How to use SQLite with Java using NetBeans IDE

  • SQLite is an embedded database which will have all the tables stored in a db file. This saves the trouble of having to setup database servers everytime we develop a new programs. Android uses SQLite as a database.
  • I was browsing through the net on how to use SQLite for a small app I was developing. I came across this page which had very good directions on how to use SQLite with Java.

1. SQLite is serverless. With SQLiteJDBC driver, we can write programs to access SQLite using JAVA.
This tutorial will have step by step description about how to do it.
2. We will use Netbeans, but it will work in the same manner with eclipse too.
3. Download SQLiteJDBC driver jar, ‘sqlitejdbc-v056.jar’ from website:
4. Create a java project named ‘SQLite’ in Netbeans.(You can give any name
5. Create a class called ‘Test’ in that project.
6. Add ‘sqlitejdbc-v056.jar’ in the class path of ‘SQLite’ project in Netbeans.
7. Paste following code in Test class
import java.sql.*;
public class Test {
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
Connection conn =
Statement stat = conn.createStatement();
stat.executeUpdate("drop table if exists school;");
stat.executeUpdate("create table school (name, state);");
PreparedStatement prep = conn.prepareStatement(
"insert into school values (?, ?);");
prep.setString(1, "UTD");
prep.setString(2, "texas");
prep.setString(1, "USC");
prep.setString(2, "california");
prep.setString(1, "MIT");
prep.setString(2, "massachusetts");
ResultSet rs = stat.executeQuery("select * from school;");
while ( {
System.out.print("Name of School = " + rs.getString("name") + " ");
System.out.println("state = " + rs.getString("state"));
8. Run the project as java application.
9. It will create database file by name ‘Vinit’ in the Netbeans ‘SQLite’ project folder.
10. Here is in above code, we are creating sqlite database ‘Vinit’.

  • In NetBeans add libraries by going to Tools –> Libraries and Click ADD LIBRARY. An Add Library dialog will appear

  • Add the driver JAR file location into CLASSPATH tab

  • In the Projects window Right Click on Libraries folder and Select Add Library

Click on Add Library and select Sqlite3.



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