iPad File structure question

Glen Bojsza gbojsza at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 14:24:00 EDT 2015

Well I am behind when learning to make an iPad app... the SQLite is also a
checkbox in iOS Standalone settings (I see nothing about database libraries
so I assume LC 8 handles this in the background)

Also, the "engine's folder" may work since I would load the database in
memory while the app is running alternatively I can put them in the cache
or Documents folder as suggested.


On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Glen Bojsza <gbojsza at gmail.com> wrote:

> This must be how a lot of the other apps are doing it since I have seen
> their SQLite files in their app contents.
> I am only doing read only and was hoping that this be fine but your
> suggestions are well taken.
> What is the syntax for copying the file from the engine's folder?
> Also any idea why I can't select Script Libraries for database and
> Database Support for SQLite?
> Glen
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 12:31 PM, Ralph DiMola <rdimola at evergreeninfo.net>
> wrote:
>> Mobile app's files specified in the "copy files" pane of the standalone
>> settings are accessed via "the engine folder" path. You can't open SQLite
>> DBs in "the engine folder" because "the engine folder" is read-only. There
>> is no facility to open a SQLite db read-only. Option 1:Copy the db from
>> "the
>> engine folder" to "the documents folder" and open it there. On iOS make
>> sure
>> you mark any large files in the documents folder as "no backup" to make it
>> through the review process. Option 2: Copy the db from "the engine folder"
>> to "specialFolderPath("cache")" and open it there. The user can clear the
>> cache so check at each startup to make sure the db is still in the
>> "specialFolderPath("cache")" folder. There is no size limitation(within
>> reason) for the cache on iOS as it is not backed up to the cloud.
>> Ralph DiMola
>> IT Director
>> Evergreen Information Services
>> rdimola at evergreeninfo.net

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