ODBC Driver for SQLite

Connection Options

SQLite Connection Options

The following table describes the options that you can include in the connection string for SQLite:

Option Description


Used to set the path to the SQLite3 client library. E.g., C:\Windows\System32\sqlite3.dll


Used to specify the name of the database to be used once a connection is open.


Used to connect to the database directly without using SQLite3 client library.


Specifies the encryption algorithm that will be used to connect to an encrypted database. The attribute value has to be one of the following according to supported encryption algorithms: TripleDES, Blowfish, AES128, AES192, AES256, Cast128, RC4.


Specifies the encryption key that will be used to encrypt a previously connected unencrypted database.


Used to force connection to create a new database before opening a connection, if the database does not exist.

Advanced Settings

Option Description

Empty strings as NULL

To retrieve metadata, not all parameters according to MSDN can accept a null value. If NULL, the driver should return an error. But some 3rd-party tools pass NULL to the parameters. These options should be enabled for compatibility with such tools.

Allow NULL strings


Enables using local regional settings when converting numbers to string.


Enables using local regional settings when converting dates and times to string.

Example Connection String

Login Prompt=False;Database=c:\test.db3

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