Android: use adb to check on your sqlite database

A nice little hack, I found the other day, shows how to log into the running android emulator and test a few selects on the database my app created.

Where you installed your android sdk there is a directory called platform-tools/ which contains a neat little thing called adb, which is short for Android Debug Bridge. With this tool you can open a shell into the emulator and look around some.

adb -e shell

Once inside just follow the instructions of the link above to find out if your database is what you thought it should be. (Update: just take the short path to /data/data/your.package.name/databases and then sqlite3 yourdatabasename)

PS: yes I am trying to learn how to program android apps 😉

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