Portable Version Of DB Browser For SQLite
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Wednesday, 17 February 2016

DB Browser for SQLite is a visual open source tool that can be used to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. A PortableApp version has been released to join the Windows, Linux and Mac versions.




The software has a spreadsheet style interface, and can be used to create databases, search, and edit data. This isn't a visual shell for SQLite; instead, it lets users work with SQLite format data visually.

SQLLite is the world’s most widely used database, mainly due to its use as the database engine in memory constrained gadgets such as cellphones, PDAs, and MP3 players. It’s an in-process library that implements a self-contained, serverless, transactional SQL database engine. It doesn’t have a separate server process, and it reads and writes directly to ordinary files. The entire SQL database with multiple tables, indexes, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.

DB Browser offers an accessible interface for working with SQLite files.



It has controls and wizards for the most common database actions, including:

  • Create and compact database files
  • Create, define, modify and delete tables
  • Create, define and delete indexes
  • Browse, edit, add and delete records
  • Search records
  • Import and export records as text
  • Import and export tables from/to CSV files
  • Import and export databases from/to SQL dump files
  • Issue SQL queries and inspect the results
  • Examine a log of all SQL commands issued by the application

The most recent version, 3.8, was released for the main operating system environments at the end of December 2015, with an extensive list of minor improvements including improved error handling; better handling of foreign key constraints;the ability to save filter values, sort order and column widths for all tables when switching the current table or tab; the ability to use different 'display formats' for columns; and some more informative messages such as the addition of 'x rows affected' information to the result view of the Execute SQL area. Support has also been added for the opening of read only database files, and for having a SQL script which gets executed whenever any database file is opened.  


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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 February 2016 )