2013-03-09 00:47



I am getting the following error every time I try to execute my code:

03-09 00:41:23.022: E/JustDealsUtils(1163): Error parsing to json on getJarrayFromString(); org.json.JSONException: Value Database of type java.lang.String cannot be converted to JSONArray
03-09 00:41:23.022: E/ActivityTab(1163): Error at fillPromotionList(): java.lang.NullPointerException

Java snipped for fillPromotionList():

public void onTaskCompleted(String result) {
  try {
    // converting the response into json array
    if(result != "") {
      jarray = utils.getJarrayFromString(result);

      // total number of rows for a query
      int mysqlSize = (jarray.getJSONObject(0)

      Log.i(DEBUG, "From " + from + " to " + mysqlSize);

      if(from <= mysqlSize) {
        int rows;
        if(jarray.length() > 0) {
          Log.i(DEBUG, "From " + from + " to " + Math.floor(mysqlSize / nr) * nr);
          if(from + 5 <= Math.floor(mysqlSize / nr) * nr) {
            rows = jarray.length();
          } else {
            rows = mysqlSize % nr + 1;
            Utils.IS_ENDED_PROMO_LIST = true;
          ArrayList < String > list = new ArrayList < String > ();
          for(int i = 1; i < rows; i++) {
            JSONObject row = jarray.getJSONObject(i);
            soPrice.add(row.getString("bPrice") + "£");
            soImage.add(Utils.PATH + row.getString("bImage"));
            if(!db.hasIDBooks(row.getInt("bid"))) db.createRowOnBooks(row.getInt("bid"), row.getString("bTitle"), row.getString("bCode"), row.getString("bPrice"), row.getString("bDescription"), row.getString("bModule"), Utils.PATH + row.getString("bImage"), row.getString("bSpecialOffer"), row.getInt("bSpecialDiscount"), row.getString("bDateAdded"));
          new DownloadImages(list, soAdapter)
    } else {
      Utils.IS_ENDED_PROMO_LIST = true;
      if(rlLoading.isShown()) {
  } catch(Exception e) {
    Log.e(DEBUG, "Error at fillPromotionList(): " + e.toString());

I have the same code written for another list function and it works fine. I am unable to rectify the problem.

Moreover, it is also pointing towards a null pointer exception??

Here is my PHP API for this Code:

    $from = $_POST["from"];
    $nr = $_POST["nr"];
    // those variables are for search
    $title = $_POST["title"];
    $code = $_POST["code"];
    $price = $_POST["price"];
    $module = $_POST["module"];
    $order = $_POST["order"];
    $by = $_POST["by"];

    $sql = "SET CHARACTER SET utf8";

    if(isset($from) && isset($nr)){
        // we need to know how many rows are in total for this query
        $sql = "SELECT * FROM `books` WHERE `bSpecialOffer='true' AND `bCode` LIKE '%$code%' AND `bTitle` LIKE '%$title%' AND `bModule` LIKE '%$module%'";
        $query = $db->query($sql);

        $rows = array();
        $rows[] = array("numRows"=>$db->numRows($query));

        // if those 2 var are set then we order the query after them
        if(isset($order) && isset($by)){
            $sql .= " ORDER BY `$order` $by LIMIT $from, $nr";
            $sql .= "LIMIT $from, $nr";

        $query = $db->query($sql);

            while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($query)) {
                $rows[] =  $row;


Actually error also mentions DATABASE VALUE. Does that mean error lies in the PHP API?

Finally, here is my JSON array part in utils.java:

 public JSONArray getJarrayFromString(String result) {
   // Parsing string to JSON Array
   try {
     jarray = new JSONArray(result);
   } catch(JSONException e) {
     Log.e(DEBUG, "Error parsing to json on getJarrayFromString(); " + e.toString());

   return jarray;

Your suggestions and opinions would be highly appreciated. Many thanks.

Snippet from SQL database for BOOKS table.

CREATE TABLE `books` (
  `bid` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `bCode` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
  `bTitle` varchar(100) NOT NULL,
  `bPrice` int(50) NOT NULL,
  `bDescription` longtext NOT NULL,
  `bModule` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
  `bImage` varchar(80) NOT NULL,
  `bDateAdded` date NOT NULL,
  `bSpecialOffer` varchar(5) NOT NULL,
  `bSpecialDiscount` int(3) NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY  (`bid`),
  UNIQUE KEY `bTitle` (`bTitle`)

-- Dumping data for table `books`

INSERT INTO `books` VALUES(1, "MDAI001", "Apocalyptic AI", 50, "Author: Robert M.Geraci

Edition: 5th Edition 

Topics: Intelligence Agents,Solving problems by seraching, Beyond classical search, Algorithms and Adversarial search, logical agents", "MDAI72", "image26.jpg", "2013-01-12", "true", 30);
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Edition: 2nd Edition 

Topics: Learning from examples, Knowledge in learning, Reinforcement learning, Learning probabalistic model, Non parametric models', 'MDAI72', 'image27.jpg', '2013-01-25', 'false', 0);
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Edition: 1st Edition 

Topics: Artificial neural networks, Language models, Speech recognition, Syntactic analysis, Image formation, Reconstructing the 3D world, Machine translation ', 'MDAI72', 'image28.jpg', '2012-05-18', 'false', 0);
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Edition: 3rd Edition 

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  • dshmvqnl98119 dshmvqnl98119 8年前

    In PHP, print_r is for debugging, and prints human-readable information about a variable. You want to use print

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