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SOLVED: Day 61, Missing data while working with Core Data

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I did this challenge but when I compared the list of friends for every user to the original JSON, I noticed that some friends were missing. So I decided to take help from hws+ and I noticed that paul has the same issue on his solution. For instance at minute 21:38 of his video solution, paul tap on a user called Allie Mendoza and on paul's simulator we can see that this user has just one friend called Calderon Blackwell, but if we take a look at the original JSON we can see that Allie Mendoza actually has 6 friends, so 5 of them were missing and the same thing happens to me on my simulator.

I would appreciate some clarity on this, Thank you


I experienced the same thing and I had a post on this but I haven't been able to locate it. If I find it I'll add the link, but it might have gotten deleted.

Make sure you have the following:

  1. You have the NSMergePolicy in your DataController.
  2. You have a many to many relationship created.
  3. You have constraints set on the CachedFriend and CachedUser Enitities.
class DataController: ObservableObject {
    let container = NSPersistentContainer(name: "FriendFace")

    init() {
        container.loadPersistentStores { descrption, error in
            if let error = error {
                print("Core Data failed to load: \(error.localizedDescription)")
            self.container.viewContext.mergePolicy = NSMergePolicy.mergeByPropertyObjectTrump





I also added some state, toolbar items and a method to calculate the number of people so I could see what was happening:

@State private var uniqueFriends = [Friend]()

.toolbar {
  ToolbarItemGroup(placement: .navigationBarLeading) {
    Text("CU: \(cachedUsers.count)")
    Text("CF: \(cachedFriends.count)")
    Button("UniqueFriends") {

  ToolbarItemGroup(placement: .bottomBar) {
    Text("U: \(users.count)")
    Text("F: \(uniqueFriends.count)")
func calculateUniqueFriends() {
  for user in users {
    for friend in user.friends {
      if uniqueFriends.contains(where: { $0.name == friend.name}) {
      } else {

Basically you should have a 100 CachedUsers and 100 CachedFriends, which should match 100 Users and 100 Unique Friends from the download.


Wow! Thank you so much @vtabmow this has been really helpful, my problem was that I had Cached friend with a To One relationship with user and Paul has the same issue in his video solution. I think this makes a lot of sense because one user can have multiple friends, but one friend can also belong to multiple users. I spent hours trying to figure out what was going on here, Thanks again! 😀


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