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Core Data iOS Essentials

By : Bintu Harwani, B. M. Harwani
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Core Data iOS Essentials

By: Bintu Harwani, B. M. Harwani

Overview of this book

Core Data is the essential ingredient in data driven iOS apps. It's used for storing, retrieving, and manipulating application data in databases, XML, and binary formats. It's an essential component for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad apps.Core Data Essentials provides a clear, readable guide to the most useful aspects of Core Data. Built around a realistic example app, the book showcases the most important aspects of Core Data development in the context of a complete, functioning app written in Objective C.The book starts with a tour of how the app works. Then you'll see how to easily display data using the Table View. You'll learn how to develop an appropriate data model that fits the needs of your app, then implement that model as updatable data objects. You'll see how to update data and build relationships between objects and learn how Core Data can work with search, and how to provide your users with friendly data editing features.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Core Data iOS Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Entity Relationship Diagram

Our application consists of three entities:

  • Customer

  • Product

  • MasterProduct

The Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) of the application is as shown in the following figure:

Let's have a quick look at the usage of the three entities displayed in the preceding figure:

  • The Product table is used to store information about products sold to the selected customer. The table has three fields: itemname, price, and quantity. This table is related to the Customer table via a many-to-one relationship because many customers may purchase the same product.

  • The Customer table is used to store information about the customer and has three data fields: name, e-mail ID, and contact number. This table is related to the Product table via a one-to-many relationship because a customer can purchase more than one product.

  • The MasterProduct table is used to store information about the vendor's products. This table also shows the quantity on hand for each product. The table has four fields: itemname...