SQLite

The SQLiteOpenHelper class defines static onCreate() and onUpgrade() methods. These methods are called in the corresponding methods of a SQLiteOpenHelper subclass that you customize with your own tables.

is a relational database management system written in . To begin working with SQLite databases within the Android framework, define a class that extends SQLiteOpenHelper, and customize as needed.

Using the SQLiteOpenHelper class

public class DatabaseHelper extends SQLiteOpenHelper {
    private static final String DATABASE_NAME = "Example.db";
    private static final int DATABASE_VERSION = 3;

    // For all Primary Keys _id should be used as column name
    public static final String COLUMN_ID = "_id";

    // Definition of table and column names of Products table
    public static final String TABLE_PRODUCTS = "Products";
    public static final String COLUMN_NAME = "Name";
    public static final String COLUMN_DESCRIPTION = "Description";
    public static final String COLUMN_VALUE = "Value";

    // Definition of table and column names of Transactions table
    public static final String TABLE_TRANSACTIONS = "Transactions";
    public static final String COLUMN_PRODUCT_ID = "ProductId";
    public static final String COLUMN_AMOUNT = "Amount";

    // Create Statement for Products Table
    private static final String CREATE_TABLE_PRODUCT = "CREATE TABLE " + TABLE_PRODUCTS + "  (" +
            COLUMN_ID + " INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, " +
            COLUMN_DESCRIPTION + " TEXT, " +
            COLUMN_NAME + " TEXT, " +
            COLUMN_VALUE + " REAL" +
            ");";

    // Create Statement for Transactions Table
    private static final String CREATE_TABLE_TRANSACTION = "CREATE TABLE " + TABLE_TRANSACTIONS + "  (" +
            COLUMN_ID + " INTEGER PRIMARY KEY," +
            COLUMN_PRODUCT_ID + " INTEGER," +
            COLUMN_AMOUNT + " INTEGER," +
            " FOREIGN KEY (" + COLUMN_PRODUCT_ID + ") REFERENCES " + TABLE_PRODUCTS + "(" + COLUMN_ID + ")" +
            ");";

    public DatabaseHelper(Context context) {
        super(context, DATABASE_NAME, null, DATABASE_VERSION);
    }

    @Override
    public void onCreate(SQLiteDatabase db) {
        // onCreate should always create your most up to date database
        // This method is called when the app is newly installed
        db.execSQL(CREATE_TABLE_PRODUCT);
        db.execSQL(CREATE_TABLE_TRANSACTION);
    }

    @Override
    public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase db, int oldVersion, int newVersion) {
        // onUpgrade is responsible for upgrading the database when you make
        // changes to the schema. For each version the specific changes you made
        // in that version have to be applied.
        for (int version = oldVersion + 1; version <= newVersion; version++) {
            switch (version) {

                case 2:
                    db.execSQL("ALTER TABLE " + TABLE_PRODUCTS + " ADD COLUMN " + COLUMN_DESCRIPTION + " TEXT;");
                    break;

                case 3:
                    db.execSQL(CREATE_TABLE_TRANSACTION);
                    break;
            }
        }
    }
}

Insert data into database

// You need a writable database to insert data
final SQLiteDatabase database = openHelper.getWritableDatabase();

// Create a ContentValues instance which contains the data for each column
// You do not need to specify a value for the PRIMARY KEY column.
// Unique values for these are automatically generated.
final ContentValues values = new ContentValues();
values.put(COLUMN_NAME, model.getName());
values.put(COLUMN_DESCRIPTION, model.getDescription());
values.put(COLUMN_VALUE, model.getValue());

// This call performs the update
// The return value is the rowId or primary key value for the new row!
// If this method returns -1 then the insert has failed.
final int id = database.insert(
        TABLE_NAME, // The table name in which the data will be inserted
        null,       // String: optional; may be null. If your provided values is empty,
                    // no column names are known and an empty row can't be inserted.
                    // If not set to null, this parameter provides the name
                    // of nullable column name to explicitly insert a NULL

        values      // The ContentValues instance which contains the data
);

onUpgrade() method

SQLiteOpenHelper is a helper class to manage database creation and version management.

