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- Add support for memory-mapped I/O.
- Add the sqlite3_strglob() convenience interface.
- Assigned the integer at offset 68 in the database header as the
Application ID for when SQLite is used as an application file-format.
Added the PRAGMA application_id command to query and set the Application ID.
- Report rollback recovery in the error log as SQLITE_NOTICE_RECOVER_ROLLBACK.
Change the error log code for WAL recover from
SQLITE_OK to SQLITE_NOTICE_RECOVER_WAL.
- Report the risky uses of unlinked database files and
database filename aliasing as SQLITE_WARNING messages in the error log.
- Added the SQLITE_TRACE_SIZE_LIMIT compile-time option.
- Increase the default value of SQLITE_MAX_SCHEMA_RETRY to 50 and make sure
that it is honored in every place that a schema change might force a statement
- Add a new test harness called "mptester" used to verify correct operation
when multiple processes are using the same database file at the same time.
- Enhance the extension loading mechanism to be more flexible (while
still maintaining backwards compatibility) in two ways:
- If the default entry point "sqlite3_extension_init" is not present in
the loadable extension, also try an entry point "sqlite3_X_init" where
"X" is based on the shared library filename. This allows every extension
to have a different entry point, which allows them to be statically linked
with no code changes.
- The shared library filename passed to sqlite3_load_extension() may
omit the filename suffix, and an appropriate architecture-dependent
suffix (".so", ".dylib", or ".dll") will be added automatically.
- Added many new loadable extensions to the source tree, including
amatch, closure, fuzzer, ieee754, nextchar, regexp, spellfix,
and wholenumber. See header comments on each extension source file
for further information about what that extension does.
- Enhance FTS3 to avoid using excess stack space when there are a huge
number of terms on the right-hand side of the MATCH operator. A side-effect
of this change is that the MATCH operator can only accommodate 12 NEAR
operators at a time.
- Enhance the fts4aux virtual table so that it can be a TEMP table.
- Added the fts3tokenize virtual table to the full-text search logic.
- Query planner enhancement: Use the transitive property of constraints
to move constraints into the outer loops of a join whenever possible,
thereby reducing the amount of work that needs to occur in inner loops.
- Discontinue the use of posix_fallocate() on unix, as it does not work on all
- Improved tracing and debugging facilities in the Windows VFS.
- Bug fix: Fix a potential database corruption bug
in shared cache mode when one
database connection is closed while another is in the middle of a write
- Bug fix:
Only consider AS names from the result set as candidates for resolving
identifiers in the WHERE clause if there are no other matches. In the
ORDER BY clause, AS names take priority over any column names.
- Bug fix: Do not allow a virtual table to cancel the ORDER BY clause unless
all outer loops are guaranteed to return no more than one row result.
- Bug fix: Do not suppress the ORDER BY clause on a virtual table query if
an IN constraint is used.
- Bug fix: The command-line shell gives an exit code of 0 when terminated
using the ".quit" command.
- Bug fix: Make sure PRAGMA statements appear in sqlite3_trace() output.
- Bug fix: When a compound query that uses an ORDER BY clause
with a COLLATE operator, make sure that the sorting occurs
according to the specified collation and that the comparisons associate with
the compound query use the native collation. Ticket
- Bug fix: Makes sure the authorizer callback gets
a valid pointer to the string "ROWID" for the column-name parameter when
doing an UPDATE that changes the rowid. Ticket
- Bug fix: Do not move WHERE clause terms inside OR expressions that are
contained within an ON clause of a LEFT JOIN. Ticket
- Bug fix: Make sure an error is always reported when attempting to preform
an operation that requires a collating sequence that is missing.
"2013-05-20 00:56:22 118a3b35693b134d56ebd780123b7fd6f1497668"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 246987605d0503c700a08b9ee99a6b5d67454aab
- Fix a bug (present since version 3.7.13) that could result in database corruption
on windows if two or more processes try to access the same database file at the
same time and immediately after third process crashed in the middle of committing
to that same file. See ticket
7ff3120e4f for further
"2013-04-12 11:52:43 cbea02d93865ce0e06789db95fd9168ebac970c7"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: d466b54789dff4fb0238b9232e74896deaefab94
- Fix for a bug in the ORDER BY optimizer that was introduced in
version 3.7.15 which would sometimes optimize out the sorting step
when in fact the sort was required.
- Fix a long-standing bug in the CAST expression that would recognize UTF16
characters as digits even if their most-significant-byte was not zero.
- Fix a bug in the NEAR operator of FTS3 when applied to subfields.
- Fix a long-standing bug in the storage engine that would (very rarely)
cause a spurious report of an SQLITE_CORRUPT error but which was otherwise
- The SQLITE_OMIT_MERGE_SORT option has been removed. The merge sorter is
now a required component of SQLite.
- Fixed lots of spelling errors in the source-code comments
"2013-03-29 13:44:34 527231bc67285f01fb18d4451b28f61da3c4e39d"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 7a91ceceac9bcf47ceb8219126276e5518f7ff5a
- Added the PRAGMA foreign_key_check command.
- Added new extended error codes for all SQLITE_CONSTRAINT errors
- Added the SQLITE_READONLY_ROLLBACK extended error code for when a database
cannot be opened because it needs rollback recovery but is read-only.
- Added SQL functions unicode(A) and char(X1,...,XN).
- Performance improvements for PRAGMA incremental_vacuum, especially in
cases where the number of free pages is greater than what will fit on a
single trunk page of the freelist.
- Improved optimization of queries containing aggregate min() or max().
- Enhance virtual tables so that they can potentially use an index when
the WHERE clause contains the IN operator.
- Allow indices to be used for sorting even if prior terms of the index
are constrained by IN operators in the WHERE clause.
