CoreData – looking into data from command line during iPhone Simulator execution

If you want to examine your CoreData tables you can easily achieve this via sqlite3.

Open your iPhone simulator directory

/Users/$USER/Library/Application\ Support/\
iPhone\ Simulator/$IPHONE_SIMULATOR_VERSION/Applications

Find database file

find . -name "*.sqlite"

Open this file with sqlite3


List tables

select name from sqlite_master where type = 'table';

Get detailed information regarding given table