In this class, the onUpgrade() method is responsible for upgrading the database when you make changes to the schema. It is called when the database file already exists, but its version is lower than the one specified in the current version of the app. For each database version, the specific changes you made have to be applied.

@Override
public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase db, int oldVersion, int newVersion) {
    // Loop through each version when an upgrade occurs.
    for (int version = oldVersion + 1; version <= newVersion; version++) {
        switch (version) {

            case 2:
                // Apply changes made in version 2
                db.execSQL(
                    "ALTER TABLE " +
                    TABLE_PRODUCTS +
                    " ADD COLUMN " +
                    COLUMN_DESCRIPTION +
                    " TEXT;"
                );
                break;

            case 3:
                // Apply changes made in version 3
                db.execSQL(CREATE_TABLE_TRANSACTION);
                break;
        }
    }
}

Reading data from a Cursor

Here is an example of a method that would live inside a SQLiteOpenHelper subclass. It uses the searchTerm String to filter the results, iterates through the Cursor's contents, and returns those contents in a List of Product Objects.

First, define the Product POJO class that will be the container for each row retrieved from the database:

public class Product {
  long mId;
  String mName;
  String mDescription;
  float mValue;
  public Product(long id, String name, String description, float value) {
    mId = id;
    mName = name;
    mDescription = description;
    mValue = value;
  }
}

Then, define the method that will query the database, and return a List of Product Objects:

public List<Product> searchForProducts(String searchTerm) {
    
    // When reading data one should always just get a readable database.
    final SQLiteDatabase database = this.getReadableDatabase();

    final Cursor cursor = database.query(
            // Name of the table to read from
            TABLE_NAME,

            // String array of the columns which are supposed to be read
            new String[]{COLUMN_NAME, COLUMN_DESCRIPTION, COLUMN_VALUE},

            // The selection argument which specifies which row is read.
            // ? symbols are parameters.
            COLUMN_NAME + " LIKE ?",

            // The actual parameters values for the selection as a String array.
            // ? above take the value from here
            new String[]{"%" + searchTerm + "%"},

            // GroupBy clause. Specify a column name to group similar values
            // in that column together.
            null,

            // Having clause. When using the GroupBy clause this allows you to
            // specify which groups to include.
            null,

            // OrderBy clause. Specify a column name here to order the results
            // according to that column. Optionally append ASC or DESC to specify
            // an ascending or descending order.
            null
    );

    // To increase performance first get the index of each column in the cursor
    final int idIndex = cursor.getColumnIndex(COLUMN_ID);
    final int nameIndex = cursor.getColumnIndex(COLUMN_NAME);
    final int descriptionIndex = cursor.getColumnIndex(COLUMN_DESCRIPTION);
    final int valueIndex = cursor.getColumnIndex(COLUMN_VALUE);

    try {

        // If moveToFirst() returns false then cursor is empty
        if (!cursor.moveToFirst()) {
            return new ArrayList<>();
        }

        final List<Product> products = new ArrayList<>();

        do {

            // Read the values of a row in the table using the indexes acquired above
            final long id = cursor.getLong(idIndex);
            final String name = cursor.getString(nameIndex);
            final String description = cursor.getString(descriptionIndex);
            final float value = cursor.getFloat(valueIndex);

            products.add(new Product(id, name, description, value));

        } while (cursor.moveToNext());

        return products;

    } finally {
        // Don't forget to close the Cursor once you are done to avoid memory leaks.
        // Using a try/finally like in this example is usually the best way to handle this
        cursor.close();

        // close the database
        database.close();
    }
}

Create a Contract, Helper and Provider for SQLite in Android

DBContract.java

//Define the tables and columns of your local database
public final class DBContract {
/*Content Authority its a name for the content provider, is convenient to use the package app name to be unique on the device */
            
    public static final String CONTENT_AUTHORITY = "com.yourdomain.yourapp";
            