- Enhance the PRAGMA table_info command so that the "pk" column is an
increasing integer to show the order of columns in the primary key.
- Enhance the query optimizer to exploit transitive join constraints.
- Performance improvements in the query optimizer.
- Allow the error message from PRAGMA integrity_check to be longer than
- Improved name resolution for deeply nested queries.
- Added the test_regexp.c module as a demonstration of how to implement
the REGEXP operator.
- Improved error messages in the RTREE extension.
- Enhance the command-line shell so that a non-zero argument to the
".exit" command causes the shell to exit immediately without cleanly
shutting down the database connection.
- Improved error messages for invalid boolean arguments to dot-commands
in the command-line shell.
- Improved error messages for "foreign key mismatch" showing the names of
the two tables involved.
- Remove all uses of umask() in the unix VFS.
- Added the PRAGMA vdbe_addoptrace and PRAGMA vdbe_debug commands.
- Change to use strncmp() or the equivalent instead of memcmp() when
comparing non-zero-terminated strings.
- Update cygwin interfaces to omit deprecated API calls.
- Enhance the spellfix1 extension so that the edit distance cost table can
be changed at runtime by inserting a string like 'edit_cost_table=TABLE'
into the "command" field.
- Bug fix: repair a long-standing problem that could cause incorrect query
results in a 3-way or larger join that compared INTEGER fields against TEXT
fields in two or more places.
- Bug fix: Issue an error message if the 16-bit reference counter on a
view overflows due to an overly complex query.
- Bug fix: Avoid leaking memory on LIMIT and OFFSET clauses in deeply
nested UNION ALL queries.
- Bug fix: Make sure the schema is up-to-date prior to running pragmas
table_info, index_list, index_info, and foreign_key_list.
"2013-03-18 11:39:23 66d5f2b76750f3520eb7a495f6247206758f5b90"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 7308ab891ca1b2ebc596025cfe4dc36f1ee89cf6
- Fix a bug, introduced in version 3.7.15, that causes an ORDER BY clause
to be optimized out of a three-way join when the ORDER BY is actually
"2013-01-09 11:53:05 c0e09560d26f0a6456be9dd3447f5311eb4f238f"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 5741f47d1bc38aa0a8c38f09e60a5fe0031f272d
- Fix a bug, introduced in version 3.7.15, that causes a segfault if
the AS name of a result column of a SELECT statement is used as a logical
term in the WHERE clause. Ticket
"2012-12-19 20:39:10 6b85b767d0ff7975146156a99ad673f2c1a23318"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: bbbaa68061e925bd4d7d18d7e1270935c5f7e39a
- Added the sqlite3_errstr() interface.
- Avoid invoking the sqlite3_trace() callback multiple times when a
statement is automatically reprepared due to SQLITE_SCHEMA errors.
- Added support for Windows Phone 8 platforms
- Enhance IN operator processing to make use of indices with numeric
- Do full-table scans using covering indices when possible, under the
theory that an index will be smaller and hence can be scanned with
- Enhance the query optimizer so that ORDER BY clauses are more aggressively
optimized, especially in joins where various terms of the ORDER BY clause
come from separate tables of the join.
- Add the ability to implement FROM clause subqueries as coroutines rather
that manifesting the subquery into a temporary table.
- Enhancements the command-line shell:
- Added the ".print" command
- Negative numbers in the ".width" command cause right-alignment
- Add the ".wheretrace" command when compiled with SQLITE_DEBUG
- Added the busy_timeout pragma.
- Added the instr() SQL function.
- Added the SQLITE_FCNTL_BUSYHANDLER file control, used to allow VFS
implementations to get access to the busy handler callback.
- The xDelete method in the built-in VFSes now return
SQLITE_IOERR_DELETE_NOENT if the file to be deleted does not exist.
- Enhanced support for QNX.
- Work around an optimizer bug in the MSVC compiler when targeting ARM.
- Bug fix: Avoid various concurrency problems in shared cache mode.
- Bug fix: Avoid a deadlock or crash if the backup API, shared cache,
and the SQLite Encryption Extension are all used at once.
- Bug fix: SQL functions created using the TCL interface honor the
- Bug fix: Fix a 32-bit overflow problem on CREATE INDEX for databases
larger than 16GB.
- Bug fix: Avoid segfault when using the COLLATE operator inside of a
CHECK constraint or view in shared cache mode.
"2012-12-12 13:36:53 cd0b37c52658bfdf992b1e3dc467bae1835a94ae"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 2b413611f5e3e3b6ef5f618f2a9209cdf25cbcff"
- Fix a bug (ticket
that causes a segfault on a LEFT JOIN that includes an OR in the ON clause.
- Work around a bug in the optimizer in the VisualStudio-2012 compiler that
causes invalid code to be generated when compiling SQLite on ARM.
- Fix the TCL interface so that the "nullvalue" setting is honored for
TCL implementations of SQL functions.
"2012-10-04 19:37:12 091570e46d04e84b67228e0bdbcd6e1fb60c6bdb"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 62aaecaacab3a4bf4a8fe4aec1cfdc1571fe9a44
- Drop built-in support for OS/2. If you need to upgrade an OS/2
application to use this or a later version of SQLite,
then add an application-defined VFS using the
sqlite3_vfs_register() interface. The code removed in this release can
serve as a baseline for the application-defined VFS.
- Ensure that floating point values are preserved exactly when reconstructing
a database from the output of the ".dump" command of the
- Added the sqlite3_close_v2() interface.
- Updated the command-line shell so that it can be built using
SQLITE_OMIT_FLOATING_POINT and SQLITE_OMIT_AUTOINIT.
- Improvements to the windows makefiles and build processes.
