Inherits from RKResponseMapperOperation : NSOperation
Declared in RKResponseMapperOperation.h

Overview

RKManagedObjectResponseMapperOperation is an RKResponseMapperOperation subclass that provides support for performing object mapping using RKEntityMapping objects that target NSManagedObject derived classes. It requires an NSManagedObjectContext and a configured RKManagedObjectMappingOperationDataSource data source to execute successfully.

Performing response mapping that targets Core Data managed objects imposes some additional constraints on the process that the developer should understand thoroughly:

  1. Permanent Managed Object IDs: When using managed object contexts in a parent-child configuration, it is important to obtain a permanent NSManagedObjectID for any existing objects that are to be mapped. Mapping that occur against objecs with temporary managedObjectID’s cannot be retrieved across contexts by ID. If executing an RKManagedObjectResponseMapperOperation against a NSManagedObject targetObject with a temporary ID.
  2. Persisting Mapped Objects: Instances of RKManagedObjectResponseMapperOperation do NOT perform any persistence on the NSManagedObject in which the mapping occurs. This is by design and ensures that the operation can be used to compose higher level components that handle persistence. It is the developer’s responsibility to ensure that the mapped managed objects are eventually persisted.

Tasks

Configuring Core Data

  •   managedObjectContext

    The managed object context in which the mapping will be performed.

    property
  •   managedObjectCache

    An object implementing the RKManagedObjectCaching protocol to be used for retrieving existing NSManagedObject instances by identification attributes. If nil, existing object cannot be retrieved and new objects will be created for all mappable content within the response data, likely resulting in the creation of duplicate objects.

    property
  •   targetObjectID

    The permanent NSManagedObjectID for the target object of the mapping operation. During mapping, an instance local to the managedObjectContext is fetched and used to perform the mapping operation.

    property

Properties

managedObjectCache

@property (nonatomic, weak) id<RKManagedObjectCaching> managedObjectCache
Discussion

An object implementing the RKManagedObjectCaching protocol to be used for retrieving existing NSManagedObject instances by identification attributes. If nil, existing object cannot be retrieved and new objects will be created for all mappable content within the response data, likely resulting in the creation of duplicate objects.

Declared In

RKResponseMapperOperation.h

managedObjectContext

@property (nonatomic, strong) NSManagedObjectContext *managedObjectContext
Discussion

The managed object context in which the mapping will be performed.

Warning: The NSManagedObjectContext given must have a concurrencyType of either NSPrivateQueueConcurrencyType or NSMainQueueConcurrencyType. Thread confined contexts are not supported.

Declared In

RKResponseMapperOperation.h

targetObjectID

@property (nonatomic, copy) NSManagedObjectID *targetObjectID
Discussion

The permanent NSManagedObjectID for the target object of the mapping operation. During mapping, an instance local to the managedObjectContext is fetched and used to perform the mapping operation.

If nil and the targetObject is a managed object, the objectID of the target object will be used.

Declared In

RKResponseMapperOperation.h