    //Use CONTENT_AUTHORITY to create all the database URI's that the app will use to link the content provider.
    public static final Uri BASE_CONTENT_URI = Uri.parse("content://" + CONTENT_AUTHORITY);
        
    /*the name of the uri that can be the same as the name of your table. 
    this will translate to content://com.yourdomain.yourapp/user/ as a valid URI
    */
    public static final String PATH_USER = "User";

    // To prevent someone from accidentally instantiating the contract class,
    // give it an empty constructor.
    public DBContract () {}
    
    //Intern class that defines the user table
    public static final class UserEntry implements BaseColumns {
        public static final URI CONTENT_URI = BASE_CONTENT_URI.buildUpon().appendPath(PATH_USER).build();
        
        public static final String CONTENT_TYPE = ContentResolver.CURSOR_DIR_BASE_TYPE+"/"+CONTENT_AUTHORITY+"/"+PATH_USER;
        
        //Name of the table
        public static final String TABLE_NAME="User";
        
        //Columns of the user table
        public static final String COLUMN_Name="Name";
        public static final String COLUMN_Password="Password";
        
        public static Uri buildUri(long id){
            return ContentUris.withAppendedId(CONTENT_URI,id);
        }
}

DBHelper.java

public class DBHelper extends SQLiteOpenHelper{

//if you change the schema of the database, you must increment this number
private static final int DATABASE_VERSION=1;
static final String DATABASE_NAME="mydatabase.db";
private static DBHelper mInstance=null;
public static DBHelper getInstance(Context ctx){
    if(mInstance==null){
    mInstance= new DBHelper(ctx.getApplicationContext());
    }
    return mInstance;
}

public DBHelper(Context context){
    super(context,DATABASE_NAME,null,DATABASE_VERSION);
}

public int GetDatabase_Version() {
    return DATABASE_VERSION;
}

@Override
public void onCreate(SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase){
//Create the table users
final String SQL_CREATE_TABLE_USERS="CREATE TABLE "+UserEntry.TABLE_NAME+ " ("+
UserEntry._ID+" INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, "+
UserEntry.COLUMN_Name+" TEXT , "+
UserEntry.COLUMN_Password+" TEXT "+
" ); ";

sqLiteDatabase.execSQL(SQL_CREATE_TABLE_USERS);

}

@Override
public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase sqLiteDatabase, int oldVersion, int newVersion) {
    sqLiteDatabase.execSQL("DROP TABLE IF EXISTS " + UserEntry.TABLE_NAME);
}

}

DBProvider.java

public class DBProvider extends ContentProvider {

    private static final UriMatcher sUriMatcher = buildUriMatcher();
    private DBHelper mDBHelper;
    private Context mContext;

    static final int USER = 100;

    static UriMatcher buildUriMatcher() {

        final UriMatcher matcher = new UriMatcher(UriMatcher.NO_MATCH);
        final String authority = DBContract.CONTENT_AUTHORITY;

        matcher.addURI(authority, DBContract.PATH_USER, USER);

        return matcher;
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onCreate() {
        mDBHelper = new DBHelper(getContext());
        return false;
    }

    public PeaberryProvider(Context context) {
        mDBHelper = DBHelper.getInstance(context);
        mContext = context;
    }

    @Override
    public String getType(Uri uri) {
        // determine what type of Uri is
        final int match = sUriMatcher.match(uri);

        switch (match) {
            case USER:
                return DBContract.UserEntry.CONTENT_TYPE;
            
            default:
                throw new UnsupportedOperationException("Uri unknown: " + uri);
        }
    }

