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stringWithUTF8String returns empty string for a non-empty one

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Hi.

I'm developing an iPhone application which gets some data from SQLite to a mutable array. Inside the loop that treats every record, I have something like this:

char *nameC = (char *)sqlite3_column_text(myStatement, 1);
name = [NSString stringWithUTF8String:(const char*)nameC];

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Most of records are converted well, but the problem is for a few records I'm getting nameC correctly but I'm getting an empty string on name variable (not a null pointer, but an empty string). Some of the working strings have some non-english characters, and some of the failing strings have just english characters, so I don't think it's an encoding issue.

Just if it helps, I'm using Automatic Counting References (so I think it couldn't be a memory leak issue) and also

Any clue ?
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Sounds like you are getting autoreleased between those two statements.
I'm really very new to obj-c, but I would try this:

name = [NSString stringWithUTF8String: strdup(nameC)];

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Now it seems to work. Thanks.
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