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android – limiting number of rows in a ContentResolver.query() function

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Is there a way to limit the number of returned rows to a cursor?
I have a phone with about 4000 contacts, I just need some of them.

this is the code i’m using

        db = new dBHelper(this);
        ContentResolver cr = getContentResolver();
        Cursor cursor;

        cursor = cr.query(ContactsContract.Contacts.CONTENT_URI,null, null, null, ContactName + " ASC");
        Log.i(TAG, CLASSNAME + " got contacts entries");
        for (int it = 0; it <100 ; it++){//cursor.getCount()
            Log.i(TAG, CLASSNAME + " getting string");
            String mytimes_contacted = cursor.getString(cursor.getColumnIndex(dBHelper.times_contacted)); 
            Log.i(TAG, CLASSNAME + " done from the string");
        }

the Log i’m getting is

I/Check(11506): [ContactsPicker] got contacts entries
I/Check(11506): [ContactsPicker] getting first string
D/AndroidRuntime(11506): Shutting down VM
W/dalvikvm(11506): threadid=1: thread exiting with uncaught exception (group=0x2aac8578)
D/dalvikvm(11541): GC_CONCURRENT freed 923K, 46% free 4000K/7303K, external 1685K/2133K, paused 1ms+8ms
E/AndroidRuntime(11506): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
E/AndroidRuntime(11506): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{~~my package name~~}: android.database.CursorIndexOutOfBoundsException: Index -1 requested, with a size of 3537
How to&Answers:

To limit the number of results in your cursor try:

cursor = cr.query(ContactsContract.Contacts.CONTENT_URI,null, null, null, ContactName + " LIMIT 100");
while(cursor.moveToNext()) {
    // something clever
}