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My database store in server : Datalist.sqlite3

Now i want to access this database in my iphone,

How to access server database in iphone?

My code as below:
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- (void) copyDatabaseIfNeeded {
      
      //Using NSFileManager we can perform many file system operations.
      NSFileManager *fileManager = [NSFileManager defaultManager];
      NSError *error;
      NSString *dbPath = [self getDBPath];
      BOOL success = [fileManager fileExistsAtPath:dbPath];
      
      if(!success) {
            
            NSString *defaultDBPath = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] resourcePath] stringByAppendingPathComponent:@"Datalist.sqlite3"];
            success = [fileManager copyItemAtPath:defaultDBPath toPath:dbPath error:&error];
            
            if (!success)
                  NSAssert1(0, @"Failed to create writable database file with message '%@'.", [error localizedDescription]);
      }      
}

- (NSString *) getDBPath {
      
      //Search for standard documents using NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains
      //First Param = Searching the documents directory
      //Second Param = Searching the Users directory and not the System
      //Expand any tildes and identify home directories.
      NSArray *paths = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(NSDocumentDirectory , NSUserDomainMask, YES);
      NSString *documentsDir = [paths objectAtIndex:0];
      return [documentsDir stringByAppendingPathComponent:@"Datalist.sqlite3"];
}
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my server access by this url

http://www.test.com/App_Data/Datalist.sqlite3

Here is store my Database, I want to access this database in my iphone.

How can i access?

Please give me proper solutions

Thank you
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That requires a bit of work.  How about some tutorials like these.

ToDo List using SQlite3
A SQlite3 Application
Another Shoppping List Example

There is one other solution and that is to use core Date;
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But i want to access server database which is stored on live site on this url

http://www.test.com/App_Data/Datalist.sqlite3

How can i access directly from the server?

I do not use local database, using server live database in my iphone.....

Give me properly solutions.....

Thanking you...
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by:darbid73
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Ah - you cannot access the database directly then.  You need a web service.  

For Example here is Ray's

The equivalent in Microsoft is WCF and a REST Service.  I have not found a good tutorial on this one, but there are bits and pieces in the internet if you look long enough.
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by:citadelind
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ok thanks for giving me nice tutorial,

One more thing, Same solution i want to connect with Microsoft SQL server 2008 through Web Services to iphone

Through web service to connect iphone?

I do not know how is build it out and how to do that?

Please give me properly example so i can understand properly and implement in my iphone application....

Thanking you....
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Like I said above a nice tutorial on MS ~ iOS is hard to find.

Here is one on WCF but honestly just google wcf tutorial and you will get lots of stuff, mostly in C#. Also if you add iPhone to the search you will get lots of examples of how to consume the WCF Service.
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Thank you giving nice solutions
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good luck.  I found WCF and all this microsoft server stuff hard work.
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