    @Override
    public Cursor query(Uri uri, String[] projection, String selection, String[] selectionArgs,
                        String sortOrder) {
        Cursor retCursor;
        try {
            switch (sUriMatcher.match(uri)) {
                case USER: {
                    retCursor = mDBHelper.getReadableDatabase().query(
                            DBContract.UserEntry.TABLE_NAME,
                            projection,
                            selection,
                            selectionArgs,
                            null,
                            null,
                            sortOrder
                    );
                    break;
                }
                default:
                    throw new UnsupportedOperationException("Uri unknown: " + uri);
            }
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            Log.e("Cursor", ex.toString());
        } finally {
            mDBHelper.close();
        }
        return null;
    }

    @Override
    public Uri insert(Uri uri, ContentValues values) {
        final SQLiteDatabase db = mDBHelper.getWritableDatabase();
        final int match = sUriMatcher.match(uri);
        Uri returnUri;
        try {

            switch (match) {
                case USER: {
                    long _id = db.insert(DBContract.UserEntry.TABLE_NAME, null, values);
                    if (_id > 0)
                        returnUri = DBContract.UserEntry.buildUri(_id);
                    else
                        throw new android.database.SQLException("Error at inserting row in " + uri);
                    break;
                }
                default:
                    throw new UnsupportedOperationException("Uri unknown: " + uri);
            }
            mContext.getContentResolver().notifyChange(uri, null);
            return returnUri;
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            Log.e("Insert", ex.toString());
            db.close();
        } finally {
            db.close();
        }
        return null;
    }

    @Override
    public int delete(Uri uri, String selection, String[] selectionArgs) {
        final SQLiteDatabase db = DBHelper.getWritableDatabase();
        final int match = sUriMatcher.match(uri);
        int deletedRows;
        if (null == selection) selection = "1";
        try {
            switch (match) {
                case USER:
                    deletedRows = db.delete(
                            DBContract.UserEntry.TABLE_NAME, selection, selectionArgs);
                    break;
                default:
                    throw new UnsupportedOperationException("Uri unknown: " + uri);
            }
            if (deletedRows != 0) {
                mContext.getContentResolver().notifyChange(uri, null);
            }
            return deletedRows;
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            Log.e("Insert", ex.toString());
        } finally {
            db.close();
        }
        return 0;
    }

    @Override
    public int update(Uri uri, ContentValues values, String selection, String[] selectionArgs) {
        final SQLiteDatabase db = mDBHelper.getWritableDatabase();
        final int match = sUriMatcher.match(uri);
        int updatedRows;
        try {
            switch (match) {
                case USER:
                    updatedRows = db.update(DBContract.UserEntry.TABLE_NAME, values, selection, selectionArgs);
                    break;
                default:
                    throw new UnsupportedOperationException("Uri unknown: " + uri);
            }
            if (updatedRows != 0) {
                mContext.getContentResolver().notifyChange(uri, null);
            }
            return updatedRows;
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            Log.e("Update", ex.toString());
        } finally {
            db.close();
        }
        return -1;
    }

}

How to Use:

public void InsertUser() {
    try {
        ContentValues userValues = getUserData("Jhon","XXXXX");
        DBProvider dbProvider = new DBProvider(mContext);
        dbProvider.insert(UserEntry.CONTENT_URI, userValues);

    } catch (Exception ex) {
        Log.e("Insert", ex.toString());
    }
}

public ContentValues getUserData(String name, String pass) {
    ContentValues userValues = new ContentValues();
    userValues.put(UserEntry.COLUMN_Name, name);
    userValues.put(UserEntry.COLUMN_Password, pass);
    return userValues;
}

Updating a row in a table

// You need a writable database to update a row
final SQLiteDatabase database = openHelper.getWritableDatabase();

// Create a ContentValues instance which contains the up to date data for each column
// Unlike when inserting data you need to specify the value for the PRIMARY KEY column as well
final ContentValues values = new ContentValues();
values.put(COLUMN_ID, model.getId());
values.put(COLUMN_NAME, model.getName());
values.put(COLUMN_DESCRIPTION, model.getDescription());
values.put(COLUMN_VALUE, model.getValue());