- Enhancements to PRAGMA integrity_check and PRAGMA quick_check so that
they can optionally check just a single attached database instead of all
- Enhancements to WAL mode processing that ensure that at least one
valid read-mark is available at all times, so that read-only processes
can always read the database.
- Performance enhancements in the sorter used by ORDER BY and CREATE INDEX.
- Added the SQLITE_DISABLE_FTS4_DEFERRED compile-time option.
- Better handling of aggregate queries where the aggregate functions are
contained within subqueries.
- Enhance the query planner so that it will try to use a covering index
on queries that make use of or optimization.
"2012-09-03 15:42:36 c0d89d4a9752922f9e367362366efde4f1b06f2a"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 5fdf596b29bb426001f28b488ff356ae14d5a5a6
- In-memory databases that are specified using
URI filenames are allowed to use shared cache,
so that the same
in-memory database can be accessed from multiple database connections.
- Recognize and use the mode=memory query parameter in
- Avoid resetting the schema of shared cache connections when any one
connection closes. Instead, wait for the last connection to close before
resetting the schema.
- In the RTREE extension, when rounding 64-bit floating point numbers
to 32-bit for storage, always round in a direction that causes the
bounding box to get larger.
- Adjust the unix driver to avoid unnecessary calls to fchown().
- Add interfaces sqlite3_quota_ferror() and sqlite3_quota_file_available()
to the test_quota.c module.
- The sqlite3_create_module() and sqlite3_create_module_v2() interfaces
return SQLITE_MISUSE on any attempt to overload or replace a virtual table
module. The destructor is always called in this case, in accordance with
historical and current documentation.
"2012-06-11 02:05:22 f5b5a13f7394dc143aa136f1d4faba6839eaa6dc"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: ff0a771d6252545740ba9685e312b0e3bb6a641b
- Fix a bug
in the 3.7.12 release that can cause a segfault for certain
obscure nested aggregate queries.
- Fix various other minor test script problems.
"2012-05-22 02:45:53 6d326d44fd1d626aae0e8456e5fa2049f1ce0789"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: d494e8d81607f0515d4f386156fb0fd86d5ba7df
- Add the SQLITE_DBSTATUS_CACHE_WRITE option for sqlite3_db_status().
- Optimize the typeof() and length() SQL functions so that they avoid
unnecessary reading of database content from disk.
- Add the FTS4 "merge" command, the FTS4 "automerge" command, and
the FTS4 "integrity-check" command.
- Report the name of specific CHECK constraints that fail.
- In the command-line shell, use popen() instead of fopen() if the first
character of the argument to the ".output" command is "|".
- Make use of OVERLAPPED in the windows VFS to avoid some system calls
and thereby obtain a performance improvement.
- More aggressive optimization of the AND operator when one side or the
other is always false.
- Improved performance of queries with many OR-connected terms in the
WHERE clause that can all be indexed.
- Add the SQLITE_RTREE_INT_ONLY compile-time option to force the
R*Tree Extension Module to use integer instead of
floating point values for both storage and computation.
- Enhance the PRAGMA integrity_check command to use much less memory when
processing multi-gigabyte databases.
- New interfaces added to the test_quota.c add-on module.
- Added the ".trace" dot-command to the command-line shell.
- Allow virtual table constructors to be invoked recursively.
- Improved optimization of ORDER BY clauses on compound queries.
- Improved optimization of aggregate subqueries contained within an
- Bug fix: Fix the RELEASE command so that it does not cancel pending
queries. This repairs a problem introduced in 3.7.11.
- Bug fix: Do not discard the DISTINCT as superfluous unless a subset of
the result set is subject to a UNIQUE constraint and it none
of the columns in that subset can be NULL.
- Bug fix: Do not optimize away an ORDER BY clause that has the same terms
as a UNIQUE index unless those terms are also NOT NULL.
"2012-05-14 01:41:23 8654aa9540fe9fd210899d83d17f3f407096c004"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 57e2104a0f7b3f528e7f6b7a8e553e2357ccd2e1
- Enhance the INSERT syntax to allow multiple rows to be inserted
via the VALUES clause.
- Enhance the CREATE VIRTUAL TABLE command to support the
IF NOT EXISTS clause.
- Added the sqlite3_stricmp() interface as a counterpart to
- Added the sqlite3_db_readonly() interface.
- Added the SQLITE_FCNTL_PRAGMA file control, giving VFS implementations
the ability to add new PRAGMA statements or to override built-in
- Queries of the form: "SELECT max(x), y FROM table" returns the
value of y on the same row that contains the maximum x value.
- Added support for the FTS4 languageid option.
- Documented support for the FTS4 content option. This feature has
actually been in the code since version 3.7.9 but is only now considered
to be officially supported.
- Pending statements no longer block ROLLBACK. Instead, the pending
statement will return SQLITE_ABORT upon next access after the ROLLBACK.
- Improvements to the handling of CSV inputs in the command-line shell
- Fix a bug introduced
in version 3.7.10 that might cause a LEFT JOIN
to be incorrectly converted into an INNER JOIN if the WHERE clause
indexable terms connected by OR.
"2012-03-20 11:35:50 00bb9c9ce4f465e6ac321ced2a9d0062dc364669"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: d460d7eda3a9dccd291aed2a9fda868b9b120a10
- The default schema format number is changed from 1 to 4.
This means that, unless
the PRAGMA legacy_file_format=ON statement is
run, newly created database files will be unreadable by version of SQLite
prior to 3.3.0 (2006-01-10). It also means that the descending indices
are enabled by default.
- The sqlite3_pcache_methods structure and the SQLITE_CONFIG_PCACHE
and SQLITE_CONFIG_GETPCACHE configuration parameters are deprecated.
