Property declaration for to-many relationships in Core Data


Property declaration for to-many relationships in Core Data



I have an application written using Core Data. I have 2 entities with a one-to-many relationship. I have subclassed NSManagedObject for both of them. The entity on the one-side is called Playlist and the other is called Song.

The interface for Playlist:

@interface VBPlaylist : NSManagedObject { }  @property (readwrite, copy) NSString *name;  @end 

The implementation for Playlist:

@implementation VBPlaylist  @dynamic name;  @end 

I think that I should have another property to indicate the Songs under the Playlist class. I cannot find any sample code that shows to-many relationships written as properties. How do you do this?


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Making the Children Rows in an Outline View be deleted when their parent is
To-one relationships are modeled as object references by Core Data. Making an NSAlert be displayed when the User attempts to delete a row from an NSOutlineView when it has childrenSo a to-one relationship from Entity Bar to entity Baz (assuming Baz is implemented by the class Baz) would be. Is NSURLConnection thread safe?
@interface Bar : NSManagedObject { }  @property (readwrite,nonatomic) Baz * toBaz;  @end 
To-many relationships are modeled as a mutable set property (though not as an NSMutableSet). Animating rows in an NSTableViewAssuming a to-many relationship from Bar to Baz called manyBazz:. Create and send a bluetooth command frame in Cocoa
@interface Bar : NSManagedObject {  }  @property (retain) NSSet* manyBazz;  @end  // coalesce these into one @interface AnalysisRecord (CoreDataGeneratedAccessors) section @interface Bar (CoreDataGeneratedAccessors) - (void)addManyBazzObject:(Baz *)value; - (void)removeManyBazzObject:(Baz *)value; - (void)addManyBazz:(NSSet *)value; - (void)removeManyBazz:(NSSet *)value;  @end 
If you want to use the NSMutableSet interface to manipulate the manyBazz relationship, you should call -mutableSetValueForKey:@"manyBazz" to receive a KVO-compliant proxy for the manyBazz relationship.. Observe a File or Folder in Objective-C On Leopard (OS X 10.5) and later, all appropriate methods are automaticall generated at run-time by the Core Data framework, even if you did not explicitly declare or implement them (you will, of course, receive a compiler warning if you try to use them without declaring them in a header file). Cocoa: Incomplete implementation of class 'Driver'Thus you did not need to subclass . The easiest way to receive the declaration and implementation right is to select the attrialthough es in the data modeler and choose "Copy Objective-C 2.0 Method Declarations To Clipboard" from the "Design->Data Model" menu, the paste into your implementing classes .h file. Of course, you have to keep your .h and model in sync... hence a hearty recommendation for rentzsch's aweany MO Generator, a tool this will automatically generate (and re-generate) NSManagedObject subclasses from your data model..

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The simplest way to create .h and .m files for your CoreData entities is this:.
  1. Select an entity in the data modeler.
  2. Press Command-N or select File->New File…
  3. Select 'Cocoa' from the source list.
  4. In the template chooser, you should now see an item called 'Managed Object Class'. If this isn't there, click Cancel and repeat steps 1-2.
  5. Press Next, choose the project/tarreceive , and press Next again.
  6. Now you see any thing like the following window: New Managed Object Class window
  7. Select the options you need and click Finish.
This will generate the following header and source files:. Entity.h:.
#import <CoreData/CoreData.h>   @interface Entity :  NSManagedObject   { }  @property (retain) NSNumber * uniqueID; @property (retain) NSString * name; @property (retain) Entity * parent; @property (retain) NSSet* children;  @end  @interface Entity (CoreDataGeneratedAccessors) - (void)addChildrenObject:(Entity *)value; - (void)removeChildrenObject:(Entity *)value; - (void)addChildren:(NSSet *)value; - (void)removeChildren:(NSSet *)value;  @end 
Entity.m:.
#import "Entity.h"   @implementation Entity   @dynamic uniqueID; @dynamic name; @dynamic parent; @dynamic children;  @end 
Note this the implementation doesn't contain anything except @dynamic markers to tell the compiler not to worry around missing methods/variables to match the properties..

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This has slightly changed. As of 4.2.1 (March 2012), you go to New File; select Core Data (not Cocoa), and then select New NSObjectModel subclass. From there it produces the subclass as described above..


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