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stage 7 challenge 2

Next, filter the query using a "where" clause. In this case, we want to filter episodes where the field "writer" is equal to the string value "Neil Gaiman".

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import com.parse.ParseQuery;
import com.parse.ParseObject;
import com.parse.FindCallback;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        /* Add code below! */
     ParseQuery<String> query = new ParseQuery<String>("DoctorWhoEpisodes"); 

l need your help l am stuck...thank you in advance

1 Answer

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

If you look at the documentation for ParseQuery you will find the method being used here, whereEqualsTo(). Here is the relevant description from Parse.com:

public ParseQuery<T> whereEqualTo(String key, Object value)

Add a constraint to the query that requires a particular key's value to be equal to the provided value.


key - The key to check.

value - The value that the ParseObject must contain.


Returns the query, so you can chain this call.

In our challenge we want to check to see where the field "writer" is equal to the string value "Neil Gaiman". Since we have already defined a ParseQuery object as query we can use:

query.whereEqualTo("writer", "Neil Gaiman");

I hope that helps and makes some sense.

Happy coding,