Android SQLite Database Tutorial

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SQLite is a opensource SQL database that stores data to a text file on a device. Android comes in with built in SQLite database implementation.

SQLite supports all the relational datbase features. In order to access this database , you don't need to establish any kind of connections for it like JDBC,ODBC e.t.c

Database - Package

The main package is android.database.sqlite that contains the classes to manage your own databases

Database - Creation

In order to create a database you just need to call this method openOrCreateDatabase with your database name and mode as a parameter. It returns an instance of SQLite database which you have to recieve in your own object.Its syntax is given below

SQLiteDatabse mydatabase = openOrCreateDatabase("your database name",MODE_PRIVATE,null);

Apart from this , there are other functions availaible in the databsae package , that does this job. They are listed below

Sr.NoMethod & Description
1openDatabase(String path, SQLiteDatabase.CursorFactory factory, int flags, DatabaseErrorHandler errorHandler)
This method only opens the existing database with the appropriate flag mode. The common flags mode could be OPEN_READWRITE OPEN_READONLY
2openDatabase(String path, SQLiteDatabase.CursorFactory factory, int flags)
It is similar to the above method as it also opens the exisiting database but it does not define any handler to handle the errors of databases
3openOrCreateDatabase(String path, SQLiteDatabase.CursorFactory factory)
It not only opens but create the datbase if it not exists. This method is equivalent to openDatabase method
4openOrCreateDatabase(File file, SQLiteDatabase.CursorFactory factory)
This method is similar to above method but it takes the File object as a path rather then a string. It is equavilent to file.getPath()

Database - Insertion

we can create table or insert data into table using execSQL method defined in SQLiteDatabase class. Its syntax is given below

mydatabase.execSQL("CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS TutorialsPoint(Username VARCHAR,Password VARCHAR);");
mydatabase.execSQL("INSERT INTO TutorialsPoint VALUES('admin','admin');");

This will insert some values into our table in our database. Another method that also does the same job but take some additional parameter is given below

Sr.NoMethod & Description
1execSQL(String sql, Object[] bindArgs)
This method not only insert data , but also used to update or modify already existing data in database using bind arguments

Database - Fetching

We can retrieve anything from datbase using an object of the Cursor class. We will call a method of this class called rawQuery and it will return a resultset with the cursor pointing to the table. We can move the cursor forward and retrieve the data.

Cursor resultSet = mydatbase.rawQuery("Select * from TutorialsPoint",null);
resultSet.moveToFirst();
String username = resultSet.getString(1);
String password = resultSet.getString(2);

There are other functions availaible in the Cursor class that allows us to effectively retrieve the data. That includes

Sr.NoMethod & Description
1getColumnCount()
This method return the total number of columns of the table.
2getColumnIndex(String columnName)
This method returns the index number of a column by specifying the name of the column
3getColumnName(int columnIndex)
This method returns the name of the column by specifying the index of the column
4getColumnNames()
This method returns the array of all the column names of the table.
5getCount()
This method returns the total number of rows in the cursor
6getPosition()
This method returns the current position of the cursor in the table
7isClosed()
This method returns true if the cursor is closed and return false otherwise

Datbase - Helper class

For managing all the operations related to the datbase , an helper class has been given and is called SQLiteOpenHelper. It automatically manages the creation and updation of the datbase. Its syntax is given below

public class DBHelper extends SQLiteOpenHelper {
   public DBHelper(){
      super(context,DATABASE_NAME,null,1);
   }
   public void onCreate(SQLiteDatabase db) {}
   public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase database, int oldVersion, int newVersion) {}
}

Example

Here is an example demonstrating the use of SQLite Datbase. It creates a basic contacts applications that allows insertion , deletion and modification of contacts.

To experiment with this example , you need to run this on an actual device on which camera is supported.

