screenshotSQLite Reader  |  Download Easily browse, edit and manage SQLite database inside your browser!

Some of the important features of the SQLite Reader addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with SQLite Reader.

In short, SQLite Reader is a browser extension that let you easily manage SQLite database, plus, you can execute any SQLite command without any additional plugins. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use SQLite Reader

  • Has a stand-alone popup window to drag & drop (or browse) SQLite database.

  • Has a console to inform you about the ongoing processes.

  • Can open, view and edit SQLite database, plus, runs any SQLite command that you would like.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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  • If you are looking for a simple and hassle-free way to edit a SQLite database, then you are in the right place. The SQLite reader is an excellent extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera browsers on all the common operating systems.

    This add-on will allow you to browse, manage, and edit the SQLite database in your browser. It will enable you to execute various SQLite commands including the SQL standard commands as well. You will have to check the commands to make sure they are valid and to avoid any troubles. An open-source SQLite engine is used by this addon; the library is created using the C language to JavaScript through Emscripten compiler. Are you wondering how to use this extension? Please read on to know more about this extension. A remarkable feature of this extension is that you can manage the SQLite database right in your browser. You will not need to use any other plugins to use SQLite commands. After adding it to the browser, you can open it from the toolbar. A new window will open up, now, all you have to do is drag & drop the SQLite file to the box at the top.

    After loading the SQLite, you can see the different commands in the middle section. Please add/edit the code, and once you are done, click on the - Execute - button. Also, keep in mind that executing the command will take some time, so you have to be patient. The time it takes depends on the size of the SQLite database. Third section (Result Section) will display the result. There are 6 buttons under - Load SQLite - box. You can click the box for loading the SQLite database or drag & drop the file for opening it. Execute SQLite button will run the commands. The second button (Reload UI) can be used for reloading the extension. Third button is - Clear UI, this will delete everything from the text editor. Fourth button is - Save Database - this is to save the SQLite database you have edited, and it will be downloaded on your computer, whereas the fifth button is - Insert a Sample SQLite. This is useful if you are not familiar with the SQLite language. It will make working on this addon easy. Last button is - Open Support Page - this might be helpful to get more info about this addon and also write bug reports. This extension is a compiled version of SQLite library in C. Using this extension is easier than the native applications. Please note that this addon is still in beta and may not work as expected. This extension will run slow in comparison to the native SQLite applications. It is important to note that, you may need a native application if you want to edit or manage a large SQLite database. This add-on is only best for the medium sized database. Overall, SQLite Reader is an outstanding addon that will be useful for opening, editing, and managing SQLite database without any stress and hassles.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is SQLite Reader?

    SQLite Reader is a browser add-on that help you easily open and view any SQLite database. Moreover, you can execute any command that you would like. It uses SQLite library (SQLite) which is compiled from C and C++ language to JavaScript with Emscripten compiler. Emscripten is a source-to-source compiler that can compile native C/C++ codes to JavaScript language. In order to work with this add-on, just open the app UI and drag a SQLite file to the designated area in the app (top section). Once the SQLite is fully loaded, you will see the commands in the textarea (middle section) within the UI. Simply edit the code and then click on the - Execute SQLite - button at the top left corner (the green button). Please note that, executing any command may take some time depending on the SQLite database size. The result is rendered in the - result section (III) - within the app UI. You can save the database by pressing on the - Save Database - button at the top. Moreover, there is also a button to insert a sample SQLite code. Simply press on this button and then click on the - Execute SQLite - button to see the results.

  • 2. What is SQLite?

    SQLite is a database management system that is embedded in the C programming language. It is designed for managing large amounts of data, and it can be accessed within a browser without the need for any additional plugins. This addon allows you to easily view and manage any SQLite database within your browser, making it a convenient tool for users on all platforms. The user interface is user-friendly and easy-to-use, making it accessible to even those with little to no experience with database management systems. It is important to note that SQLite has many differences from the SQL standard, although it does implement most of it.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for SQLite Reader?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How can I work with this add-on?

    As mentioned above, simply open the app UI, then drag & drop a desired SQLite database inside the app (rectangular area at the top). Wait for the app to fully load your SQLite database. A loader will show up until the loading process is done. Once you see the result in the textarea (middle section), you can start editing the code. Then press on the execute SQLite button at the top left corner. Your code will be executed and the result will be shown at the bottom section. Please note that, since this addon is using the JavaScript version of SQLite package, it might be slower than the native application. There are few buttons at the top section within the toolbar. From left to right, there is - Execute SQLite - button which is for executing SQLite commands. Next there is the - Reload UI - button to reload the app UI. Third button is for cleaning the app UI (result section). If you want to save the database, please use the forth button. Clicking on this button will save and download the database to your system in the default download location. Next button is for inserting a sample SQLite code. If you are not familiar with SQLite language, you can use this button to start working with this addon. Please remember to press on the - Execute SQLite - button after inserting the sample code. The last button is for opening the support page.

  • 5. How does SQLite Reader addon work?

    This addon uses the free and open source conversion library called SQLite. SQLite is originally written in C language. But within the browser, only JavaScript language is accepted. Therefore, this addon uses a compiled version of SQLite library in Javascript language. The compiled version is the result of Emscripten compiler. Please read this Wikipedia page to get more info about Emscripten compiler. All the original SQLite commands are also accepted in this Javascript compiled version. However, not every command is supported yet. So please check for available commands before using the addon. It is also important to note that, because this library is based on Javascript, it may NOT have the same performance as the C language version. Since it runs in the browser and has less resources comparing to the native SQLite application. But, according to our tests it is useful for ordinary usage (normal database).

  • 6. How do I turn the extension OFF?

    When app UI is closed, this addon is completely OFF and has no usage (RAM/CPU) on your system at all. Alternatively, if you want to completely turn off the addon, please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button from there.

  • 7. Is this extension available for mobile firefox (Firefox for android)?

    Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms including mobile Firefox and Opera browsers.

  • 8. How can I reload the app UI?

    When you open the app UI, you will see a reload button on the top left corner (second button). Please press on this button to reload the UI. Also note that, reloading the UI will terminate all active operations and reset the execution process.

  • 9. How can I download the SQLite database?

    Once a execution is done, please press on the - Save Database. Please click on the link to download the item to your machine. Download location is the default download path in your browser.

  • 10. How can I change the download path for SQLite database?

    In order to change the download location, please head to the settings tab in your browser and then find the download section. Within this section, you can adjust the download path. This will globally change the download location for all you downloads in your browser.

  • 11. Does this addon has comparable performance to the native SQLite applications?

    No, since this addon runs SQLite commands within the browser, it runs slower than the native SQLite application/library. However, using the addon is very easy (in fact much easier than the native SQLite command-line tool). Simply add it to your browser and it starts to work without any additional plugins. The native SQLite library is rather hard to use and may be difficult to install on different operating systems. But this addon is supported on all major browsers and platforms. Please note that, for very large SQLite database, you still need the native SQLite application. This addon is only suitable for normal database size.

  • 12. Where can I find the privacy policy for SQLite Reader?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


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