Hi to all! I made a class named “Database” I called openOrCreateDatabase in in its constructor but it was giving error.
Then I searched on internet and got a solution that in case of non activity class I should also pass context. Then I passed context but then I am facing an error in run time in LogCat: ”java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDatabase android.content.Context.openOrCreateDatabase(java.lang.String, int, android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDatabase$CursorFactory)' on a null object reference."

Above in the double quotes is the error.please guide me
Actually I want that I just call the constructor of this class in another class named “InsertRecord” and the database should be created. Now i am pasting code of both my classes

package com.hatflabs.addressbook;

import android.content.Context;
import android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDatabase;
import android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDatabase.CursorFactory;
import android.support.design.widget.TabLayout;
import android.text.Editable;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.PreparedStatement;
import java.sql.SQLException;

import javax.xml.parsers.FactoryConfigurationError;

 * Created by applezone on 1/1/01.
public class Database  {

    SQLiteDatabase db;
    Connection con;
    String dbName = "MyDb";

    // constructor
    public Database(Context ctxt,  SQLiteDatabase db) {
        db = ctxt.openOrCreateDatabase(dbName, ctxt.MODE_PRIVATE,null);



Now I am code of InsertRecord class

package com.hatflabs.addressbook;

import android.content.Context;
import android.database.sqlite.SQLiteDatabase;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.design.widget.FloatingActionButton;
import android.support.design.widget.Snackbar;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.EditText;
import android.widget.TextView;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.hatflabs.addressbook.Database.*;

import java.sql.PreparedStatement;

public class InsertRecord extends AppCompatActivity {

    Context ctxt;
    SQLiteDatabase db;
    Button b1;

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        b1 = (Button)findViewById(R.id.button1);

        b1.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View v) {

           //creating object of Database class

           Database dtbs = new Database(ctxt,db );
                Log.w("Saboor","database created");



    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.menu_insert_record, menu);
        return true;


    public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
        // Handle action bar item clicks here. The action bar will
        // automatically handle clicks on the Home/Up button, so long
        // as you specify a parent activity in AndroidManifest.xml.
        int id = item.getItemId();

        //noinspection SimplifiableIfStatement
        if (id == R.id.action_settings) {
            return true;

        return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);

This is not the answer but to share how I debug such a thing. I hook up my device and run it over the Android studio USB debugger and break at that line of code to examine variables to see what's up. If I can't do that I've been sending up "toasts" with messages so I can see what's going on inside.

Be a part of the DaniWeb community

We're a friendly, industry-focused community of developers, IT pros, digital marketers, and technology enthusiasts meeting, learning, and sharing knowledge.