Jason G Jason G - 4 months ago 5x
iOS Question

sqlite for swift is unstable

I've set up swift project to use sqlite. sometimes, when inserting it doesn't actually insert the correct (or all) the values. I know because I restart the app, and when I come back in the entries are either randomly wrong (with stuff not inserted) or nil. but sometimes correct.

here is where I set it, and yes the data is correct in the values before inserting.

let update = "INSERT INTO ToDoItem (itemName, completed, goalDate) " + "VALUES (?, ?, ?);"
var statement: COpaquePointer = nil
if sqlite3_prepare_v2(database, update, -1, &statement, nil) == SQLITE_OK {
let itemName = item.itemName as String
let completed = item.completed == true ? 1 : 0

sqlite3_bind_text(statement, 1, itemName, -1, nil)
sqlite3_bind_int(statement, 2, Int32(completed))

if let goalDate = item.goalDate?.toString() {
sqlite3_bind_text(statement, 3, goalDate, -1, nil)
} else {
sqlite3_bind_text(statement, 3, "", -1, nil)

//println("inserting \(itemName), \(completed) and \(item.goalDate?.toString())")

if sqlite3_step(statement) != SQLITE_DONE {
println("error updateing table")


you can see the commented out println in the middle, if that is not commented out, then the itemName sometimes gets part of that string.


I had the same problem. I found the way to resolve this problem.

sqlite3_bind_text(statement, 1, itemName, -1, nil) --> itemName should be UTF8 String

You should convert itemName as NSString and use UTF8String to convert your string to UTF8. Right code is the same here

let itemName = item.itemName as NSString
sqlite3_bind_text(statement, 1, itemName.UTF8String, -1, nil)

Good luck.