They are replaced by a new sqlite3_pcache_methods2 structure and
SQLITE_CONFIG_PCACHE2 and SQLITE_CONFIG_GETPCACHE2 configuration
- Added the powersafe overwrite property to the VFS interface. Provide
the SQLITE_IOCAP_POWERSAFE_OVERWRITE I/O capability, the
SQLITE_POWERSAFE_OVERWRITE compile-time option, and the
"psow=BOOLEAN" query parameter for URI filenames.
- Added the sqlite3_db_release_memory() interface and the
- Added the sqlite3_db_filename() interface.
- Added the sqlite3_stmt_busy() interface.
- Added the sqlite3_uri_boolean() and sqlite3_uri_int64() interfaces.
- If the argument to PRAGMA cache_size is negative N, that means to use
approximately -1024*N bytes of memory for the page cache regardless of
the page size.
- Enhanced the default memory allocator to make use of _msize() on windows,
malloc_size() on Mac, and malloc_usable_size() on Linux.
- Enhanced the query planner to support index queries with range constraints
on the rowid.
- Enhanced the query planner flattening logic to allow UNION ALL compounds
to be promoted upwards to replace a simple wrapper SELECT even if the
compounds are joins.
- Enhanced the query planner so that the xfer optimization can be used with
INTEGER PRIMARY KEY ON CONFLICT as long as the destination table is
- Enhanced the windows VFS so that all system calls can be overridden
using the xSetSystemCall interface.
- Updated the "unix-dotfile" VFS to use locking directories with mkdir()
and rmdir() instead of locking files with open() and unlink().
- Enhancements to the test_quota.c extension to support stdio-like interfaces
- Change the unix VFS to be tolerant of read() system calls that return
less then the full number of requested bytes.
- Change both unix and windows VFSes to report a sector size of 4096
instead of the old default of 512.
- In the TCL Interface, add the -uri option to the "sqlite3" TCL command
used for creating new database connection objects.
- Added the SQLITE_TESTCTRL_EXPLAIN_STMT test-control option with the
SQLITE_ENABLE_TREE_EXPLAIN compile-time option to enable the
command-line shell to display ASCII-art parse trees of SQL statements
that it processes, for debugging and analysis.
- Bug fix:
Add an additional xSync when restarting a WAL in order to prevent an
exceedingly unlikely but theoretically possible
database corruption following power-loss.
- Bug fix:
Change the VDBE so that all registers are initialized to Invalid
instead of NULL.
- Bug fix:
Fix problems that can result from 32-bit integer overflow.
"2012-01-16 13:28:40 ebd01a8deffb5024a5d7494eef800d2366d97204"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 6497cbbaad47220bd41e2e4216c54706e7ae95d4
- If a search token (on the right-hand side of the MATCH operator) in
FTS4 begins with "^" then that token must be the first in its field
of the document. ** Potentially Incompatible Change **
- Added options SQLITE_DBSTATUS_CACHE_HIT and SQLITE_DBSTATUS_CACHE_MISS
to the sqlite3_db_status() interface.
- Removed support for SQLITE_ENABLE_STAT2, replacing it with the much
more capable SQLITE_ENABLE_STAT3 option.
- Enhancements to the sqlite3_analyzer utility program, including the
--pageinfo and --stats options and support for multiplexed databases.
- Enhance the sqlite3_data_count() interface so that it can be used to
determine if SQLITE_DONE has been seen on the prepared statement.
- Added the SQLITE_FCNTL_OVERWRITE file-control by which the SQLite core
indicates to the VFS that the current transaction will overwrite the
entire database file.
- Increase the default lookaside memory allocator allocation size from
100 to 128 bytes.
- Enhanced the query planner so that it can factor terms in and out of
OR expressions in the WHERE clause in an effort to find better indices.
- Added the SQLITE_DIRECT_OVERFLOW_READ compile-time option, causing
overflow pages to be read directly from the database file,
bypassing the page cache.
- Remove limits on the magnitude of precision and width value in the
format specifiers of the sqlite3_mprintf() family of string rendering
- Fix a bug that prevent ALTER TABLE ... RENAME from working
on some virtual tables in a database with a UTF16 encoding.
- Fix a bug in ASCII-to-float conversion that causes slow performance and
incorrect results when converting numbers with ridiculously large exponents.
- Fix a bug that causes incorrect results in aggregate queries that use
multiple aggregate functions whose arguments contain complicated expressions
that differ only in the case of string literals contained within those
- Fix a bug that prevented the page_count and quick_check pragmas from
working correctly if their names were capitalized.
- Fix a bug that caused VACUUM to fail if the count_changes pragma was
- Fix a bug in virtual table implementation that causes a crash if
an FTS4 table is dropped inside a transaction and
a SAVEPOINT occurs afterwards.
"2011-11-01 00:52:41 c7c6050ef060877ebe77b41d959e9df13f8c9b5e"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: becd16877f4f9b281b91c97e106089497d71bb47
- Orders of magnitude performance improvement for CREATE INDEX on
very large tables.
- Improved the windows VFS to better defend against interference
from anti-virus software.
- Improved query plan optimization when the DISTINCT keyword is present.
- Allow more system calls to be overridden in the unix VFS - to provide
better support for chromium sandboxes.
- Increase the default size of a lookahead cache line from 100 to 128 bytes.
- Enhancements to the test_quota.c module so that it can track
- Bug fix: Virtual tables now handle IS NOT NULL constraints correctly.
- Bug fixes: Correctly handle nested correlated subqueries used with
indices in a WHERE clause.
