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      Latest reply on Oct 29, 2017 7:50 AM by NotMyName
      Danielfromtherwil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        I have a core-data app about plants and would like to deliver the app with 50 plants for the user. However when I upload the file into iTunes Connect the data is not included. What can I do to have the data (sqlite) included?

        • Re: deliver core-data app with content
          NotMyName Level 4 Level 4 (865 points)

          If it's not in iTunes Connect it means that that file isn't in your app's resource bundle.

           

          You've got three main options:

          • If you just need read only access to that data store, you can just put the SQLite file in you app bundle and set the read-only option when you connect it.  Keep in mind that you can connect multiple data stores in Core Data, it's just a bit more work and less common to do.
          • Host the SQLite file on a web server and add code to let the user download the data.
          • Adid code to your app to build the 50 entities when you detect an empty data store.

          There's another option--add the SQLite file to your app bundle and copy it to the sandbox on first launch--but that's strongly discouraged due to the iCloud backup limits.  If it looks like you're creating a big file without user interaction, you'll get trouble from App Review.