CHAPTER 2Getting Started

On the whole, it's easy to begin using SQLite no matter what operating system you are using. For the vast majority of users, SQLite can be installed and running with a new database in hand in under 5 minutes, regardless of experience. This chapter covers everything you need to know in order to install SQLite and work with databases. You will have a working knowledge of where to obtain SQLite software or source code and how to install or compile it on multiple platforms. By the time you finish this chapter, you will have a new SQLite database with tables, views, and indexes that you can query, back up, and restore. Furthermore, you will learn everything you need to know about managing SQLite databases, including how to ...

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