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Limits of SQLite

How far can one take the sqlite database from a single-user , embedded , prototype oriented db engine ?
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What does collation mean in database parlance?

I am learning sqlite from a book which has mentioned collation and collating sequence multiple times. What does it mean exactly in the database world ?
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Is it possible to use SQLite as a client-server database?

Are there any techniques or tools to work with SQLite on a medium size/traffic/concurrency DB environment?
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Tools to migrate from SQLite to PostgreSQL

I need to continuously migrate from SQLite to PostgreSQL. By continuously, I mean that I will reimport the SQLite database into PostgreSQL every day. It would be nice if I could make changes to the ...
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SQLITE: A problem of tags and products

I'm searching for a way to create a query to do the following: Let's consider 3 tables: products: List of products tags: list of tags tag_ties: table used to associate a tag to a product Let's ...
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For absolute performance, is SUM faster or COUNT?

This relates to counting the number of records that match a certain condition, e.g. invoice amount > $100. I tend to prefer COUNT(CASE WHEN invoice_amount > 100 THEN 1 END) However, this is ...
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Performance of query with a range condition and order by

We have the following table (in SQLite on Android) which a tree structure (Nested Set model) of words and their frequencies: lexikon ------- _id integer PRIMARY KEY word text frequency integer ...
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How many disk seeks does it take to write one row on SQLite?

As far as I understand, there can be one disk-seek per rotation of a harddisk, therefore I am interested to know how many disk seeks are needed for writing a row to an SQLite table, including locking ...
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Storing prices in SQLite, what data-type to use?

I am using SQLite and need to store prices. SQLite's REAL data-type says it uses floating-point which is unacceptable storage for prices. Is there a data-type besides TEXT that I can use to store ...
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Many-to-Too-Many Relationship

I'm working on a book database. And among others, I have the following two tables (a bit simplified for the question): tblBook: ID, Title tblPerson: ID, Name Note that the tblPerson table contains ...
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Estimating impact of indexes SQLite database size

I'm trying to estimate the database size (on disk) for a SQLite DB that includes a number of indexed columns. These columns are of (SQLite) type Integer and String. It's straightforward enough to ...
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Is there a free software addition to SQLite available for data-replication?

I am aware of the possibility to create my own trigger(ed) solution, but I didn't want to reinvent the wheel :-)
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Design for file based with many events

I'm not a database guy but I need to design a database to store events for our application. Our client app connects to remote hardware and syncs count data. The count data are csv files split into ...
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Which is the most performant way to copy a number of SQL Server tables to a readonly SQLite database?

I have a database with about 50 tables with use together about 1 GB space. The SQLite database will be readonly. This copying will be done once each month. EDIT: I see one possible solution using ...
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Why doesn't INSERT AFTER Trigger add all results?

I'm working on the exercises for db-class.org where we have to write a trigger that makes new students named 'Friendly' automatically like everyone else in their grade. That is, after the trigger ...
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SQLite3 simple database design question

I'm an ruby hobbist with no experience at all related to databases. I'm writing an application that is going to gather and backup tweets and blog posts (via rss feed) in an SQLite3 database. The ...
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Using desktop computers to manage an SQLite database on a fileserver?

Sometimes, it can take months to get a proper database server up and running in large companies. They have all kinds of policies, which means that this process takes months. An alternative in the ...
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Single AND operator and multiple OR operators

I wanted to select a record_id with a user_id of 1 and category_id can be 1, 2, or 3. Every SELECT statement should return 1 record. View my sample table here: http://i49.tinypic.com/2ezjtk8.png How ...
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MySQL vs SQLite on Amazon EC2

I have a Java program and PHP website I plan to run on my Amazon EC2 instance with an EBS volume. The program writes to and reads from a database. The website only reads from the same database. On ...
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Using CoreData on a client-side application

This may be a bit more of an SO question, but... If I'm writing a client-side application for OS X that's going to sync with an online MySQL database, is there any difference on if I have CD use ...
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SQL Server Embedded Edition vs SQLite

Can anybody shed some light on how these SQL products compare? No need for essays, only highlights such as "X supports this, while Y doesn't". How is efficiency affected as the database grows ...
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Query for fetching records from SQLite database on Blackberry

I want to fetch data from SQLite database for Blackberry. There is one table with four columns: ID, FROM, TO, TIME I want to fetch record on the basis of FROM, and TO values. Where condition 1: ...
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How do I force SQLite to materialize a subquery?

Because SQLite sometimes evaluates functions like random() more than once if they appear in a subquery, which may be a bug, eg: select op, op from (select abs(random())%10 as op from (select 1)); 3|1 ...
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How to show the related (suggested) keywords?

We do a program for cataloging images by assigning keywords (tags) to them. An image has the following keywords "John", "Jane", "Portrait". Another image has the following keywords "John", "Jane", ...
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Can I monitor the progress of importing a large .sql file in sqlite3 using zenity --progress?

I'm trying to monitor the progress of a sqlite3 command importing a large .sql file into a database using zenity --progress. I've tried the following which will import the file, however progress is ...
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Casesensitive vs. Caseinsensitive Collatesequences?