// This call performs the update
// The return value tells you how many rows have been updated.
final int count = database.update(
        TABLE_NAME,         // The table name in which the data will be updated
        values,             // The ContentValues instance with the new data
        COLUMN_ID + " = ?", // The selection which specifies which row is updated. ? symbols are parameters.
        new String[] {      // The actual parameters for the selection as a String[]. 
                String.valueOf(model.getId()) 
        }  
);

Performing a Transaction

Transactions can be used to make multiple changes to the database atomically. Any normal transaction follows this pattern:

// You need a writable database to perform transactions
final SQLiteDatabase database = openHelper.getWritableDatabase();

// This call starts a transaction
database.beginTransaction();

// Using try/finally is essential to reliably end transactions even 
// if exceptions or other problems occur.
try {

    // Here you can make modifications to the database
    database.insert(TABLE_CARS, null, productValues);
    database.update(TABLE_BUILDINGS, buildingValues, COLUMN_ID + " = ?", new String[] { String.valueOf(buildingId) });
    
    // This call marks a transaction as successful. 
    // This causes the changes to be written to the database once the transaction ends.  
    database.setTransactionSuccessful();
} finally {
    // This call ends a transaction.
    // If setTransactionSuccessful() has not been called then all changes 
    // will be rolled back and the database will not be modified.
    database.endTransaction();
}

Calling beginTransaction() inside of an active transactions has no effect.

Delete row(s) from the table

To delete all rows from the table

//get writable database
SQLiteDatabase db = openHelper.getWritableDatabase();

db.delete(TABLE_NAME, null, null);
db.close();

To delete all rows from the table and get the count of the deleted row in return value

//get writable database
SQLiteDatabase db = openHelper.getWritableDatabase();

int numRowsDeleted = db.delete(TABLE_NAME, String.valueOf(1), null);
db.close();

To delete row(s) with WHERE condition

//get writable database
SQLiteDatabase db = openHelper.getWritableDatabase();

String whereClause = KEY_NAME + " = ?";
String[] whereArgs = new String[]{String.valueOf(KEY_VALUE)};

//for multiple condition, join them with AND
//String whereClause = KEY_NAME1 + " = ? AND " + KEY_NAME2 + " = ?";
//String[] whereArgs = new String[]{String.valueOf(KEY_VALUE1), String.valueOf(KEY_VALUE2)};

int numRowsDeleted = db.delete(TABLE_NAME, whereClause, whereArgs);
db.close();

Store image into SQLite

Setting Up the database

public class DatabaseHelper extends SQLiteOpenHelper {
    // Database Version
    private static final int DATABASE_VERSION = 1;
 
    // Database Name
    private static final String DATABASE_NAME = "database_name";
 
    // Table Names
    private static final String DB_TABLE = "table_image";
    
    // column names
    private static final String KEY_NAME = "image_name";
    private static final String KEY_IMAGE = "image_data";
    
    // Table create statement
    private static final String CREATE_TABLE_IMAGE = "CREATE TABLE " + DB_TABLE + "("+ 
                       KEY_NAME + " TEXT," + 
                       KEY_IMAGE + " BLOB);";

    public DatabaseHelper(Context context) {
        super(context, DATABASE_NAME, null, DATABASE_VERSION);
    }
 
    @Override
    public void onCreate(SQLiteDatabase db) {
 
        // creating table
        db.execSQL(CREATE_TABLE_IMAGE);
    }
 
    @Override
    public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase db, int oldVersion, int newVersion) {
        // on upgrade drop older tables
        db.execSQL("DROP TABLE IF EXISTS " + DB_TABLE);

        // create new table
        onCreate(db);
    }
}

Insert in the Database:

public void addEntry( String name, byte[] image) throws SQLiteException{
    SQLiteDatabase database = this.getWritableDatabase();
    ContentValues cv = new  ContentValues();
    cv.put(KEY_NAME,     name);
    cv.put(KEY_IMAGE,     image);
    database.insert( DB_TABLE, null, cv );
}

Retrieving data:

 byte[] image = cursor.getBlob(1);

Note:

  1. Before inserting into database, you need to convert your Bitmap image into byte array first then apply it using database query.
  2. When retrieving from database, you certainly have a byte array of image, what you need to do is to convert byte array back to original image. So, you have to make use of BitmapFactory to decode.

