This article is written for someone who just wants to give it a try anyway.
If youre interested in details, please read the official docs.
The application that youre going to make from now, inserts 1 user with 2 breads every time you start the app. :)
1. Add this line to the project level build.gradle.
2. Add this line to the top of the application level build.gradle.
apply plugin: 'realm-android'
3. Refresh gradle dependencies.
4. Configure a Realm in MyApplication.java.
5. Add MyApplication to application tag in the apps AndroidManifest.xml.
<application android:name=".MyApplication"> </application>
6. Create a User class.
You can mark a field as a primary key with @PrimaryKey.
Other annotation types summary is HERE.
7. Create a Bread class.
8. Write insert function in MainActivity.java.
As I mentioned before, this app inserts 1 user and 2 breads into Realm DB when onCreate() is called.
There is an auto-incrementing ID helper but its not recommended when you:
1) Create Realm Objects in multiple processes. 2) Want to share the Realm between multiple devices at some point in the future.
Here is an example of auto-Increment ID for creating objects across processes.
Example of delete function.
User u = mRealm.where(User.class).equalTo("id", id).findFirst(); u.deleteFromRealm();
9. Copy database to somewhere accessible.
Realm provides a Mac app to edit and read your database.
Currently, this app doesnt support accessing database directly.
You have to copy it from emulator or device to somewhere accessible.
$ adb shell "run-as your.package.name chmod 666 /data/data/your.package.name/files/default.realm” $ adb exec-out run-as your.package.name cat files/default.realm > default.realm $ adb shell "run-as your.package.name chmod 600 /data/data/your.package.name/files/default.realm"
10. View your database in Realm Browser.
Choose Open Realm File and you can view it.
Now youre able to explore Realm world by yourself. Enjoy! :)