Connecting to SQLite
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Connecting to SQLite

The SaveToDB add-in allows connecting to SQLite tables and views.

The SaveToDB add-in supports the following data providers:

  • SQLite ODBC Driver
  • SQLite .NET Data Provider

The add-in ships the .NET data provider. So, you can use it from the box.

You can download and install the SQLite ODBC Driver at http://www.ch-werner.de/sqliteodbc/.

Microsoft Excel supports SQLite ODBC drivers and does not support .NET data providers.

Here is a sample of the Database Connection Wizard page where you can select the data provider:

Connecting Excel to SQLite Database - Selecting Provider

Connecting to SQLite Databases

You can use an absolute path or a path relative to the active workbook.

The SaveToDB add-in allows using environment variables like %LOCALAPPDATA% in the paths also.

A free version of SQLite does not support encrypting.

Here is a sample of the connection:

Connecting Excel to SQLite Database

Creating SQLite Database

You can create an SQLite database during connection.

This feature is useful, for example, for the Data Publishing Wizard and Application Installer.

Below is a dialog box sample:

Creating SQLite Database