Deprecated NSPersistentStoreCoordinator Methods

A method identified as deprecated has been superseded and may become unsupported in the future.

Deprecated in OS X v10.5


Returns a dictionary that contains the metadata stored in the persistent store at the specified location. (Deprecated in OS X v10.5. Use metadataForPersistentStoreOfType:URL:error: instead.)

+ (NSDictionary *)metadataForPersistentStoreWithURL:(NSURL *)url error:(NSError **)error

An URL object that specifies the location of a persistent store.


If no store is found at url or if there is a problem accessing its contents, upon return contains an instance of NSError that describes the problem.

Return Value

A dictionary containing the metadata for the persistent store at url. If no store is found, or there is a problem accessing its contents, returns nil.

The keys guaranteed to be in this dictionary are NSStoreTypeKey and NSStoreUUIDKey.


This method allows you to access the metadata in a persistent store without initializing a Core Data stack.

  • Available in OS X v10.4 and later.
  • Deprecated in OS X v10.5.
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