What I'm seeing is that self.myMOA is 'nil' in this
awakeFromInsert, so apparently the relationship has not yet been
MOB just got allocated. The -initWithEntity... method is usually
still on the stack frame. It doesn't have a .myMOA yet. It's not
clear from your description why one would expect otherwise.
This gets to the crux of the matter: None of the NSManagedObject
describe at what point in the life-cycle of such an object the
relationships are established. It's as surprising that there are no
accommodations for intercepting the object at a point where it has
been completely assembled along with its relationships--even a
notification would help and perhaps
NSManagedObjectContextObjectsDidChangeNotification would do the trick.
Making the job even more difficult is that the example implementation
in the "NSPersistentDocument Core Data Tutorial" leads to some
assumptions because it is just such a stripped-down, simplified example.
The problem is that the relationships have not yet been established
when awakeFromInsert is called. My attempts to use delayed
notifications or intercept setValue... also failed.
Here is the solution, taking the example in the tutorial as a base and
using 'employee' in place of my MOB:
1. In the nib file for the editor window, bind the department
NSObjectController's 'Content Object' to the File's Owner (MyDocument)
2. Still in the nib, bind the employees' NSArrayController's 'Content
Set' to the department's NSObjectController's selection/employees.
3. Back in the model (xdatamodel) select the 'department' relationship
of the 'employee' box, pop up the contextual menu, and select the Copy
Method Implementations to Clipboard option.
4. Go the Employee.m and paste to the bottom of the file.
5. Move the CoreDataGeneratedPrimitiveAccessors interface portion to
the top of the file.
6. Add an #import "Department.h".
7. Move the setDepartment function up into the implementation section
and add any code to it for initialization of the employee based on the
8. Rip out the department function and the validateDepartment function.
Where can I set MOB's 'seeded' using MOA's 'seed'?
Presumably you have some code somewhere that does something like:
NSManagedObject* MOB = [NSEntityDescription
This simple application (which is a stripped down version of the one
used in the Core Data Tutorial) simply connects the 'Add MOB' button
to the NSArrayController in the nib and uses the default 'Add'
selector of the array controller. So, no, there is no code like that.
Right after that would work.
If you have a reference to MOA during -awakeFromInsert (like in a
global, or through the appDelegate),
In this case, since I'm following the pattern shown in the
"NSPersistentDocument Core Data Tutorial" and have a document a global
wouldn't be appropriate.
where the document has a single instance of an MOA,
and doing things the easy way doesn't work, you could do something
like -performSelector:... afterDelay:0 or in response to the MOC's
That would have been my next step if I hadn't stumbled upon the (now
obvious) customization of relationship management possibilities.
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