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.
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 ENDCLASS CLASS ClassName1 Date BirthDate String Name String Surname double Weight ENDCLASS
At the moment the only supported types are
- Date (as in java.util.Date)
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.
sql_lite_helper.py [-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 sql_lite_helper.py -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
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