

        dispatch_async(dispatch_get_global_queue(QOS_CLASS_USER_INITIATED, 0), { () -> Void in

            let keysToFetch = [CNContactFormatter.descriptorForRequiredKeysForStyle(.FullName),CNContactPhoneNumbersKey] //CNContactIdentifierKey
            let fetchRequest = CNContactFetchRequest( keysToFetch: keysToFetch)
            var contacts = [CNContact]()
            CNContact.localizedStringForKey(CNLabelPhoneNumberiPhone)

            fetchRequest.mutableObjects = false
            fetchRequest.unifyResults = true
            fetchRequest.sortOrder = .UserDefault

            let contactStoreID = CNContactStore().defaultContainerIdentifier()
            print("\(contactStoreID)")


            do {

                try CNContactStore().enumerateContactsWithFetchRequest(fetchRequest) { (contact, stop) -> Void in
                    //do something with contact
                    if contact.phoneNumbers.count > 0 {
                        contacts.append(contact)
                    }

                }
            } catch let e as NSError {
                print(e.localizedDescription)
            }

            dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), { () -> Void in
                completionHandler(contacts: contacts)

            })
        })
    }

Generally speaking you would normally set a predicate to nil to retrieve all of the contacts when using CNContactFetchRequest class rather than as described in your code.

Note

If you want to use your existing API then I recommend setting the predicate to true:

 NSPredicate(value: true)

This should make all contacts return. If that does not work consider switching to the CNConctactFetchRequest API to enumerate the Contacts. In that event you could then set the predicate to nil to fetch all contacts (using CNConctactFetchRequest).

CNContactFetch-Predicate

This is how you might modify the existing method:

func findContacts()->[CNContact] {
        AppDelegate.sharedDelegate().checkAccessStatus({ (accessGranted) -> Void in
            if accessGranted {
                dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), { () -> Void in
                    do {
                        let predicate: NSPredicate = NSPredicate(value: true)
                        let keysToFetch = [CNContactGivenNameKey, CNContactFamilyNameKey, CNContactBirthdayKey, CNContactViewController.descriptorForRequiredKeys()]
                        self.contacts = try self.store.unifiedContactsMatchingPredicate(predicate, keysToFetch:keysToFetch)


                        self.tableView.reloadData()
                    }
                    catch {
                        print("Unable to refetch the selected contact.")
                    }
                })
            }
        })
    }

And to use:

let contacts = findContacts()

Apple has a simpler sample:

let store = CNContactStore()
let contacts = try store.unifiedContactsMatchingPredicate(CNContact.predicateForContactsMatchingName("Appleseed"), keysToFetch:[CNContactGivenNameKey, CNContactFamilyNameKey])

For your use-case, you could try to modify the Apple Sample like this:

//Use the reference to look up additional keys constants that you may want to fetch
let store = CNContactStore()
let contacts = try store.unifiedContactsMatchingPredicate(NSPredicate(value: true), keysToFetch:[CNContactGivenNameKey, CNContactFamilyNameKey])

More Apple Samples for the Contacts Framework

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