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public final class Entity
extends Object

   ↳ android.content.Entity

A representation of a item using ContentValues. It contains one top level ContentValue plus a collection of Uri, ContentValues tuples as subvalues. One example of its use is in Contacts, where the top level ContentValue contains the columns from the RawContacts table and the subvalues contain a ContentValues object for each row from the Data table that corresponds to that RawContact. The uri refers to the Data table uri for each row.


Nested classes

class Entity.NamedContentValues


Public constructors

Entity(ContentValues values)

Public methods

void addSubValue(Uri uri, ContentValues values)
ContentValues getEntityValues()
ArrayList<Entity.NamedContentValues> getSubValues()
String toString()

Returns a string representation of the object.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors


added in API level 8
Entity (ContentValues values)

values ContentValues

Public methods


added in API level 8
void addSubValue (Uri uri, 
                ContentValues values)

uri Uri

values ContentValues


added in API level 8
ContentValues getEntityValues ()



added in API level 8
ArrayList<Entity.NamedContentValues> getSubValues ()



added in API level 8
String toString ()

Returns a string representation of the object. In general, the toString method returns a string that "textually represents" this object. The result should be a concise but informative representation that is easy for a person to read. It is recommended that all subclasses override this method.

The toString method for class Object returns a string consisting of the name of the class of which the object is an instance, the at-sign character `@', and the unsigned hexadecimal representation of the hash code of the object. In other words, this method returns a string equal to the value of:

 getClass().getName() + '@' + Integer.toHexString(hashCode())

String a string representation of the object.

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