MySQLite is a Laravel connector for SQLite that emulates MySQL functionality. The currently ported functionalities can be viewed in on the github site.

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Laravel MySQLite is meant to be used in conjunction with Laravel. It is a database connection that adds select functions from MySQL to SQLite.


Adding the Composer Resource

  1. Execute composer require spam-n-eggs/laravel-mysqlite or alternatively composer require --dev spam-n-eggs/laravel-mysqlite

Registering as a Service Provider

In order to reduce clutter it is preferable to create a separate Service Provider

  1. If there is a need to conditionally register the Service (i.e. you only use it in testing) create a new class in app/Providers that extends Mhorninger\SQLite\MySQLiteServiceProvider

    namespace App\Providers;
    use Mhorninger\SQLite\MySQLiteServiceProvider as ServiceProvider;
    class MySQLiteServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
        public function register()
            if ($shouldRegister) {
  2. Add a line to app/Providers/AppServiceProvider.php within the register() method:


Ported Functionality





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Custom Functionality

While this package aims to cover common functionality, there are times when you need support for a function quickly or a custom function that is unique to your application. This is easy to do with two methods from the boot() method of your service provider class:


class MySQLiteServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider

    public function boot()
        $connection = $this->app->get('db')->connection();
        if ($connection->getDriverName() === 'sqlite') {
                ->addRewriteRule('/CURDATE\(\)/', "date('now')")
                ->addFunction('CURDATE', fn() => CarbonImmutable::today()->toDateString(), 0);
  • addRewriteRule() will replace a string in your query using regex, should Sqlite have a native function that could be used as a 1:1 replacement.
  • addFunction() uses PDO sqliteCreateFunction() to register a custom function with PHP in the event that Sqlite doesn't have a drop-in replacement or if logic is more complicated. Read More.


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This library uses other Open Source components. You can find the source code of their open source projects along with license information below. We acknowledge and are grateful to these developers for their contributions to open source community.

Project: Database Copyright (c) Taylor Otwell License (MIT)

Project: MySQLite Copyright (c) 2014 Vectorface, Inc. License: (MIT)