StepsDescription
1You will use Eclipse IDE to create an Android application and name it as AddressBook under a package com.example.addressbook. While creating this project, make sure you Target SDK and Compile With at the latest version of Android SDK to use higher levels of APIs.
2Modify src/MainActivity.java file to get refrences of all the XML components and populate the contacts on listView.
3Create new src/DBHelper.java that will manage the datbase work
4Create a new Activity as DisplayContact.java that will display the contact on the screen
5Modify the res/layout/activity_main to add respective XML components
6Modify the res/layout/activity_display_contact.xml to add respective XML components
7Modify the res/values/string.xml to add necessary string components
8Modify the res/menu/display_contact.xml to add necessary menu components
9Create a new menu as res/menu/mainmenu.xml to add the insert contact option
10Run the application and choose a running android device and install the application on it and verify the results.

Following is the content of the modifed main activity file src/com.example.addressbook/MainActivity.java.

package com.example.addressbook;

import java.util.ArrayList;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.view.KeyEvent;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.AdapterView.OnItemClickListener;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ListView;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {
   public final static String EXTRA_MESSAGE = "com.example.AddressBook.MESSAGE";

   private ListView obj;	
   DBHelper mydb;

   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
      setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

      mydb = new DBHelper(this);
      ArrayList array_list = mydb.getAllCotacts();

      ArrayAdapter arrayAdapter =      
      new ArrayAdapter(this,android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1, array_list);

      //adding it to the list view.
      obj = (ListView)findViewById(R.id.listView1);
      obj.setAdapter(arrayAdapter);

      obj.setOnItemClickListener(new OnItemClickListener(){

     @Override
     public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> arg0, View arg1, int arg2,
     long arg3) {
         // TODO Auto-generated method stub
         int id_To_Search = arg2 + 1;
         Bundle dataBundle = new Bundle();
         dataBundle.putInt("id", id_To_Search);
         Intent intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(),com.example.addressbook.DisplayContact.class);
         intent.putExtras(dataBundle);
         startActivity(intent);
     }
     });
   }
   @Override
   public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
      // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
      getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.mainmenu, menu);
      return true;
      }
   @Override 
   public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) 
   { 
      super.onOptionsItemSelected(item); 
      switch(item.getItemId()) 
      { 
         case R.id.item1: 
            Bundle dataBundle = new Bundle();
            dataBundle.putInt("id", 0);
            Intent intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(),com.example.addressbook.DisplayContact.class);
            intent.putExtras(dataBundle);
            startActivity(intent);
            return true; 
         default: 
            return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item); 

       } 

   } 
   public boolean onKeyDown(int keycode, KeyEvent event) {
      if (keycode == KeyEvent.KEYCODE_BACK) {
         moveTaskToBack(true);
      }
      return super.onKeyDown(keycode, event);
   }

}

Following is the modified content of display contact activity src/com.example.addressbook/DisplayContact.java

package com.example.addressbook;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.app.AlertDialog;
import android.content.DialogInterface;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.database.Cursor;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;

public class DisplayContact extends Activity {

   int from_Where_I_Am_Coming = 0;
   private DBHelper mydb ;
   TextView name ;
   TextView phone;
   TextView email;
   TextView street;
   TextView place;
   int id_To_Update = 0;


   @Override
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
      setContentView(R.layout.activity_display_contact);
      name = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.editTextName);
      phone = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.editTextPhone);
      email = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.editTextStreet);
      street = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.editTextEmail);
      place = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.editTextCity);

      mydb = new DBHelper(this);

      Bundle extras = getIntent().getExtras(); 
      if(extras !=null)
      {
         int Value = extras.getInt("id");
         if(Value>0){
            //means this is the view part not the add contact part.
            Cursor rs = mydb.getData(Value);
            id_To_Update = Value;
            rs.moveToFirst();
            String nam = rs.getString(rs.getColumnIndex(DBHelper.CONTACTS_COLUMN_NAME));
            String phon = rs.getString(rs.getColumnIndex(DBHelper.CONTACTS_COLUMN_PHONE));
            String emai = rs.getString(rs.getColumnIndex(DBHelper.CONTACTS_COLUMN_EMAIL));
            String stree = rs.getString(rs.getColumnIndex(DBHelper.CONTACTS_COLUMN_STREET));
            String plac = rs.getString(rs.getColumnIndex(DBHelper.CONTACTS_COLUMN_CITY));
            if (!rs.isClosed()) 
            {
               rs.close();
            }
            Button b = (Button)findViewById(R.id.button1);
            b.setVisibility(View.INVISIBLE);

