1.11 (2019-09-02)

Option to create triggers to automatically keep FTS tables up-to-date with newly inserted, updated and deleted records. Thanks, Amjith Ramanujam! (#57)

1.10 (2019-08-23)

Ability to introspect and run queries against views (#54)

  • db.view_names() method and and db.views property
  • Separate View and Table classes, both subclassing new Queryable class
  • view.drop() method

See Listing views.

1.9 (2019-08-04)

1.8 (2019-07-28)

1.7.1 (2019-07-28)

  • Fixed bug where inserting records with 11 columns in a batch of 100 triggered a “too many SQL variables” error (#50)
  • Documentation and tests for table.drop() method: Dropping a table or view

1.7 (2019-07-24)

Support for lookup tables.

1.6 (2019-07-18)

  • sqlite-utils insert can now accept TSV data via the new --tsv option (#41)

1.5 (2019-07-14)

  • Support for compound primary keys (#36)
    • Configure these using the CLI tool by passing --pk multiple times
    • In Python, pass a tuple of columns to the pk=(..., ...) argument: Compound primary keys
  • New table.get() method for retrieving a record by its primary key: Retrieving a specific record (#39)

1.4.1 (2019-07-14)

1.4 (2019-06-30)

  • Added sqlite-utils index-foreign-keys command (docs) and db.index_foreign_keys() method (docs) (#33)

1.3 (2019-06-28)

1.2.2 (2019-06-25)

  • Fixed bug where datetime.time was not being handled correctly

1.2.1 (2019-06-20)

  • Check the column exists before attempting to add a foreign key (#29)

1.2 (2019-06-12)

1.1 (2019-05-28)

1.0.1 (2019-05-27)

  • sqlite-utils rows data.db table --json-cols - fixed bug where --json-cols was not obeyed

1.0 (2019-05-24)

0.14 (2019-02-24)

  • Ability to create unique indexes: db["mytable"].create_index(["name"], unique=True)
  • db["mytable"].create_index(["name"], if_not_exists=True)
  • $ sqlite-utils create-index mydb.db mytable col1 [col2...], see Creating indexes
  • table.add_column(name, type) method, see Adding columns
  • $ sqlite-utils add-column mydb.db mytable nameofcolumn, see Adding columns (CLI)
  • db["books"].add_foreign_key("author_id", "authors", "id"), see Adding foreign key constraints
  • $ sqlite-utils add-foreign-key books.db books author_id authors id, see Adding foreign key constraints (CLI)
  • Improved (but backwards-incompatible) foreign_keys= argument to various methods, see Specifying foreign keys

0.13 (2019-02-23)

  • New --table and --fmt options can be used to output query results in a variety of visual table formats, see Running queries and outputting a table
  • New hash_id= argument can now be used for Setting an ID based on the hash of the row contents
  • Can now derive correct column types for numpy int, uint and float values
  • table.last_id has been renamed to table.last_rowid
  • table.last_pk now contains the last inserted primary key, if pk= was specified
  • Prettier indentation in the CREATE TABLE generated schemas

0.12 (2019-02-22)

0.11 (2019-02-07)

New commands for enabling FTS against a table and columns:

sqlite-utils enable-fts db.db mytable col1 col2

See Configuring full-text search.

0.10 (2019-02-06)

Handle and datetime.time values.

New option for efficiently inserting rows from a CSV:

sqlite-utils insert db.db foo - --csv

0.9 (2019-01-27)

Improved support for newline-delimited JSON.

sqlite-utils insert has two new command-line options:

  • --nl means “expect newline-delimited JSON”. This is an extremely efficient way of loading in large amounts of data, especially if you pipe it into standard input.
  • --batch-size=1000 lets you increase the batch size (default is 100). A commit will be issued every X records. This also control how many initial records are considered when detecting the desired SQL table schema for the data.

In the Python API, the table.insert_all(...) method can now accept a generator as well as a list of objects. This will be efficiently used to populate the table no matter how many records are produced by the generator.

The Database() constructor can now accept a pathlib.Path object in addition to a string or an existing SQLite connection object.

0.8 (2019-01-25)

Two new commands: sqlite-utils csv and sqlite-utils json

These commands execute a SQL query and return the results as CSV or JSON. See Running queries and returning CSV and Running queries and returning JSON for more details.

$ sqlite-utils json --help
Usage: sqlite-utils json [OPTIONS] PATH SQL

  Execute SQL query and return the results as JSON

  --nl      Output newline-delimited JSON
  --arrays  Output rows as arrays instead of objects
  --help    Show this message and exit.

$ sqlite-utils csv --help
Usage: sqlite-utils csv [OPTIONS] PATH SQL

  Execute SQL query and return the results as CSV

  --no-headers  Exclude headers from CSV output
  --help        Show this message and exit.

0.7 (2019-01-24)

This release implements the sqlite-utils command-line tool with a number of useful subcommands.

  • sqlite-utils tables demo.db lists the tables in the database
  • sqlite-utils tables demo.db --fts4 shows just the FTS4 tables
  • sqlite-utils tables demo.db --fts5 shows just the FTS5 tables
  • sqlite-utils vacuum demo.db runs VACUUM against the database
  • sqlite-utils optimize demo.db runs OPTIMIZE against all FTS tables, then VACUUM
  • sqlite-utils optimize demo.db --no-vacuum runs OPTIMIZE but skips VACUUM

The two most useful subcommands are upsert and insert, which allow you to ingest JSON files with one or more records in them, creating the corresponding table with the correct columns if it does not already exist. See Inserting JSON data for more details.

  • sqlite-utils insert demo.db dogs dogs.json --pk=id inserts new records from dogs.json into the dogs table
  • sqlite-utils upsert demo.db dogs dogs.json --pk=id upserts records, replacing any records with duplicate primary keys

One backwards incompatible change: the db["table"].table_names property is now a method:

  • db["table"].table_names() returns a list of table names
  • db["table"].table_names(fts4=True) returns a list of just the FTS4 tables
  • db["table"].table_names(fts5=True) returns a list of just the FTS5 tables

A few other changes:

  • Plenty of updated documentation, including full coverage of the new command-line tool
  • Allow column names to be reserved words (use correct SQL escaping)
  • Added automatic column support for bytes and datetime.datetime

0.6 (2018-08-12)

  • .enable_fts() now takes optional argument fts_version, defaults to FTS5. Use FTS4 if the version of SQLite bundled with your Python does not support FTS5
  • New optional column_order= argument to .insert() and friends for providing a partial or full desired order of the columns when a database table is created
  • New documentation for .insert_all() and .upsert() and .upsert_all()

0.5 (2018-08-05)

  • db.tables and db.table_names introspection properties
  • db.indexes property for introspecting indexes
  • table.create_index(columns, index_name) method
  • db.create_view(name, sql) method
  • Table methods can now be chained, plus added table.last_id for accessing the last inserted row ID

0.4 (2018-07-31)

  • enable_fts(), populate_fts() and search() table methods