Mailing List



NerdyHearn - Blog

<< Back To All Blogs

Reading A Database Schema in SQLite with C#

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

As an introduction to my next, still secret, blog post, I would like to go over how you can read the schema from a SQLite database, using C# and System.Data.SQLite.

This is a fairly simple process, but not immediately apparent if you are trying to do what I needed to do. In my case, I simply wanted to open an SQLite database (if you aren't familiar with SQLite, it is just a file-based DBMS), and read all of the tables within this database (file).

Without further ado, here is the code, which is fairly simple:

// Initialize the connection
SQLiteConnection conn = new SQLiteConnection("data source=" + file);

// These is how you list the schema of an SQLite database
SQLiteCommand comm = new SQLiteCommand("SELECT * FROM sqlite_master WHERE type = 'table'", conn);
// Populate the reader
SQLiteDataReader reader = comm.ExecuteReader();

// Step through each row
while (reader.Read())
for (int a = 0; a < reader.FieldCount; a++)
// This will give you the name of the current row's column
string columnName = reader.GetName(a);

// This will give you the value of the current row's column
string columnValue = reader[a].ToString();

Pretty easy, but very useful.

SQLitin' Tom Out.


CSharp Databases SQLite

Related Blogs

SharePoint Web Services, .NET 3.5, and Authentication Issues
Using MOSS and WSS SharePoint Workflow to Resize Images in an Image Library
Creating an MD5 String Extension method in C#


Currently no comments.

Add A Comment



Email Address: (not public, used to send notifications on further comments)


Enter the text above, except for the 1st and last character:

NerdyHearn - Latest tech news relating to C#, ASP.NET, SharePoint, PHP, general development, and more. SaveMySerials - Protect yourself from theft, fire, natural disasters and more by recording your serial numbers