"2011-09-19 14:49:19 3e0da808d2f5b4d12046e05980ca04578f581177"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: bfcd74a655636b592c5dba6d0d5729c0f8e3b4de
- Fix a bug causing
PRAGMA case_sensitive_like statements compiled using sqlite3_prepare()
to fail with an SQLITE_SCHEMA error.
"2011-06-28 17:39:05 af0d91adf497f5f36ec3813f04235a6e195a605f"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: d47594b8a02f6cf58e91fb673e96cb1b397aace0
- Fix a problem with WAL mode which could cause transactions to
silently rollback if the cache_size is set very small (less than 10)
and SQLite comes under memory pressure.
- Fix the function prototype for the open(2) system call to agree with
POSIX. Without this fix, pthreads does not work correctly on NetBSD.
"2011-04-17 17:25:17 154ddbc17120be2915eb03edc52af1225eb7cb5e"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: 806577fd524dd5f3bfd8d4d27392ed2752bc9701
- Fix a bug in 3.7.6 that only appears if the SQLITE_FCNTL_SIZE_HINT
file control is used with a build of SQLite that makes use of the
HAVE_POSIX_FALLOCATE compile-time option and which has
SQLITE_ENABLE_LOCKING_MODE turned off.
"2011-04-13 14:40:25 a35e83eac7b185f4d363d7fa51677f2fdfa27695"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: b81bfa27d3e09caf3251475863b1ce6dd9f6ab66
- Added the sqlite3_wal_checkpoint_v2() interface and enhanced the
wal_checkpoint pragma to support blocking checkpoints.
- Improvements to the query planner so that it makes better estimates of
plan costs and hence does a better job of choosing the right plan,
especially when SQLITE_ENABLE_STAT2 is used.
- Fix a bug which prevented deferred foreign key constraints from being
enforced when sqlite3_finalize() was not
called by one statement with a failed foreign key constraint prior to
another statement with foreign key constraints running.
- Integer arithmetic operations that would have resulted in overflow
are now performed using floating-point instead.
- Increased the version number on the VFS object to
3 and added new methods xSetSysCall, xGetSysCall, and xNextSysCall
used for doing full-coverage testing.
- Increase the maximum value of SQLITE_MAX_ATTACHED from 30 to 62
(though the default value remains at 10).
- Enhancements to FTS4:
- Added the fts4aux table
- Added support for compressed FTS4 content
- Enhance the ANALYZE command to support the name of an index
as its argument, in order to analyze just that one index.
- Added the "unix-excl" built-in VFS on unix and unix-like platforms.
"2011-04-12 01:58:40 f9d43fa363d54beab6f45db005abac0a7c0c47a7"
- SHA1 for sqlite3.c: f38df08547efae0ff4343da607b723f588bbd66b
- Added the sqlite3_create_function_v2() interface that includes a
- Added support for custom r-tree queries using application-supplied
callback routines to define the boundary of the query region.
- The default page cache strives more diligently to avoid using memory
beyond what is allocated to it by SQLITE_CONFIG_PAGECACHE. Or if
using page cache is allocating from the heap, it strives to avoid
going over the sqlite3_soft_heap_limit64(), even if
SQLITE_ENABLE_MEMORY_MANAGEMENT is not set.
- Added the sqlite3_soft_heap_limit64() interface as a replacement for
- The ANALYZE command now gathers statistics on tables even if they
have no indices.
- Tweaks to the query planner to help it do a better job of finding the
most efficient query plan for each query.
- Enhanced the internal text-to-numeric conversion routines so that they
work with UTF8 or UTF16, thereby avoiding some UTF16-to-UTF8 text
- Fix a problem that was causing excess memory usage with large WAL
transactions in win32 systems.
- The interface between the VDBE and B-Tree layer is enhanced such that
the VDBE provides hints to the B-Tree layer letting the B-Tree layer
know when it is safe to use hashing instead of B-Trees for transient
- Miscellaneous documentation enhancements.
- Added new commands SQLITE_DBSTATUS_SCHEMA_USED and
SQLITE_DBSTATUS_STMT_USED to the sqlite3_db_status() interface, in
order to report out the amount of memory used to hold the schema and
prepared statements of a connection.
- Increase the maximum size of a database pages from 32KiB to 64KiB.
- Use the LIKE optimization even if the right-hand side string contains
- Added the SQLITE_FCNTL_CHUNK_SIZE verb to the sqlite3_file_control()
interface for both unix and windows, to cause database files to grow in
large chunks in order to reduce disk fragmentation.
- Fixed a bug in the query planner that caused performance regressions
relative to 22.214.171.124 on some complex joins.
- Fixed a typo in the OS/2 backend.
- Refactored the pager module.
- The SQLITE_MAX_PAGE_SIZE compile-time option is now silently ignored.
The maximum page size is hard-coded at 65536 bytes.
- Fix a potential database corruption bug that can occur if version 3.7.0
and version 126.96.36.199 alternately write to the same database file.
- Fix a performance regression related to the query planner enhancements
of version 3.7.0.
- Added support for write-ahead logging.
- Query planner enhancement - automatic transient indices are created
when doing so reduces the estimated query time.
- Query planner enhancement - the ORDER BY becomes a no-op if the query
also contains a GROUP BY clause that forces the correct output order.
- Add the SQLITE_DBSTATUS_CACHE_USED verb for sqlite3_db_status().
- The logical database size is now stored in the database header so that
bytes can be appended to the end of the database file without corrupting
it and so that SQLite will work correctly on systems that lack support
- Fix a bug in the offsets() function of FTS3
- Fix a missing "sync" that when omitted could lead to database
corruption if a power failure or OS crash occurred just as a
ROLLBACK operation was finishing.
- Fix bugs that can (rarely) lead to incorrect query results when
the CAST or OR operators are used in the WHERE clause of a query.
- Continuing enhancements and improvements to FTS3.
