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SQLite Tutorial: History

SQLite is an incredibly lightweight database management system, perfect for small-scale applications. It was released in August 2000 and has since become one of the most widely used database management systems due to its simplicity, speed, and versatility.


The syntax for creating a table in SQLite is as follows:

CREATE TABLE table_name (
    column1 datatype constraint,
    column2 datatype constraint,
    columnN datatype constraint


Suppose we want to create a table in SQLite to hold a list of employees. We can create a table called employees with columns for the employee ID, name, and age as follows:

CREATE TABLE employees (
    name TEXT NOT NULL,
    age INT NOT NULL


There is no output for creating a table in SQLite. To verify that the table was created successfully, you can use the following command:

SELECT name FROM sqlite_master WHERE type='table' AND name='employees';


In the example above, we created a table called employees with columns for the employee ID, name, and age. The id column is set to be an integer data type and is the primary key for the table. The name and age columns are set to be string and integer data types respectively. We also added the NOT NULL constraint to ensure that values in these columns cannot be left empty.

The primary key constraint ensures that each record in the table has a unique identifier and can be used to reference a particular record when performing CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations. The NOT NULL constraint ensures that there are no empty values in the name and age columns.


SQLite can be used in a variety of different applications, ranging from mobile apps to personal projects to small-scale enterprise applications. It's lightweight, easy to use, and requires no administration or setup, making it ideal for developers who want to focus on building their application rather than managing their database.

SQLite is also ACID-compliant, meaning that it ensures that each transaction (such as a read or write operation) follows the principles of atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability, thus ensuring data integrity and reliability.

Important Points

  • SQLite is not recommended for large-scale applications or applications with high transaction rates.
  • Data types such as INTEGER, TEXT, and REAL can be used for columns in SQLite tables.
  • Constraints such as PRIMARY KEY and NOT NULL can be added to columns to enforce data integrity.
  • SQLite is ACID-compliant, ensuring data reliability and integrity.


In this tutorial, we learned about the history of SQLite, how to create a table in SQLite using SQL syntax, and its use cases and important points to keep in mind. SQLite is a popular, lightweight, and versatile database management system that can be used for a variety of applications, from personal projects to small-scale enterprise apps. It's also ACID-compliant, ensuring data integrity and reliability for every transaction.

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