Core Data Optimize Fetch Request


This Fetch Request takes almost 10 seconds to execute on iPhone. The goal is to fetch 1 random thumbnail from each category. setting fetchlimit = 1 most of the times return the same thumbnail so I have to fetch all photos from each category.

Any ideas ?

[categoriesArray enumerateObjectsUsingBlock:^(id object, NSUInteger index, BOOL *stop) { NSFetchRequest *request = [NSFetchRequest fetchRequestWithEntityName:@"Photos"]; NSPredicate *predicate = [NSPredicate predicateWithFormat:@"place.subcategory.category == %@", object]; [request setPredicate:predicate]; NSError *error; NSArray *photosManagedObjectsArray = [managedObjectContext executeFetchRequest:request error:&error]; NSUInteger randomIndex = arc4random() % [photosManagedObjectsArray count]; NSManagedObject *photoObject = [photosManagedObjectsArray objectAtIndex:randomIndex]; UIImage *photoImage = [UIImage imageWithData:[photoObject valueForKey:@"thumbnail"]]; UIImage *resizedImage = [photoImage imageCroppedToFitSize:CGSizeMake(IMAGE_WIDTH, IMAGE_HEIGHT)]; [imagesArray addObject:resizedImage]; [objectsArray addObject:photoObject]; }];

many thanks! Bill.


You don't need to pull all your objects into an array. Just change

NSArray *photosManagedObjectsArray = [managedObjectContext executeFetchRequest:request error:&error];` NSUInteger randomIndex = arc4random() % [photosManagedObjectsArray count];

to this

NSUInteger count = [managedObjectContext countForFetchRequest:request error:&error]; NSUInteger randomIndex = arc4random() % count;

Now use fetchOffset to grab just the single object you need.

[request setFetchOffset:randomIndex]; [request setFetchLimit:1];


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