- Other miscellaneous bug fixes.
- The SQL output resulting from sqlite3_trace() is now modified to include
the values of bound parameters.
- Performance optimizations targeting a specific use case from
a single high-profile user of SQLite. A 12% reduction in the number of
CPU operations is achieved (as measured by Valgrind). Actual performance
improvements in practice may vary depending on workload. Changes
- The ifnull() and coalesce() SQL functions are now implemented
using in-line VDBE code rather than calling external functions, so that
unused arguments need never be evaluated.
- The substr() SQL function does not bother to measure the length
its entire input string if it is only computing a prefix
- Unnecessary OP_IsNull, OP_Affinity, and OP_MustBeInt VDBE opcodes
- Various code refactorizations for performance
- The FTS3 extension has undergone a major rework and cleanup.
New FTS3 documentation is now available.
- The SQLITE_SECURE_DELETE compile-time option fixed to make sure that
content is deleted even when the truncate optimization applies.
- Improvements to "dot-command" handling in the
Command Line Interface.
- Other minor bug fixes and documentation enhancements.
- Optimizer enhancement: prepared statements are automatically
re-compiled when a binding on the RHS of a LIKE operator changes or
when any range constraint changes under SQLITE_ENABLE_STAT2.
- Various minor bug fixes and documentation enhancements.
- Added support for foreign key constraints. Foreign key constraints
are disabled by default. Use the foreign_keys pragma to turn them on.
- Generalized the IS and IS NOT operators to take arbitrary expressions
on their right-hand side.
- The TCL Interface has been enhanced to use the
Non-Recursive Engine (NRE)
interface to the TCL interpreter when linked against TCL 8.6 or later.
- Fix a bug introduced in 3.6.18 that can lead to a segfault when an
attempt is made to write on a read-only database.
- Fix a bug (ticket #3929) that occasionally causes INSERT or UPDATE
operations to fail on an indexed table that has a self-modifying trigger.
- Other minor bug fixes and performance optimizations.
- Refactor the internal representation of SQL expressions so that they
use less memory on embedded platforms.
- Reduce the amount of stack space used
- Fix an 64-bit alignment bug on HP/UX and Sparc
- The sqlite3_create_function() family of interfaces now return
SQLITE_MISUSE instead of SQLITE_ERROR when passed invalid
- When new tables are created using CREATE TABLE ... AS SELECT ... the
datatype of the columns is the simplified SQLite datatype (TEXT, INT,
REAL, NUMERIC, or BLOB) instead of a copy of the original datatype from
the source table.
- Resolve race conditions when checking for a hot rollback journal.
- The sqlite3_shutdown() interface frees all mutexes under windows.
- Enhanced robustness against corrupt database files
- Continuing improvements to the test suite and fixes to obscure
bugs and inconsistencies that the test suite improvements are
- Fix a code generator bug introduced in version 3.6.14. This bug
can cause incorrect query results under obscure circumstances.
- Added the optional asynchronous VFS module.
- Enhanced the query optimizer so that virtual tables are able to
make use of OR and IN operators in the WHERE clause.
- Speed improvements in the btree and pager layers.
- Added the SQLITE_HAVE_ISNAN compile-time option which will cause
the isnan() function from the standard math library to be used instead
of SQLite's own home-brew NaN checker.
- Countless minor bug fixes, documentation improvements, new and
improved test cases, and code simplifications and cleanups.
- Fix a bug in version 3.6.12 that causes a segfault when running
a count(*) on the sqlite_master table of an empty database. Ticket #3774.
- Fix a bug in version 3.6.12 that causes a segfault that when
inserting into a table using a DEFAULT value where there is a
function as part of the DEFAULT value expression. Ticket #3791.
- Fix data structure alignment issues on Sparc. Ticket #3777.
- Other minor bug fixes.
- Fixed a bug that caused database corruption when an incremental_vacuum is
rolled back in an in-memory database. Ticket #3761.
- Added the sqlite3_unlock_notify() interface.
- Added the reverse_unordered_selects pragma.
- The default page size on windows is automatically adjusted to match the
capabilities of the underlying filesystem.
- Add the new ".genfkey" command in the CLI for generating triggers to
implement foreign key constraints.
- Performance improvements for "count(*)" queries.
- Reduce the amount of heap memory used, especially by TRIGGERs.
- Fix a cache coherency problem that could lead to database corruption.
- Fix two bugs, which when combined might result in incorrect
query results. Both bugs were harmless by themselves; only when
they team up do they cause problems. Ticket #3581.
- Reorganize the Unix interface in os_unix.c
- Added support for "Proxy Locking" on Mac OS X.
- Changed the prototype of the sqlite3_auto_extension() interface in a
way that is backwards compatible but which might cause warnings in new
builds of applications that use that interface.
- Changed the signature of the xDlSym method of the sqlite3_vfs object
in a way that is backwards compatible but which might cause
- Added superfluous casts and variable initializations in order
to suppress nuisance compiler warnings.
- Fixes for various minor bugs.
- Fix a bug in the b-tree delete algorithm that seems like it might be
able to cause database corruption. The bug was first introduced in
version 3.6.6 by check-in  on 2008-11-13.
- Fix a memory leak that can occur following a disk I/O error.
- Fix a bug in the page cache that can lead database corruption following
a rollback. This bug was first introduced in version 3.6.4.
- Two other very minor bug fixes
- Fix for a bug in the SELECT DISTINCT logic that was introduced by the
- Other minor bug fixes
- Split the pager subsystem into separate pager and pcache subsystems.
- Factor out identifier resolution procedures into separate files.
- Bug fixes
2008-07-16 (3.6.0 beta)
- Modifications to the virtual file system interface
to support a wider range of embedded systems.
