Salesforce Mobile iOS SDK | Retrieve the list of objects from salesforce

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Salesforce Mobile:

Retrieve the list of objects from salesforce in iOS native mobile app

Description: Using the salesforce mobile iOS-native SDK we can retrieve the list of objects using “requestForDescribeGlobal” SDK method. This method will return the data of all the objects from your salesforce org.


In your viewDidLoad method make a request to salesforce  
- (void)viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];
    self.title = @"App Title";
    SFRestRequest* request = [[SFRestAPI sharedInstance] requestForDescribeGlobal];
    NSLog(@"request:didLoadResponse: #request: %@", request);
    [[SFRestAPI sharedInstance] send:request delegate:self];

To get the result response you can use didLoadResponse Method as:

- (void)request:(SFRestRequest *)request didLoadResponse:(id)jsonResponse {
   NSArray *records = [jsonResponse objectForKey:@"sobjects"];
   NSLog(@"request:didLoadResponse: #records: %lu", (unsigned long)records.count);
   self.dataRows = records;
    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
        [self.tableView reloadData];

Now if you check your console log this will return the no of records found in salesforce i.e number of objects in your salesforce org.

To Populate these records in a list view you can add code as:

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView_ cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath 
     static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"CellIdentifier";
     UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView_ dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];
     if (cell == nil) {
cell = [[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleValue1 reuseIdentifier:CellIdentifier];
    // Configure the cell to show the data.
    NSDictionary *obj = [dataRows objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];
    NSString *fileId = obj[@"id"];
    NSInteger tag = [fileId hash];
    cell.textLabel.text =  obj[@"name"];
    cell.detailTextLabel.text = obj[@"label"];    
    return cell;

This will populate the list with all the objects of your salesforce org with name and label.

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