AbAppletic AbAppletic - 5 months ago 28
Android Question

How to exclude item from a FirebaseRecyclerAdapter

I have this code in my


public void populateViewHolder(final CampaignHolder viewHolder, final Campaign campaign, final int position) {
String k = getRef(position).getKey();
ref.child(k).child("users").addListenerForSingleValueEvent(new ValueEventListener() {
public void onDataChange(DataSnapshot dataSnapshot) {
if (!dataSnapshot.hasChild(getUid())) {

public void onCancelled(DatabaseError databaseError) {

//...Populating the viewholder...

I want to remove the item if
, otherwise just keep on populating the ViewHolder normally. Note that I don't want to remove the item from the database, I only want it gone from the
. What method is available for doing this?

Edit: I am STILL looking for a solution for this problem as it has not been fixed. My solution is HIGHLY discouraged and very bad practice, and I have reconsidered using it myself.


I ended up making it manually as so:

   viewHolder.itemView.setVisibility(View.GONE); //itemView is a view provided by Android, no need to initiate it.

This says, if x is true, get the row and set its visibility to GONE. This solved the problem for me. I will probably fork this on GitHub.

Edit: This is extremely bad practice and very glitchy. I HIGHLY discourage ANYONE to use this since it will make your RecyclerView very glitchy and will cause excess data loading, which is NOT what your users want.