See 35to36.html for additional information.
*** Potentially incompatible change ***
- All C-preprocessor macros used to control compile-time options
now begin with the prefix "SQLITE_". This may require changes to
applications that compile SQLite using their own makefiles and with
custom compile-time options, hence we mark this as a
*** Potentially incompatible change ***
- The SQLITE_MUTEX_APPDEF compile-time option is no longer supported.
Alternative mutex implementations can now be added at run-time using
the sqlite3_config() interface with the SQLITE_CONFIG_MUTEX verb.
*** Potentially incompatible change ***
- The handling of IN and NOT IN operators that contain a NULL on their
right-hand side expression is brought into compliance with the SQL
standard and with other SQL database engines. This is a bug fix,
but as it has the potential to break legacy applications that depend
on the older buggy behavior, we mark that as a
*** Potentially incompatible change ***
- The result column names generated for compound subqueries have been
simplified to show only the name of the column of the original table and
omit the table name. This makes SQLite operate more like other SQL
- Added the sqlite3_config() interface for doing run-time configuration
of the entire SQLite library.
- Added the sqlite3_status() interface used for querying run-time status
information about the overall SQLite library and its subsystems.
- Added the sqlite3_initialize() and sqlite3_shutdown() interfaces.
- The SQLITE_OPEN_NOMUTEX option was added to sqlite3_open_v2().
- Added the PRAGMA page_count command.
- Added the sqlite3_next_stmt() interface.
- Added a new R*Tree virtual table
- Added experimental
support for the journal_mode PRAGMA and persistent journal.
- Journal mode PERSIST is the default behavior in
exclusive locking mode.
- Fix a performance regression on LEFT JOIN (see ticket #3015)
that was mistakenly introduced in version 3.5.8.
- Performance enhancement: Reengineer the internal routines used
to interpret and render variable-length integers.
- Fix a buffer-overrun problem in sqlite3_mprintf() which occurs
when a string without a zero-terminator is passed to "%.*s".
- Always convert IEEE floating point NaN values into NULL during
processing. (Ticket #3060)
- Make sure that when a connection blocks on a RESERVED lock that
it is able to continue after the lock is released. (Ticket #3093)
- The "configure" scripts should now automatically configure Unix
systems for large file support. Improved error messages for
when large files are encountered and large file support is disabled.
- Avoid cache pages leaks following disk-full or I/O errors
- And, many more minor bug fixes and performance enhancements....
- Expose SQLite's internal pseudo-random number generator (PRNG)
via the sqlite3_randomness() interface
- New interface sqlite3_context_db_handle() that returns the
database connection handle that has invoked an application-defined
- New interface sqlite3_limit() allows size and length limits to be
set on a per-connection basis and at run-time.
- Improved crash-robustness: write the database page size into the rollback
- Allow the VACUUM command to change the page size of a database file.
- The xAccess() method of the VFS is allowed to return -1 to signal
a memory allocation error.
- Performance improvement: The OP_IdxDelete opcode uses unpacked records,
obviating the need for one OP_MakeRecord opcode call for each index
- Performance improvement: Constant subexpressions are factored out of
- Performance improvement: Results of OP_Column are reused rather than
issuing multiple OP_Column opcodes.
- Fix a bug in the RTRIM collating sequence.
- Fix a bug in the SQLITE_SECURE_DELETE option that was causing
Firefox crashes. Make arrangements to always test SQLITE_SECURE_DELETE
prior to each release.
- Other miscellaneous performance enhancements.
- Other miscellaneous minor bug fixes.
- Fix a bug (ticket #2927) in the register allocation for
compound selects - introduced by the new VM code in version 3.5.5.
- ALTER TABLE uses double-quotes instead of single-quotes for quoting
- Use the WHERE clause to reduce the size of a materialized VIEW in
an UPDATE or DELETE statement. (Optimization)
- Do not apply the flattening optimization if the outer query is an
aggregate and the inner query contains ORDER BY. (Ticket #2943)
- Additional OS/2 updates
- Added an experimental power-of-two, first-fit memory allocator.
- Remove all instances of sprintf() from the code
- Accept "Z" as the zulu timezone at the end of date strings
- Fix a bug in the LIKE optimizer that occurs when the last character
before the first wildcard is an upper-case "Z"
- Added the "bitvec" object for keeping track of which pages have
been journalled. Improves speed and reduces memory consumption, especially
for large database files.
- Get the SQLITE_ENABLE_LOCKING_STYLE macro working again on Mac OS X.
- Store the statement journal in the temporary file directory instead of
collocated with the database file.
- Many improvements and cleanups to the configure script
- Fix a bug (ticket #2913)
that prevented virtual tables from working in a LEFT JOIN.
The problem was introduced into shortly before the 3.5.5 release.
- Bring the OS/2 porting layer up-to-date.
- Add the new sqlite3_result_error_code() API and use it in the
implementation of ATTACH so that proper error codes are returned
when an ATTACH fails.
- Convert the underlying virtual machine to be a register-based machine
rather than a stack-based machine. The only user-visible change
is in the output of EXPLAIN.
- Add the build-in RTRIM collating sequence.
- Fix a critical bug in UPDATE or DELETE that occurs when an
OR REPLACE clause or a trigger causes rows in the same table to
be deleted as side effects. (See ticket #2832.) The most likely
result of this bug is a segmentation fault, though database
corruption is a possibility.
- Bring the processing of ORDER BY into compliance with the
SQL standard for case where a result alias and a table column name
are in conflict. Correct behavior is to prefer the result alias.
Older versions of SQLite incorrectly picked the table column.
(See ticket #2822.)
- The VACUUM command preserves
the setting of the
- Productize and officially support the group_concat() SQL function.
