SQLite and GUI InterfacesScimatic, Tech ·
Cross-posted from the Scimatic Blog
A number of our projects use the SQLite database as a backend store. While developing, it’s critical to be able to see what’s in the database.
I’ve used two GUI browsers for SQLite on Windows
- SQLite Database Browser 2.0, which is a QT based cross platform GUI that was last updated in 2009,
- SQLite Manager, which is a Firefox XUL based GUI, and in turn uses the base SQLite distributed with Firefox.
I prefer the SQLite Manager; it has more features and looks a bit better. Although it’s tied to Firefox, it can be run outside of the browser as an XULRunner application
The one thing that I didn’t like about the XULRunner implementation is that the icons didn’t show correctly in the toolbar, even when I followed the instructions to link in the
chrome/ folder. So I tweaked the
sqlite-manager.exe (which is just a shim copy of
xulrunner.exe) with Resource Hacker to embed the correct
.ico file into the executable. Now it shows correctly on my toolbar.
I’ve uploaded a sqlite-manager.zip file that you can grab if you want. Once SQLite Manager updates from 0.77 to a new version, you will have to tweak the files in this
defaults/ folder, but you shouldn’t have to change the