Summary: this tutorial shows you step by step how to download and install SQLite on your computer.
To download SQLite, you open the download page of the SQlite website.
- First, go to the https://www.sqlite.org website.
- Second, open the download page https://www.sqlite.org/download.html
SQLite provides various versions for various platforms e.g., Windows, Linux, Mac, etc. You should choose an appropriate version to download.
For example, to work with SQLite on Windows, you download the command-line shell program as shown in the screenshot below.
Installing SQLite is simple and straightforward.
- First, create a new folder e.g., C:\sqlite.
- Second, extract the content of the file that you downloaded in the previous section to the C:\sqlite folder. You should see the sqlite3.exe is in the C:\sqlite folder.
To verify the installation, you perform the following steps:
First, open the command line window and navigate to the C:\sqlite folder.
Second, enter sqlite3, you should see the following window:
Third, you can type the .help command from the sqlite> prompt to see all available commands in sqlite3.
Fourth, to quit the sqlite>, you use .quit command as follows:
Install SQLite GUI tool
The sqlite3 command is excellent…
However, sometimes, you want to work with the SQLite databases using an intuitive GUI tool.
There are many GUI tools for managing SQLite databases available ranging from a freeware to commercial licenses.
In this tutorial, we would like to introduce you to a free GUI tool for managing SQLite databases named SQLite Studio.
The SQLite studio is free, portable, intuitive, and cross platform. In addition, it provides some of the most important features to work with SQLite databases such as importing, exporting data in various formats e.g., CSV, XML, JSON, etc.
You can download the SQLite studio at the homepage of SQLite, extract the file into a folder e.g., C:\sqlite\gui\ and run it.
We will show you how to perform various database tasks using both sqlite3 command prompt window and SQLite Studio.
Now, you should complete downloading and install SQLite and are ready to work with SQLite. If you have any issues with these steps, feel free to send us an email to get help.