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Adds SQLite3 support to SilverStripe

2.0.0 2016-03-23 22:57 UTC


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Andreas Piening (Nickname: apiening)


  • SilverStripe 4.0 or newer


  • Install using composer with composer require silverstripe/sqlite3 ^2.


Either use the installer to automatically install SQLite or add this to your _config.php (right after "require_once("conf/ConfigureFromEnv.php");" if you are using _ss_environment.php)

$databaseConfig['type'] = 'SQLite3Database';
$databaseConfig['path'] = "/path/to/my/database/file";

Make sure the webserver has sufficient privileges to write to that folder and that it is protected from external access.

Sample mysite/_config.php

global $project;
$project = 'mysite';

global $database;
$database = 'SS_mysite';


global $databaseConfig;
$databaseConfig = array(
    "type" => 'SQLite3Database',
    "server" => 'none',
    "username" => 'none',
    "password" => 'none',
    "database" => $database,
    "path" => "/path/to/my/database/file",

Again: make sure that the webserver has permission to read and write to the above path (/path/to/my/database/, 'file' would be the name of the sqlite db file)

URL parameter

If you're trying to change a field constrain to NOT NULL on a field that contains NULLs dev/build fails because it might corrupt existing records. In order to perform the action anyway add the URL parameter 'avoidConflict' when running dev/build which temporarily adds a conflict clause to the field spec. E.g.:

Open Issues

  • SQLite3 is supposed to work with all may not work with certain modules as they are using custom SQL statements passed to the DB class directly ;(
  • there is no real fulltext search yet and the build-in search engine is not ordering by relevance, check out fts3