2.18 (2020-09-08)

  • table.rebuild_fts() method for rebuilding a FTS index, see Rebuilding a full-text search table. (#155)
  • sqlite-utils rebuild-fts data.db command for rebuilding FTS indexes across all tables, or just specific tables. (#155)
  • table.optimize() method no longer deletes junk rows from the *_fts_docsize table. This was added in 2.17 but it turns out running table.rebuild_fts() is a better solution to this problem.
  • Fixed a bug where rows with additional columns that are inserted after the first batch of records could cause an error due to breaking SQLite’s maximum number of parameters. Thanks, Simon Wiles. (#145)

2.17 (2020-09-07)

This release handles a bug where replacing rows in FTS tables could result in growing numbers of unneccessary rows in the associated *_fts_docsize table. (#149)

  • PRAGMA recursive_triggers=on by default for all connections. You can turn it off with Database(recursive_triggers=False). (#152)
  • table.optimize() method now deletes unnecessary rows from the *_fts_docsize table. (#153)
  • New tracer method for tracking underlying SQL queries, see Tracing queries. (#150)
  • Neater indentation for schema SQL. (#148)
  • Documentation for sqlite_utils.AlterError exception thrown by in add_foreign_keys().

2.16.1 (2020-08-28)

  • insert_all(..., alter=True) now works for columns introduced after the first 100 records. Thanks, Simon Wiles! (#139)
  • Continuous Integration is now powered by GitHub Actions. (#143)

2.16 (2020-08-21)

  • --load-extension option for sqlite-utils query for loading SQLite extensions. (#134)
  • New sqlite_utils.utils.find_spatialite() function for finding SpatiaLite in common locations. (#135)

2.15.1 (2020-08-12)

  • Now available as a sdist package on PyPI in addition to a wheel. (#133)

2.15 (2020-08-10)

  • New db.enable_wal() and db.disable_wal() methods for enabling and disabling Write-Ahead Logging for a database file - see WAL mode in the Python API documentation.
  • Also sqlite-utils enable-wal file.db and sqlite-utils disable-wal file.db commands for doing the same thing on the command-line, see WAL mode (CLI). (#132)

2.14.1 (2020-08-05)

  • Documentation improvements.

2.14 (2020-08-01)

  • The insert-files command can now read from standard input: cat dog.jpg | sqlite-utils insert-files dogs.db pics - --name=dog.jpg. (#127)
  • You can now specify a full-text search tokenizer using the new tokenize= parameter to enable_fts(). This means you can enable Porter stemming on a table by running db["articles"].enable_fts(["headline", "body"], tokenize="porter"). (#130)
  • You can also set a custom tokenizer using the sqlite-utils enable-fts CLI command, via the new --tokenize option.

2.13 (2020-07-29)

  • memoryview and uuid.UUID objects are now supported. memoryview objects will be stored using BLOB and uuid.UUID objects will be stored using TEXT. (#128)

2.12 (2020-07-27)

The theme of this release is better tools for working with binary data. The new insert-files command can be used to insert binary files directly into a database table, and other commands have been improved with better support for BLOB columns.

2.11 (2020-07-08)

  • New --truncate option to sqlite-utils insert, and truncate=True argument to .insert_all(). Thanks, Thomas Sibley. (#118)
  • The sqlite-utils query command now runs updates in a transaction. Thanks, Thomas Sibley. (#120)

2.10.1 (2020-06-23)

  • Added documentation for the table.pks introspection property. (#116)

2.10 (2020-06-12)

  • The sqlite-utils command now supports UPDATE/INSERT/DELETE in addition to SELECT. (#115)

2.9.1 (2020-05-11)

2.9 (2020-05-10)

  • New sqlite-utils drop-table command, see Dropping tables. (#111)
  • New sqlite-utils drop-view command, see Dropping views.
  • Python decimal.Decimal objects are now stored as FLOAT. (#110)

2.8 (2020-05-03)

2.7.2 (2020-05-02)

