Why not use android.database.SQLException? #223

greenrobot opened this Issue Apr 5, 2016 · 1 comment


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When switching from the system's SQLite to SQLCipher, one of the more obvious behavioral changes is exception handling. Apps that work with android.database.SQLException or one of its subclasses have to be changed. The compiler won't complain because those are runtime exceptions.

That's why I wanted to ask if SQLCipher could use the standard exceptions for better compatibility. The standard constructors are public: http://developer.android.com/intl/in/reference/android/database/sqlite/SQLiteException.html


Hello @greenrobot

Thank you for your feedback. The inclusion of SQLiteException found within the Java API is historical, as the project was initially assembled from an currently dated version of android.database.sqlite. We will keep this in mind as we make changes to support Android N going forward.

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