ObjectiveC sqlite3 issue


hey forget all this stuff. If you want your db to contain ' . Just replace your string with %27 & when fetching it back convert it back . You will get what you want. Check below :

// while Inserting into db
    str = [str stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"'" withString:@"%27"];

// while fetching it back
        text = [text stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"%27" withString:@"'"];

Enjoy programming :) :)


I'm finding that I have an issue when updating/inserting into my table in my iPhone app because I have a TEXT column, and when that text includes a ' symbol, things get messed up. What is the best way to handle this?

Should I check before I use a string that has an apostrophe? Is there a quick way to add formatting that will add an escape character in front of each apostrophe?

Does this question even make sense? lol.

Save json object in sqlite like text and retransform to dictionary on read

You should parse your output first with NSJSONSerialization:

NSString *query2 = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"select cancion from canciones where idplaylist = %@", listas[i][0]];
NSArray *canciones = [[NSArray alloc] initWithArray:[self.dbManager loadDataFromDB:query2]];

// I suppose your array canciones should contain only one song object ...
NSError *error = nil;
id object = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:canciones[0] options:0 error:&error];

if(error) { 
    // handle error ... 

if([object isKindOfClass:[NSDictionary class]])
    NSDictionary *result = object;
    [dictionary setObject:result forKey:@"canciones"];

Saving to database
2 options:
- if you get a prepared json string, save it directly to DB, but before you should escape quotes. See eg. here
- if you have NSDictionary:

- (NSString*)JSONStringWithDictionary:(NSDictionary*)dictionary prettyPrinted:(BOOL)prettyPrinted
    NSJSONWritingOptions options = (prettyPrinted) ? NSJSONWritingPrettyPrinted : 0;
    NSData *jsonData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:dictionary options:options error:nil];
    return  [[NSString alloc] initWithBytes:[jsonData bytes] length:[jsonData length] encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

After that you should escape the string too.