Below is an Utility class which I hope could help you:

public class DbBitmapUtility {
 
    // convert from bitmap to byte array
    public static byte[] getBytes(Bitmap bitmap) {
        ByteArrayOutputStream stream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
        bitmap.compress(CompressFormat.PNG, 0, stream);
        return stream.toByteArray();
    }
 
    // convert from byte array to bitmap
    public static Bitmap getImage(byte[] image) {
        return BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(image, 0, image.length);
    }
}

Create Database from assets folder

Put your dbname.sqlite or dbname.db file in assets folder of your project.

public class Databasehelper extends SQLiteOpenHelper {
        public static final String TAG = Databasehelper.class.getSimpleName();
        public static int flag;
        // Exact Name of you db file that you put in assets folder with extension.
        static String DB_NAME = "dbname.sqlite";
        private final Context myContext;
        String outFileName = "";
        private String DB_PATH;
        private SQLiteDatabase db;
    
        public Databasehelper(Context context) {
            super(context, DB_NAME, null, 1);
            this.myContext = context;
            ContextWrapper cw = new ContextWrapper(context);
            DB_PATH = cw.getFilesDir().getAbsolutePath() + "/databases/";
            Log.e(TAG, "Databasehelper: DB_PATH " + DB_PATH);
            outFileName = DB_PATH + DB_NAME;
            File file = new File(DB_PATH);
            Log.e(TAG, "Databasehelper: " + file.exists());
            if (!file.exists()) {
                file.mkdir();
            }
        }
    
        /**
         * Creates a empty database on the system and rewrites it with your own database.
         */
        public void createDataBase() throws IOException {
            boolean dbExist = checkDataBase();
            if (dbExist) {
                //do nothing - database already exist
            } else {
                //By calling this method and empty database will be created into the default system path
                //of your application so we are gonna be able to overwrite that database with our database.
                this.getReadableDatabase();
                try {
                    copyDataBase();
                } catch (IOException e) {
                    throw new Error("Error copying database");
                }
            }
        }
    
        /**
         * Check if the database already exist to avoid re-copying the file each time you open the application.
         *
         * @return true if it exists, false if it doesn't
         */
        private boolean checkDataBase() {
            SQLiteDatabase checkDB = null;
            try {
                checkDB = SQLiteDatabase.openDatabase(outFileName, null, SQLiteDatabase.OPEN_READWRITE);
            } catch (SQLiteException e) {
                try {
                    copyDataBase();
                } catch (IOException e1) {
                    e1.printStackTrace();
                }
            }
    
            if (checkDB != null) {
                checkDB.close();
            }
            return checkDB != null ? true : false;
        }
    
        /**
         * Copies your database from your local assets-folder to the just created empty database in the
         * system folder, from where it can be accessed and handled.
         * This is done by transfering bytestream.
         */
    
        private void copyDataBase() throws IOException {
            
            Log.i("Database",
                    "New database is being copied to device!");
            byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
            OutputStream myOutput = null;
            int length;
            // Open your local db as the input stream
            InputStream myInput = null;
            try {
                myInput = myContext.getAssets().open(DB_NAME);
                // transfer bytes from the inputfile to the
                // outputfile
                myOutput = new FileOutputStream(DB_PATH + DB_NAME);
                while ((length = myInput.read(buffer)) > 0) {
                    myOutput.write(buffer, 0, length);
                }
                myOutput.close();
                myOutput.flush();
                myInput.close();
                Log.i("Database",
                        "New database has been copied to device!");
            } catch (IOException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
    
        public void openDataBase() throws SQLException {
            //Open the database
            String myPath = DB_PATH + DB_NAME;
            db = SQLiteDatabase.openDatabase(myPath, null, SQLiteDatabase.OPEN_READWRITE);
            Log.e(TAG, "openDataBase: Open " + db.isOpen());
        }
    
        @Override
        public synchronized void close() {
            if (db != null)
                db.close();
            super.close();
        }
    
        public void onCreate(SQLiteDatabase arg0) {
    
        }
    
        @Override
        public void onUpgrade(SQLiteDatabase arg0, int arg1, int arg2) {
    
        }
    }

Here is How you can access database object to your activity.

