Sunday, December 29, 2013

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can't pass bindargs for this sql :insert into....

I've optimized one of my Android apps to use compiled statement (SQLiteStatement) instead of direct SQL to improve performance.

After doing so, I started to get some unhandled exception reports, which had the following in common: Android 4.0.3, Turkish locale and the following stack trace:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can't pass bindargs for this sql :insert into android.database.sqlite.SQLiteProgram.compileAndbindAllArgs(SQLiteProgram.java)
android.database.sqlite.SQLiteStatement.acquireAndLock(SQLiteStatement.java)
android.database.sqlite.SQLiteStatement.executeUpdateDelete(SQLiteStatement.java)
android.database.sqlite.SQLiteStatement.execute(SQLiteStatement.java)
 
Solution: When using SQLiteStatement write SQL in uppercase letters.

Reason: After searching for some time I found this issue. The SQLiteStatement checks the type of the SQL inside. The checking process is simple string compare of the SQL prefix (INSERT/UPDATE/SELECT/etc..). The string compare in Android 4.0.3 seem to be culture dependent, and in Turkish locale uppercase 'insert' translate to '─░NSERT' (note the dot above the Turkish I') which gives an error in SQL.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Notes on using Google Play Game Services

Here are few tips & tricks that helped me [on going post]:

Google Drive: This spreadsheet contains too much content and can no longer be edited

I got this error ("This spreadsheet contains too much content and can no longer be edited") while using ACRA reporting to Google Drive (legacy). In general you should prevent your spreadsheet from reaching the maximum limits (see this for ACRA example). Once you get this error - you can't clean the spreadsheet anymore.

Solution: It's a bypass, not a real solution - click on "File" => "See revision history". Select a revision that should work and click "Restore this revision". You'll lose your latest information, but the spreadsheet will be writable. From now on make sure you're not getting anything close to the limits.