            name.setText((CharSequence)nam);
            name.setFocusable(false);
            name.setClickable(false);

            phone.setText((CharSequence)phon);
            phone.setFocusable(false); 
            phone.setClickable(false);

            email.setText((CharSequence)emai);
            email.setFocusable(false);
            email.setClickable(false);

            street.setText((CharSequence)stree);
            street.setFocusable(false); 
            street.setClickable(false);

            place.setText((CharSequence)plac);
            place.setFocusable(false);
            place.setClickable(false);
           }
      }
   }
   @Override
   public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
      // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
      Bundle extras = getIntent().getExtras(); 
      if(extras !=null)
      {
         int Value = extras.getInt("id");
         if(Value>0){
            getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.display_contact, menu);
         }
         else{
            getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);
         }
      }
      return true;
   }

   public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) 
   { 
      super.onOptionsItemSelected(item); 
      switch(item.getItemId()) 
   { 
      case R.id.Edit_Contact: 
      Button b = (Button)findViewById(R.id.button1);
      b.setVisibility(View.VISIBLE);
      name.setEnabled(true);
      name.setFocusableInTouchMode(true);
      name.setClickable(true);

      phone.setEnabled(true);
      phone.setFocusableInTouchMode(true);
      phone.setClickable(true);

      email.setEnabled(true);
      email.setFocusableInTouchMode(true);
      email.setClickable(true);

      street.setEnabled(true);
      street.setFocusableInTouchMode(true);
      street.setClickable(true);

      place.setEnabled(true);
      place.setFocusableInTouchMode(true);
      place.setClickable(true);

      return true; 
      case R.id.Delete_Contact:

      AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);
      builder.setMessage(R.string.deleteContact)
     .setPositiveButton(R.string.yes, new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
         public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int id) {
            mydb.deleteContact(id_To_Update);
            Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Deleted Successfully", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();  
            Intent intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(),com.example.addressbook.MainActivity.class);
            startActivity(intent);
         }
      })
     .setNegativeButton(R.string.no, new DialogInterface.OnClickListener() {
         public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int id) {
            // User cancelled the dialog
         }
      });
      AlertDialog d = builder.create();
      d.setTitle("Are you sure");
      d.show();

      return true;
      default: 
      return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item); 

      } 
   } 

   public void run(View view)
   {	
      Bundle extras = getIntent().getExtras();
      if(extras !=null)
      {
         int Value = extras.getInt("id");
         if(Value>0){
            if(mydb.updateContact(id_To_Update,name.getText().toString(), phone.getText().toString(), email.getText().toString(), street.getText().toString(), place.getText().toString())){
               Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Updated", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();	
               Intent intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(),com.example.addressbook.MainActivity.class);
               startActivity(intent);
             }		
            else{
               Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "not Updated", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();	
            }
		 }
         else{
            if(mydb.insertContact(name.getText().toString(), phone.getText().toString(), email.getText().toString(), street.getText().toString(), place.getText().toString())){
               Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "done", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();	
            }		
            else{
               Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "not done", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();	
            }
            Intent intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(),com.example.addressbook.MainActivity.class);
            startActivity(intent);
            }
      }
   }
}

Following is the content of Database class src/com.example.addressbook/DBHelper.java


package com.example.addressbook;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Hashtable;

import android.content.ContentValues;
import android.content.Context;
import android.database.Cursor;
import android.database.DatabaseUtils;
import android.database.sqlite.SQLiteOpenHelper;
import android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDatabase;

public class DBHelper extends SQLiteOpenHelper {

   public static final String DATABASE_NAME = "MyDBName.db";
   public static final String CONTACTS_TABLE_NAME = "contacts";
   public static final String CONTACTS_COLUMN_ID = "id";
   public static final String CONTACTS_COLUMN_NAME = "name";
   public static final String CONTACTS_COLUMN_EMAIL = "email";
   public static final String CONTACTS_COLUMN_STREET = "street";
   public static final String CONTACTS_COLUMN_CITY = "place";
   public static final String CONTACTS_COLUMN_PHONE = "phone";

   private HashMap hp;

   public DBHelper(Context context)
   {
      super(context, DATABASE_NAME , null, 1);
   }

