Add extra row to a UITableView managed by NSFetchedResultsController

I’m using a UITableViewController for a table in my app, and I’ve added an NSFetchedResultsController to provide the data to show in the table (setting self as it’s delegate).

However I would like to add a unique cell as the last cell of the table, unrelated to the items produced by the NSFetchedResultsController‘s predicate, I want this cell to always be at the bottom of the table.

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  • I’ve tried simply added 1 to these methods in the table view data source:

    - (NSUInteger)numberOfSectionsInTableView:(UITableView *)sender
        return [[self.fetchedResultsController sections] count] + 1;
    - (NSUInteger)tableView:(UITableView *)sender numberOfRowsInSection:(NSUInteger)section
        return [[[self.fetchedResultsController sections] objectAtIndex:section] numberOfObjects] + 1;

    And then catching the case where this extra row is being generated like so (the table only has 1 section):

    - (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)sender
             cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
        if (indexPath.row == [self.fetchedResultsController.fetchedObjects count]) {
            //Generate the last cell in  table.
        } else {
            //Generate the rest of the cells like normal.
        return nil; //To keep the compiler happy.

    This checks to see if the index is the last cell and deals with it appropriately.

    However I am still getting the following error at runtime:

    *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException', 
    reason: '*** -[__NSArrayM objectAtIndex:]: index 1 beyond bounds [0 .. 0]'

    Any idea what’s causing this? Or is there a better way of adding an extra row to a table view controlled by an NSFetchedResultsController?

    3 Solutions Collect From Internet About “Add extra row to a UITableView managed by NSFetchedResultsController”

    The fetched results controller is pretty tightly tied to the tableview, if you implement all the datasource methods as indicated in the documentation (the updates and so on). It will get pretty messy and hacky.

    Could your “extra row” be the footer view of the table instead? This will always be at the bottom. It wouldn’t be too much work to make it look like a cell, though from the look of it you want it to look different to the other cells anyway.

    Given the table only has one section, this code looks wrong:

    - (NSUInteger)numberOfSectionsInTableView:(UITableView *)sender
        return [[self.fetchedResultsController sections] count] + 1;

    I suspect your crash arises when the tableview tries to retrieve the second section; the + 1 should be removed.

    It’s possible to do more complex things with tables sourced from fetched results controllers (see NSFetchedResultsController prepend a row or section ), so I’m sure this simple case can be made to work.

    Why dont you just use the built in Header and Footer Views of UITableView?


    UIView *customBottomView = [UIView alloc] init... //set up your View (what you called custom bottom cell)

    self.table.tableFooterView = customBottomView; //alternatively tableHeaderView

    Technically you are adding a view that is displayed below (or above) the table that is added to the table and handled wonderfully by the TableView. For users there is no way determine whether this is a (last) cell or simply a view. You’ll just have to work around if you were planning on using methods like didSelectRowAtIndexPath