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A simple script that generates automatically the sqllite adapter class
Java Python Groovy
Latest commit d47f0b3 @fedepaol Merge pull request #6 from tsouthen/master
Make Provider's DBHelper class and variable protected to facilitate sub-classing

SQLite Helper

Describe your data and generate the content provider automagically

Still Beta. Please report any issues you might have.

Python 2.x script to automatically generate code sqlite helper file for android AND/OR content provider code.

You can generate the sqlite helper class in case you do not need a content provider, or the content provider with a companion client class made of static methods.

Writing a content provider is boring, and it often include writing a lot of boilerplate code.

Even if there are a couple of fully working orms for android, using a content provider is the suggested and only way to export your data to other apps. Moreover, it makes your life easier if you want to take advantage of content observer and / or a loader.

Data description

You need to provide it an input file with the description of the data model you want to generate the code after

The structure of the input file is:

CLASS ClassName
JavaType        FieldName

CLASS ClassName1
Date      BirthDate
String    Name
String    Surname
double     Weight

At the moment the only supported types are

  • Float
  • Double
  • Long
  • Integer
  • Date (as in java.util.Date)
  • float
  • double
  • long
  • int

You can put more than one class in the same file. Another improvement could be to take a java Pojo as input file.


The usage is pretty simple. Provide the input file, the name of the class you want to create and the name of the package you want the class to belong to. [-h] [-name NAME] [-f INFILE] [-p PACKAGE] [-a AUTHORITY] [-v DBVERSION]

Generates a sqlite helper class, a content provider and a content provider client.


python -f sample.txt -n SampleGenerate -p com.whiterabbit -a com.whiterabbit.provider


This script uses jinja2 template engine in order to generate the various files, so it must be installed in the current environment. The best way to install it is through pip or easy_install. If you have either one of them available on your machine, all you have to do is

pip install Jinja2


easy_install Jinja2

If you have any issue or question please contact me at

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