Michael Williams Michael Williams - 1 month ago 10
Swift Question

Cast from 'FIRRemoteConfigValue!' to unrelated type 'String' always fails

I have about 50 of this same warning in my project. Since updating, all of my functions where I call

snapshot.value["something"] as! String
are failing. They all used to work before. I'm not even using the RemoteConfig feature. I just want to retrieve data.

Example from my User class:

init(snapshot: FIRDataSnapshot) {
firstName = snapshot.value!["firstName"] as! String
lastName = snapshot.value!["lastName"] as! String
}


Example from a function (I can give more examples but its basically more of the same):

func loadProfileImage(ref:FIRDatabaseReference) {
ref.observeEventType(.Value, withBlock: {snapshot in
let base64String = snapshot.value!["profileImgURL"] as! String
let decodedData = NSData(base64EncodedString: base64String, options:NSDataBase64DecodingOptions.IgnoreUnknownCharacters)
if let decodedImage = UIImage(data: decodedData!) {
self.profileImgImageView.contentMode = .ScaleAspectFill
self.profileImgImageView.layer.cornerRadius = self.profileImgImageView.frame.size.width / 2
self.profileImgImageView.clipsToBounds = true
self.profileImgImageView.image = decodedImage as UIImage
}
})
}


The app runs because they are just warnings but the warnings are correct because the app fails as soon as it tries to retrieve any data.

Answer

So apparently having the Firebase/RemoteConfig pod causes this error. As soon as I uninstalled the pod, the warning went away. Definitely putting this in as a bug.