self.tableView.reloadData() not working in Swift

Question!

I'm attempting to learn Swift & the basics of iOS dev at the same time, so bear with me. I've got a TableViewController that is firstly parsing a local JSON file and rendering it's very simple data into TableViewCells and SectionHeaderViews. Within the same TableViewController, I'm making a call to a JSON endpoint, which is returning data, which I am then setting to variables so I can access what I actually want to get at (the API structure is less than desirable). So, I finally set the proper data to be self.tableData and then call self.tableView.reloadData() but nothing happens. What gives?

(the code in question is at the bottom of this class)

import UIKit

class BusinessTableViewController: UITableViewController {

    var data: NSMutableData = NSMutableData()
    var tableData: NSArray = NSArray()

    @lazy var Business: NSArray = {
        let pathTCT = NSBundle.mainBundle().pathForResource("TCT", ofType: "json")
        let data = NSData.dataWithContentsOfFile(pathTCT, options: nil, error: nil)
        return NSJSONSerialization.JSONObjectWithData(data, options: nil, error: nil) as NSArray
        }()

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()

        navigationItem.titleView = UIImageView(image: UIImage(named: "growler"))

        tableView.registerClass(BeerTableViewCell.self, forCellReuseIdentifier: "cell")
        tableView.separatorStyle = .None

        fetchKimono()
    }

    override func numberOfSectionsInTableView(tableView: UITableView!) -> Int {
//        return Business.count
        return 1
    }

    override func tableView(tableView: UITableView?, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
        let biz = Business[section] as NSDictionary
        let results = biz["results"] as NSDictionary
        let beers = results["collection1"] as NSArray
        return beers.count
    }

    override func tableView(tableView: UITableView?, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath?) -> UITableViewCell? {
        let cell = tableView!.dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier("cell", forIndexPath: indexPath!) as BeerTableViewCell
        if let path = indexPath {
            let biz = Business[path.section] as NSDictionary
            let results = biz["results"] as NSDictionary
            let beers = results["collection1"] as NSArray
            let beer = beers[path.row] as NSDictionary

            cell.titleLabel.text = beer["BeerName"] as String
        }

        return cell
    }

    override func tableView(tableView: UITableView!, titleForHeaderInSection section: Int) -> String! {
        let biz = Business[section] as NSDictionary
        return biz["name"] as String
    }

    override func tableView(tableView: UITableView!, viewForHeaderInSection section: Int) -> UIView! {
        let biz = Business[section] as NSDictionary
        let view = LocationHeaderView()
        view.titleLabel.text = (biz["name"] as String).uppercaseString
        return view
    }

    override func tableView(tableView: UITableView!, heightForHeaderInSection section: Int) -> CGFloat {
        return 45
    }

    func fetchKimono() {
        var urlPath = "names have been changed to protect the innocent"
        var url: NSURL = NSURL(string: urlPath)
        var request: NSURLRequest = NSURLRequest(URL: url)
        var connection: NSURLConnection = NSURLConnection(request: request, delegate: self, startImmediately: false)

        connection.start()
    }

    func connection(didReceiveResponse: NSURLConnection!, didReceiveResponse response: NSURLResponse!) {
        // Recieved a new request, clear out the data object
        self.data = NSMutableData()
    }

    func connection(connection: NSURLConnection!, didReceiveData data: NSData!) {
        // Append the recieved chunk of data to our data object
        self.data.appendData(data)
    }

    func connectionDidFinishLoading(connection: NSURLConnection!) {
        // Request complete, self.data should now hold the resulting info
        // Convert the retrieved data in to an object through JSON deserialization
        var err: NSError
        var jsonResult: NSDictionary = NSJSONSerialization.JSONObjectWithData(data, options:    NSJSONReadingOptions.MutableContainers, error: nil) as NSDictionary
        var results: NSDictionary = jsonResult["results"] as NSDictionary
        var collection: NSArray = results["collection1"] as NSArray
        if jsonResult.count>0 && collection.count>0 {
            var results: NSArray = collection as NSArray
            self.tableData = results
            self.tableView.reloadData()
        }
    }
}


Answers

In my case the table was updated correctly, but setNeedDisplay() was not called for the image so I mistakenly thought that the data was not reloaded.



So, the issue was that I was trying to inappropriately use @lazy, which caused my Business variable to essentially be a constant, and thusly uneditable. Also, instead of loading the local json, I'm now loading only the data returned from the API.

import UIKit

class BusinessTableViewController: UITableViewController {

    var data: NSMutableData = NSMutableData()
    var Business: NSMutableArray = NSMutableArray()

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()

        navigationItem.titleView = UIImageView(image: UIImage(named: "growler"))

        tableView.registerClass(BeerTableViewCell.self, forCellReuseIdentifier: "cell")
        tableView.separatorStyle = .None

        fetchKimono()
    }

    override func numberOfSectionsInTableView(tableView: UITableView!) -


If you connection is in background thread then you should update UI in main thread like this

self.tblMainTable.performSelectorOnMainThread(Selector("reloadData"), withObject: nil, waitUntilDone: true)

As I have mentioned here



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