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greenDAO is a light & fast ORM solution for Android that maps objects to SQLite databases.

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greenDAO is a light & fast ORM for Android that maps objects to SQLite databases. Being highly optimized for Android, greenDAO offers great performance and consumes minimal memory.

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greenDAO's unique set of features:

  • Rock solid: greenDAO has been around since 2011 and is used by countless famous apps
  • Super simple: concise and straight-forward API, in V3 with annotations
  • Small: The library is <150K and it's just plain Java jar (no CPU dependent native parts)
  • Fast: Probably the fastest ORM for Android, driven by intelligent code generation
  • Safe and expressive query API: QueryBuilder uses property constants to avoid typos
  • Powerful joins: query across entities and even chain joins for complex relations
  • Flexible property types: use custom classes or enums to represent data in your entity
  • Encryption: supports SQLCipher encrypted databases

Add greenDAO to your project

greenDAO is available on Maven Central. Please ensure that you are using the latest versions of the greendao and greendao-gradle-plugin artifact.

Add the following Gradle configuration to your Android project. In your root

buildscript {
    repositories {
        mavenCentral() // add repository
    dependencies {
        classpath ''
        classpath 'org.greenrobot:greendao-gradle-plugin:3.3.0' // add plugin
In your app modules
file: ```groovy apply plugin: '' apply plugin: 'org.greenrobot.greendao' // apply plugin

dependencies { implementation 'org.greenrobot:greendao:3.3.0' // add library } ```

Note that this hooks up the greenDAO Gradle plugin to your build process. When you build your project, it generates classes like DaoMaster, DaoSession and DAOs.

Continue at the Getting Started page.

R8, ProGuard

If your project uses R8 or ProGuard add the following rules:

-keepclassmembers class * extends org.greenrobot.greendao.AbstractDao {
public static java.lang.String TABLENAME;
-keep class **$Properties { *; }

If you DO use SQLCipher:

-keep class org.greenrobot.greendao.database.SqlCipherEncryptedHelper { *; }

If you do NOT use SQLCipher:

-dontwarn net.sqlcipher.database.**

If you do NOT use RxJava:

-dontwarn rx.**

Homepage, Documentation, Links

For more details on greenDAO please check greenDAO's website. Here are some direct links you may find useful:


Getting Started



Technical FAQ

Non-Technical FAQ

Migrating to greenDAO 3

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