Working with SQLite

SQLite is a lightweight file based database that supports SQL queries. Create a new SQLite database in the container and execute some commands against it.

Exercise
Answer
Exercise
  • Open the integrated terminal and browse to "/"

  • Create a folder called "data"

  • Move into that folder and create a new SQLite database with sqlite3 lamp.db

  • Connect to the database with the SQLite Extension

  • Create a new table called "colors"

  • Insert a few records

  • Select the records back out

Answer
  • Open the integrated terminal with (Cmd/Ctrl + `)

  • Move to the root directly of the container

cd /
  • Create a folder called "data"

mkdir data
  • Move into that new folder

cd data
  • Create a new SQLite database called "lamp"

sqlite3 lamp.db
  • Display the database that was created with the ".databases" command

.databases
  • Type .quit to exit the SQLite prompt

  • Open the Command Prompt (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + P)

  • Select "SQLite: Open Database"

  • Select "Choose database from file" in the prompt

  • Type "/data/lamp.db" in the prompt

  • Open the Explorer view (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + E)

  • Notice there is now a "SQLite Explorer" view

  • Right-click the lamp.db database and select "New Query"

  • Use the commands found in "sqlite.sql" in the project to...

    • Create a table

    • Insert a color

    • Select a record

-- SQLite
CREATE TABLE colors (
id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY,
color TEXT NOT NULL
);
INSERT INTO colors (id, color) VALUES (1, 'Blue')
SELECT * FROM colors
  • Each block must be run by itself. Highlight the block to run.

  • Open the Command Palette and select "SQLite: Run Selected Query"

  • View the query results in split pane mode