I just started working with the SQLite database places.sqlite. Fact is that this database uses case sensitive collate sequences making writing queries as funny as in Oracle. I want to know, are ...
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select all rows with a minimum value

In Sqlite 3 I'm trying to figure out how to select rows based on a minimum value. I think that I'm limited by not knowing enough of the related terminology to effectively search google. The table ...
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When do I use another type index than integer? (eg string) [integer vs string index]

I was reading about relational databases like sqlite and I always see the schema for user storage like: UserID (index) | Username | Password but wouldn't it be actually much faster to use Username ...
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EAV-like table with both primary column pointing to the same foreign column

Background: I'm a programmer who, while had to work with simple databases several times, never had to work with complex ones. I.e. I'm proficient with basic stuff, but clueless about advanced features ...
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Read-only on an SQLite database which is being modified by another program

I wrote a program that has an SQLite database, modifying it every few seconds. Now I want to write a small gadget program that would just read a bit of info from that database (read-only) and display ...
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Reordering data in a table

I have a table that stores sensor data (in SQLite) and looks like this; TABLE Timestream: idTimestream PK autoincrementing integer, time int not null, value float not null, idSensor integer not ...
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Is there a “standard way” to log network messages (events) into a database?

I have two applications communicating over a LAN via events contained in network messages. Each message (i.e. an UDP packet) contains only one event. Messages are heterogeneous, meaning that the first ...
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How do I specify a timeout in sqlite3 from the command-line?

I have a couple basic scripts that kick out a little information while my sqlite3 DB is being populated, but about half the time the command instantly fails: $ sqlite3 outgoing.db "select * from ...
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Why is SQLite adding unused disk space to “free-list” after deleting a lot of data in a database?

The SQLite FAQ states the following: (12) I deleted a lot of data but the database file did not get any smaller. Is this a bug? No. When you delete information from an SQLite database, the ...
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Is there any way to get the position of a value in a table returned by a SELECT statement?

I have the following statement: SELECT id FROM myTable WHERE aCondition == 1 ORDER BY id which returns a table like this one for example: id 1 3 4 5 But what I need is to know the position of a ...
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Track daily view count of youtube videos

I am making program that searches youtube for given keyword and need to get links of active videos. Term "active" means that video must have 1000 views per day. Youtube API doesn't give such ...
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Auto Increment Index Field For Create and Update

I'm trying to create an unique auto increment index field that is re-generated on both inserts and updates. I need it so that a client can send a server an integer and get back all outdated (created ...
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What does 'Vacuum' do in Menial's Base 2 application?

I've had a look at the help documentation for Base 2, as well as Menial's product page, but haven't found an answer there. I've even clicked on the vacuum button and not noticed any change. What does ...
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SQLite or CouchDB for Locational Data Mining Project?

I am currently designing a Data Mining Project where I am going to harvest rather large volumes of Twitter data in order to analyse locational data (geocoded tweets) and do some machine learning with ...
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Working with multiple databases?

Using sqlite3 on Linux, how can one work with multiple databases? I'd like to do something like the following in database 1? sqlite3 database1.db insert into database1.mytable values (select * from ...
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Default values in SQLite3

When I created the table structure of my SQLite database, I provided a DEFAULT value which is used when no value is provided by the user. Now, because the application code changed, I need to modify ...
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SQLite writing a query where you select only rows nearest to the hour

I've got a set of data where data has been taken approximately every minute for about three month and the time has been stored as a unix timestamp. There is no regularity to the timestamp (i.e. the ...
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Configuration options for relational algebra evaluator “ra.jar”

I am participating in the Stanford Database Class, and there are some problem sets to be solved in "mathy" relational algebra syntax. The course instructors demand from students to use this ...
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SQLite Performance Tuning

I have the following query, which fetches data from only one table. It is a query which is supposed to return data for an autocomplete function. Autocomplete data can be in text1 or text2. The ...
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Postgres uuid: Use as primary key, or in addition to SERIAL -for disconnected app-

For a new SASS app with postgres 9, that will support disconnected clients. The client not will use the regular IDs, only the UUID. The clients will be on iOS, html5/python and perhaps later on other ...
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RAM/memory based databases

I am looking for a RAM/memory based database, and these two seem to be interesting: SQLite Oracle Berkeley DB Do you have any other suggestions? I need more than one executable to be able to ...
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sqlite database: advanced SQL or redesign

I've been programming for several years, but I'm pretty new to SQL(ite). I'm designing a database for a sort of a bookkeeping program. What I've got so far: orders (o INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, ...
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How do I query for fields that have AT LEAST a given range?

Say I have a table of the form: +-----+-------+ | Key | Value | +-----+-------+ | A | 1 | | A | 3 | | A | 4 | | B | 2 | | B | 3 | | C | 3 | | C | 4 | | C | ...
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How do I query for leaf nodes in a hierarchy using a closure table?

I have some hierarchical data (representing musical instruments and playing techniques), where each leaf in the hierarchy is an audio file. The nesting depth of leaf nodes will vary because some ...
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Database schema for a variable-level hierarchy with variable types?

A client is asking for a database structure for a medical translation app that involves narrowing down a health issue and then asking specific questions on it. The tricky part of representing this in ...