   @Override
   public void onCreate(SQLiteDatabase db) {
      // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      db.execSQL(
      "create table contacts " +
      "(id integer primary key, name text,phone text,email text, street text,place text)"
      );
   }

   @Override
   public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase db, int oldVersion, int newVersion) {
      // TODO Auto-generated method stub
      db.execSQL("DROP TABLE IF EXISTS contacts");
      onCreate(db);
   }

   public boolean insertContact  (String name, String phone, String email, String street,String place)
   {
      SQLiteDatabase db = this.getWritableDatabase();
      ContentValues contentValues = new ContentValues();

      contentValues.put("name", name);
      contentValues.put("phone", phone);
      contentValues.put("email", email);	
      contentValues.put("street", street);
      contentValues.put("place", place);

      db.insert("contacts", null, contentValues);
      return true;
   }
   public Cursor getData(int id){
      SQLiteDatabase db = this.getReadableDatabase();
      Cursor res =  db.rawQuery( "select * from contacts where id="+id+"", null );
      return res;
   }
   public int numberOfRows(){
      SQLiteDatabase db = this.getReadableDatabase();
      int numRows = (int) DatabaseUtils.queryNumEntries(db, CONTACTS_TABLE_NAME);
      return numRows;
   }
   public boolean updateContact (Integer id, String name, String phone, String email, String street,String place)
   {
      SQLiteDatabase db = this.getWritableDatabase();
      ContentValues contentValues = new ContentValues();
      contentValues.put("name", name);
      contentValues.put("phone", phone);
      contentValues.put("email", email);
      contentValues.put("street", street);
      contentValues.put("place", place);
      db.update("contacts", contentValues, "id = ? ", new String[] { Integer.toString(id) } );
      return true;
   }

   public Integer deleteContact (Integer id)
   {
      SQLiteDatabase db = this.getWritableDatabase();
      return db.delete("contacts", 
      "id = ? ", 
      new String[] { Integer.toString(id) });
   }
   public ArrayList getAllCotacts()
   {
      ArrayList array_list = new ArrayList();
      //hp = new HashMap();
      SQLiteDatabase db = this.getReadableDatabase();
      Cursor res =  db.rawQuery( "select * from contacts", null );
      res.moveToFirst();
      while(res.isAfterLast() == false){
      array_list.add(res.getString(res.getColumnIndex(CONTACTS_COLUMN_NAME)));
      res.moveToNext();
      }
   return array_list;
   }
}

Following is the content of the res/layout/activity_main.xml

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
    android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
    android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
    android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
    tools:context=".MainActivity" >

    <ListView
        android:id="@+id/listView1"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"
        android:layout_centerVertical="true" >
    </ListView>

</RelativeLayout>

Following is the content of the res/layout/activity_display_contact.xml


<ScrollView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
      android:id="@+id/scrollView1"
      android:layout_width="match_parent"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      tools:context=".DisplayContact" >

<RelativeLayout
   android:layout_width="match_parent"
   android:layout_height="370dp"
   android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
   android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
   android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
   android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
   >

   <EditText
      android:id="@+id/editTextName"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
      android:layout_marginTop="5dp"
      android:layout_marginLeft="82dp"
      android:ems="10"
      android:inputType="text" >
   </EditText>

   <EditText
      android:id="@+id/editTextEmail"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignLeft="@+id/editTextStreet"
      android:layout_below="@+id/editTextStreet"
      android:layout_marginTop="22dp"
      android:ems="10"
      android:inputType="textEmailAddress" />

   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/textView1"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignBottom="@+id/editTextName"
      android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
      android:text="@string/name"
      android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium" />

   <Button
      android:id="@+id/button1"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignLeft="@+id/editTextCity"
      android:layout_alignParentBottom="true"
      android:layout_marginBottom="28dp"
      android:onClick="run"
      android:text="@string/save" />

   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/textView2"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignBottom="@+id/editTextEmail"
      android:layout_alignLeft="@+id/textView1"
      android:text="@string/email"
      android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium" />

   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/textView5"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignBottom="@+id/editTextPhone"
      android:layout_alignLeft="@+id/textView1"
      android:text="@string/phone"
      android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium" />

