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TSTool / Command / NewSQLiteDatabase


The NewSQLiteDatabase command creates a new, empty, SQLite database. SQLite databases are single file databases that are useful for creating, manipulating, and publishing datasets. SQLite can also create an in-memory database that facilitates data processing. TSTool tables can be read from a database using ReadTableFromDataStore command and written to a database using WriteTableToDataStore command. The following are technical considerations:

  • database names typically have .db extension
  • a database file that is in use cannot be written over; therefore any software using an existing database file should close the connection before recreating
  • if appropriate for a workflow, use the RemoveFile or CopyFile commands to handle an existing database file before creating a new database with the same name
  • use a CloseDataStore command to close a previously created (and opened) datastore, for example if rerunning a command file
  • the datastore is dynamically created as a GenericDatabase using ODBC/JDBC connection
  • not all commands will list the datastore in editor datastore selector lists - software enhancements are being implemented to better handle dynamic datastores

Command Editor

The following dialog is used to edit the command and illustrates the command syntax.


NewSQLiteDatabase Command Editor (see also the full-size image)

Command Syntax

The command syntax is as follows:


Command Parameters

Parameter             Description Default          
DataStore name for the database that will be created. Can be specified using processor ${Property}. None – must be specified.
DatabaseFile The name of the database file as full path or path relative to the command file. A file extension of .db is typical. Specify as Memory to create an in-memory database that will be active while the TSTool session is active. Rerunning a command file will recreate the database. Use a datastore configuration file rather than this command if the database should be available throughout multiple TSTool sessions. None - must be specified.


See the automated tests.


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