Why can I not get a properly formatted string from NSArray element?


I'm trying to retrieve an attribute from my core data model and put the acquired string into the title of my navigation bar. I must be doing something wrong, as I cannot set my retrieved string as the title, yet I can set the title if I manually enter the string.

Here is how I am retrieving from Core Data:

NSFetchRequest *fetchRequest = [[NSFetchRequest alloc] init]; NSEntityDescription *entity = [NSEntityDescription entityForName:@"Area" inManagedObjectContext:context]; [fetchRequest setEntity:entity]; //set predicate fetchRequest.predicate = [NSPredicate predicateWithFormat:@"identifier == %@", self.area_id]; NSArray *area = [context executeFetchRequest:fetchRequest error:&error]; NSString *area_name = [area valueForKey:@"name"]; NSString *test = @"test"; NSLog(@"%@",test); NSLog(@"%@",area_name);

When I set the title using self.tabBarController.title = area_name; I get "NSArrayI stringByTrimmingCharactersInSet:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance" and it sets just fine when I set it to the test variable.

I also noticed that the NSLog for the variable test is "test" whereas the NSLog output for area_name is: ( "Single Area" )

Is this because of how I am retrieving my area_name from the array? Should I be using a dictionary instead? Forgive me for my ignorance, I'm fairly new to obj-c.



Here is mistake

NSString *area_name = [area valueForKey:@"name"];

area object is type of NSArray which contains Area objects.<br /> So you need to get element from that array, and then read name.

Area *firstArea = [area firstObject]; NSString *area_name = firstArea.name; NSLog(@"%@",area_name);


Change the predicate to this:

fetchRequest.predicate = [NSPredicate predicateWithFormat:@"identifier = %@", self.area_id];

I suppose than self.area_id is init correctly.


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