   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/textView4"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_above="@+id/editTextEmail"
      android:layout_alignLeft="@+id/textView5"
      android:text="@string/street"
      android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium" />

   <EditText
      android:id="@+id/editTextCity"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignRight="@+id/editTextName"
      android:layout_below="@+id/editTextEmail"
      android:layout_marginTop="30dp"
      android:ems="10"
      android:inputType="text" />

   <TextView
      android:id="@+id/textView3"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignBaseline="@+id/editTextCity"
      android:layout_alignBottom="@+id/editTextCity"
      android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
      android:layout_toLeftOf="@+id/editTextEmail"
      android:text="@string/country"
      android:textAppearance="?android:attr/textAppearanceMedium" />

   <EditText
      android:id="@+id/editTextStreet"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignLeft="@+id/editTextName"
      android:layout_below="@+id/editTextPhone"
      android:ems="10"
      android:inputType="text" >

      <requestFocus />
   </EditText>

   <EditText
      android:id="@+id/editTextPhone"
      android:layout_width="wrap_content"
      android:layout_height="wrap_content"
      android:layout_alignLeft="@+id/editTextStreet"
      android:layout_below="@+id/editTextName"
      android:ems="10"
      android:inputType="phone|text" />

</RelativeLayout>
</ScrollView>

Following is the content of the res/value/string.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>

   <string name="app_name">Address Book</string>
   <string name="action_settings">Settings</string>
   <string name="hello_world">Hello world!</string>
   <string name="Add_New">Add New</string>
   <string name="edit">Edit Contact</string>
   <string name="delete">Delete Contact</string>
   <string name="title_activity_display_contact">DisplayContact</string>

   <string name="name">Name</string>
   <string name="phone">Phone</string>
   <string name="email">Email</string>
   <string name="street">Street</string>
   <string name="country">City/State/Zip</string>

   <string name="save">Save Contact</string>

   <string name="deleteContact">Are you sure, you want to delete it.</string>
   <string name="yes">Yes</string>
   <string name="no">No</string>

</resources>

Following is the content of the res/menu/mainmenu.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >
   <item android:id="@+id/item1" 
      android:icon="@drawable/add"
      android:title="@string/Add_New" 
      android:showAsAction="ifRoom|withText">
   </item>
</menu>

Following is the content of the res/menu/display_contact.xml

<menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" >
   <item
      android:id="@+id/Edit_Contact"
      android:orderInCategory="100"
      android:title="@string/edit"/>
   <item
      android:id="@+id/Delete_Contact"
      android:orderInCategory="100"
      android:title="@string/delete"/>

</menu>

This is the defualt AndroidManifest.xml of this project

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   package="com.example.addressbook"
   android:versionCode="1"
   android:versionName="1.0" >

   <uses-sdk
      android:minSdkVersion="8"
      android:targetSdkVersion="17" />

   <application
      android:allowBackup="true"
      android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
      android:label="@string/app_name"
      android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
      <activity
         android:name="com.example.addressbook.MainActivity"
         android:label="@string/app_name" >
         <intent-filter>
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

            <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
         </intent-filter>
      </activity>
      <activity
         android:name="com.example.addressbook.DisplayContact"
         android:label="@string/title_activity_display_contact" >
      </activity>
   </application>

</manifest>

Let's try to run your Camera application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from Eclipse, open one of your project's activity files and click Run Eclipse Run Icon icon from the toolbar. Before starting your application, Eclipse will display following window to select an option where you want to run your Android application.

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Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display following screen:

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Click on the add button on the top right corner of the menu screen to add a new contact. It will display the following screen:

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It will display the following fields. Please enter the required infromation and click on save contact. It will bring you back to main screen.

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Now our contact john has been added. Tap on this to edit it or delete it.It will bring you to the following screen. Now select menu from your mobile. And there will be two options there.

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Select delete contact and an dialog box would appear asking you about deleting this contact. It would be like this

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Select Yes from the above screen that appears and a notification will appear that the contact has been deleted successfully. It would appear like this

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In order to see that where is your database is created. Open your ecclipse, connect your mobile. Go to right corner and select DDMS. Now browse the file explorer tab. Now browse this folder /data/data/<your.package.name>/databases<database-name>.



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