viirus viirus - 3 months ago 12x
iOS Question

Store NSMeasurement or NSUnit in Core Data

iOS 10 introduces new classes for measurements and units. I would like to either store a NSMeasurement or NSUnit object in my core data database, so that I can store different measurements in my database.

Is there a good way to do this? Since my app would only use a subset of all available units, I could in theory create a string representation of the units and use a switch statement to get the actual unit classes from that when needed. But that feels overly complicated and error prone.


Both of those classes conform to NSCoding, so you can a store them as "transformable" attributes. As transformables, you read/write object values directly from/to the attribute, and Core Data automatically converts between the object type and NSData as needed. You don't need to do any conversions of your own.