  • db.create_view(...) now has additional parameters ignore=True or replace=True, see Creating views. (#106)

2.7.1 (2020-05-01)

  • New sqlite-utils views my.db command for listing views in a database, see Listing views. (#105)
  • sqlite-utils tables (and views) has a new --schema option which outputs the table/view schema, see Listing tables. (#104)
  • Nested structures containing invalid JSON values (e.g. Python bytestrings) are now serialized using repr() instead of throwing an error. (#102)

2.7 (2020-04-17)

  • New columns= argument for the .insert(), .insert_all(), .upsert() and .upsert_all() methods, for over-riding the auto-detected types for columns and specifying additional columns that should be added when the table is created. See Custom column order and column types. (#100)

2.6 (2020-04-15)

  • New table.rows_where(..., order_by="age desc") argument, see Listing rows. (#76)

2.5 (2020-04-12)

  • Panda’s Timestamp is now stored as a SQLite TEXT column. Thanks, b0b5h4rp13! (#96)
  • table.last_pk is now only available for inserts or upserts of a single record. (#98)
  • New Database(filepath, recreate=True) parameter for deleting and recreating the database. (#97)

2.4.4 (2020-03-23)

  • Fixed bug where columns with only null values were not correctly created. (#95)

2.4.3 (2020-03-23)

  • Column type suggestion code is no longer confused by null values. (#94)

2.4.2 (2020-03-14)

  • table.column_dicts now works with all column types - previously it would throw errors on types other than TEXT, BLOB, INTEGER or FLOAT. (#92)
  • Documentation for NotFoundError thrown by table.get(pk) - see Retrieving a specific record.

2.4.1 (2020-03-01)

  • table.enable_fts() now works with columns that contain spaces. (#90)

2.4 (2020-02-26)

  • table.disable_fts() can now be used to remove FTS tables and triggers that were created using table.enable_fts(...). (#88)
  • The sqlite-utils disable-fts command can be used to remove FTS tables and triggers from the command-line. (#88)
  • Trying to create table columns with square braces ([ or ]) in the name now raises an error. (#86)
  • Subclasses of dict, list and tuple are now detected as needing a JSON column. (#87)

2.3.1 (2020-02-10)

table.create_index() now works for columns that contain spaces. (#85)

2.3 (2020-02-08)

table.exists() is now a method, not a property. This was not a documented part of the API before so I’m considering this a non-breaking change. (#83)

2.2.1 (2020-02-06)

Fixed a bug where .upsert(..., hash_id="pk") threw an error (#84).

2.2 (2020-02-01)

New feature: sqlite_utils.suggest_column_types([records]) returns the suggested column types for a list of records. See Suggesting column types. (#81).

This replaces the undocumented table.detect_column_types() method.

2.1 (2020-01-30)

New feature: conversions={...} can be passed to the .insert() family of functions to specify SQL conversions that should be applied to values that are being inserted or updated. See Converting column values using SQL functions . (#77).

2.0.1 (2020-01-05)

The .upsert() and .upsert_all() methods now raise a sqlite_utils.db.PrimaryKeyRequired exception if you call them without specifying the primary key column using pk= (#73).

2.0 (2019-12-29)

This release changes the behaviour of upsert. It’s a breaking change, hence 2.0.

The upsert command-line utility and the .upsert() and .upsert_all() Python API methods have had their behaviour altered. They used to completely replace the affected records: now, they update the specified values on existing records but leave other columns unaffected.

See Upserting data using the Python API and Upserting data using the CLI for full details.

If you want the old behaviour - where records were completely replaced - you can use $ sqlite-utils insert ... --replace on the command-line and .insert(..., replace=True) and .insert_all(..., replace=True) in the Python API. See Insert-replacing data using the Python API and Insert-replacing data using the CLI for more.

For full background on this change, see issue #66.

1.12.1 (2019-11-06)

  • Fixed error thrown when .insert_all() and .upsert_all() were called with empty lists (#52)

1.12 (2019-11-04)

Python library utilities for deleting records (#62)

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