Install SQLite in Python

Install SQLite in Python

SQLite is an RDBMS that is based on PostgreSQL syntax. It is not a client-server system and offers a variety of features to its users. It is faster than an SQL server and is serverless, portable, and self-contained. The only downside is that it provides only one writer at a time.

We can access SQLite databases with Python. Python provides support to work with such databases and manipulate them. The support for this is included in the standard Python library.

The sqlite3 package provides different functionalities to work with the SQLite databases. As discussed, this is included by default in the standard library.

However, if one faces an issue with this, we can very easily install it using the pip command. The pip allows us to download and manage different packages in Python.

The following command is used to install the sqlite3 package.

pip install pysqlite3 

For users working with Python 2.x, this may raise some errors. This is due to the Python version. We can alter the version by using the following command.

pip install pysqlite

If someone working with Anaconda Navigator has issues with the default package, they can use the conda command to resolve this. This command is similar to the pip command for managing packages in the Anaconda environment.

We use the following command.

conda install sqlite3

We can change the version depending on the user’s Python version.

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