Building Your Initial Database
With your schema defined, you are ready to create the database itself. Android provides some low-level methods on Context to open a database file into an instance of SQLiteDatabase: openOrCreateDatabase(…) and databaseList().
However, in practice you will always need to follow a few basic steps:
Check to see whether the database already exists.
If it does not, create it and create the tables and initial data it needs.
If it does, open it up and see what version of your CrimeDbSchema it has. (You may want to add or remove things in future versions of CriminalIntent.)
If it is an old version, upgrade it to a newer version.
Android provides the SQLiteOpenHelper class to handle all ...