Gradle buildConfigField BuildConfig cannot resolve symbol


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I was getting the same bug. Try to click on synchronize, on the right side of save. Do that after gradle sync.

Question

I am using Gradle to build my Android application. I am trying to use some flags based on the build type (release or debug).

My Gradle file looks like this:

android {
    buildTypes {
        debug {
            buildConfigField 'boolean', 'PREPROD', 'true'
            buildConfigField 'boolean', 'STAGING', 'false'
        }

        release {
            buildConfigField 'boolean', 'PREPROD', 'false'
            buildConfigField 'boolean', 'STAGING', 'false'
        }
    }
}

And if I try to call BuildConfig.PREPROD or BuildConfig.STAGING I get a "Cannot resolve symbol" error. The Gradle sync was successful, so I don't know if I forgot some steps in order to be able to use this feature?

The generated BuildConfig.java file is the following (in build/source/buildConfig/debug/com.example.myapp):

package com.example.myapp;

public final class BuildConfig {
  public static final boolean DEBUG = Boolean.parseBoolean("true");
  public static final String PACKAGE_NAME = "com.example.myapp";
  public static final String BUILD_TYPE = "debug";
  public static final String FLAVOR = "";
  public static final int VERSION_CODE = 400;
  public static final String VERSION_NAME = "";
}



Just in case that helps somebody else, in my case it was a missing import: import uk.co.yourpackage.yourapp.BuildConfig;

Somehow, nowhere in the doc does it mention you need that include! Made me think it was automatically imported somehow but it ISN'T. not for me at least... So much time lost... Hope that helps another newbie like me!




BuildConfig not getting created correctly (Gradle Android)

Please, be sure that you are building "dev" or "prod" variant. There is no BuildConfig definition in default "debug" and "release" variant. In Android Studio, you can select current variant in bottom left corner:

To simplify your build.gradle file, you can define:

buildTypes {
    debug {
        buildConfigField "String", "URL_SEARCH", "\"https://dev-search.example.com\""
        // etc.
    }
    release {
        buildConfigField "String", "URL_SEARCH", "\"https://search.example.com\""
        // etc.      
    }
}

and then just use default "debug" and "release" variants.

At last, delete semicolon (sign: ';') from the value of buildConfigField parameter.







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