// Create Databasehelper class object in your activity.
   private Databasehelper db;

Then in onCreate Method initialize it and call createDatabase() Method as show below.

db = new Databasehelper(MainActivity.this);
        try {
            db.createDataBase();
        } catch (Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }

Perform all of your insert, update, delete and select operation as shown below.

String query = "select Max(Id) as Id from " + TABLE_NAME;
        db.openDataBase();
        int count = db.getId(query);
        db.close();

Exporting and importing a database

You might want to import and export your database for bacukups for example. Dont forget about the permissions.

public void exportDatabase(){
    try
    {
        File sd = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory();
        File data = Environment.getDataDirectory();

        String currentDBPath = "//data//MY.PACKAGE.NAME//databases//MY_DATABASE_NAME";
        String backupDBPath = "MY_DATABASE_FILE.db";
        File currentDB = new File(data, currentDBPath);
        File backupDB = new File(sd, backupDBPath);

        FileChannel src = new FileInputStream(currentDB).getChannel();
        FileChannel dst = new FileOutputStream(backupDB).getChannel();
        dst.transferFrom(src, 0, src.size());
        src.close();
        dst.close();

        Toast.makeText(c, c.getResources().getString(R.string.exporterenToast), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
    }
    catch (Exception e) {
        Toast.makeText(c, c.getResources().getString(R.string.portError), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
        Log.d("Main", e.toString());
    }
}

public void importDatabase(){
    try
    {
        File sd = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory();
        File data = Environment.getDataDirectory();

        String currentDBPath = "//data//" + "MY.PACKAGE.NAME" + "//databases//" + "MY_DATABASE_NAME";
        String backupDBPath = "MY_DATABASE_FILE.db";
        File backupDB = new File(data, currentDBPath);
        File currentDB = new File(sd, backupDBPath);

        FileChannel src = new FileInputStream(currentDB).getChannel();
        FileChannel dst = new FileOutputStream(backupDB).getChannel();
        dst.transferFrom(src, 0, src.size());
        src.close();
        dst.close();
        Toast.makeText(c, c.getResources().getString(R.string.importerenToast), Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
    }
    catch (Exception e) {
        Toast.makeText(c, c.getResources().getString(R.string.portError), Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
    }
}

Bulk insert

Here is an example of inserting large chunks of data at once. All the data you want to insert is gathered inside of a ContentValues array.

@Override
public int bulkInsert(Uri uri, ContentValues[] values) {
    int count = 0;
    String table = null;

    int uriType = IChatContract.MessageColumns.uriMatcher.match(uri);
    switch (uriType) {
        case IChatContract.MessageColumns.MESSAGES:
            table = IChatContract.MessageColumns.TABLE_NAME;
            break;
    }
    mDatabase.beginTransaction();
    try {
        for (ContentValues cv : values) {
            long rowID = mDatabase.insert(table, " ", cv);
            if (rowID <= 0) {
                throw new SQLException("Failed to insert row into " + uri);
            }
        }
        mDatabase.setTransactionSuccessful();
        getContext().getContentResolver().notifyChange(uri, null);
        count = values.length;
    } finally {
        mDatabase.endTransaction();
    }
    return count;
}

And here is an example of how to use it:

ContentResolver resolver = mContext.getContentResolver();
ContentValues[] valueList = new ContentValues[object.size()];
//add whatever you like to the valueList
resolver.bulkInsert(IChatContract.MessageColumns.CONTENT_URI, valueList);