- Better optimization of some IN operator expressions.
- Add the ability to change the
auto_vacuum status of a
database by setting the auto_vaccum pragma and VACUUMing the database.
- Prefix search in FTS3 is much more efficient.
- Relax the SQL statement length restriction in the CLI so that
the ".dump" output of databases with very large BLOBs and strings can
be played back to recreate the database.
- Other small bug fixes and optimizations.
- Move website and documentation files out of the source tree into
a separate CM system.
- Fix a long-standing bug in INSERT INTO ... SELECT ... statements
where the SELECT is compound.
- Fix a long-standing bug in RAISE(IGNORE) as used in BEFORE triggers.
- Fixed the operator precedence for the ~ operator.
- On Win32, do not return an error when attempting to delete a file
that does not exist.
- Allow collating sequence names to be quoted.
- Modify the TCL interface to use sqlite3_prepare_v2().
- Fix multiple bugs that can occur following a malloc() failure.
- sqlite3_step() returns SQLITE_MISUSE instead of crashing when
called with a NULL parameter.
- FTS3 now uses the SQLite memory allocator exclusively. The
FTS3 amalgamation can now be appended to the SQLite amalgamation to
generate a super-amalgamation containing both.
- The DISTINCT keyword now will sometimes use an INDEX if an
appropriate index is available and the optimizer thinks its use
might be advantageous.
- Dropped support for the SQLITE_OMIT_MEMORY_ALLOCATION compile-time
- Always open files using FILE_FLAG_RANDOM_ACCESS under Windows.
- The 3rd parameter of the built-in SUBSTR() function is now optional.
- Bug fix: do not invoke the authorizer when reparsing the schema after
a schema change.
- Added the experimental malloc-free memory allocator in mem3.c.
- Virtual machine stores 64-bit integer and floating point constants
in binary instead of text for a performance boost.
- Fix a race condition in test_async.c.
- Added the ".timer" command to the CLI
- Nota Bene: We are not using terms "alpha" or "beta" on this
release because the code is stable and because if we use those terms,
nobody will upgrade. However, we still reserve the right to make
incompatible changes to the new VFS interface in future releases.
- Fix a bug in the handling of SQLITE_FULL errors that could lead
to database corruption. Ticket #2686.
- The test_async.c drive now does full file locking and works correctly
when used simultaneously by multiple processes on the same database.
- The CLI ignores whitespace (including comments) at the end of lines
- Make sure the query optimizer checks dependencies on all terms of
a compound SELECT statement. Ticket #2640.
- Add demonstration code showing how to build a VFS for a raw
mass storage without a filesystem.
- Added an output buffer size parameter to the xGetTempname() method
of the VFS layer.
- Sticky SQLITE_FULL or SQLITE_IOERR errors in the pager are reset
when a new transaction is started.
2007-09-04 (3.5.0) alpha
- Redesign the OS interface layer. See
34to35.html for details.
*** Potentially incompatible change ***
- The sqlite3_release_memory(), sqlite3_soft_heap_limit(),
and sqlite3_enable_shared_cache() interfaces now work cross all
threads in the process, not just the single thread in which they
*** Potentially incompatible change ***
- Added the sqlite3_open_v2() interface.
- Reimplemented the memory allocation subsystem and made it
replaceable at compile-time.
- Created a new mutex subsystem and made it replicable at
- The same database connection may now be used simultaneously by
- Fix a database corruption bug that might occur if a ROLLBACK command
is executed in auto-vacuum mode
and a very small sqlite3_soft_heap_limit is set.
- Add the ability to run a full regression test with a small
- Fix other minor problems with using small soft heap limits.
- Work-around for
GCC bug 32575.
- Improved error detection of misused aggregate functions.
- Improvements to the amalgamation generator script so that all symbols
are prefixed with either SQLITE_PRIVATE or SQLITE_API.
- Fix a bug in VACUUM that can lead to
database corruption if two
processes are connected to the database at the same time and one
VACUUMs then the other then modifies the database.
- The expression "+column" is now considered the same as "column"
when computing the collating sequence to use on the expression.
- In the TCL language interface,
"@variable" instead of "$variable" always binds as a blob.
- Added PRAGMA freelist_count
for determining the current size of the freelist.
PRAGMA auto_vacuum=incremental setting is now persistent.
- Add FD_CLOEXEC to all open files under Unix.
- Fix a bug in the
min()/max() optimization when applied to
- Make sure the TCL language interface works correctly with 64-bit
integers on 64-bit machines.
- Allow the value -9223372036854775808 as an integer literal in SQL
- Add the capability of "hidden" columns in virtual tables.
- Use the macro SQLITE_PRIVATE (defaulting to "static") on all
internal functions in the amalgamation.
- Add pluggable tokenizers and ICU
tokenization support to FTS2
- Other minor bug fixes and documentation enhancements
- Fix a bug that can lead to database corruption if an SQLITE_BUSY error
occurs in the middle of an explicit transaction and that transaction
is later committed. Ticket #2409.
CorruptionFollowingBusyError wiki page for details.
- Fix a bug that can lead to database corruption if autovacuum mode is
on and a malloc() failure follows a CREATE TABLE or CREATE INDEX statement
which itself follows a cache overflow inside a transaction. See
- Added explicit upper bounds on the sizes and
quantities of things SQLite can process. This change might cause
compatibility problems for
applications that use SQLite in the extreme, which is why the current
release is 3.4.0 instead of 3.3.18.
- Added support for Incremental BLOB I/O.
- Added the sqlite3_bind_zeroblob() API
and the zeroblob() SQL function.
- Added support for
- Added the SQLITE_MIXED_ENDIAN_64BIT_FLOAT compile-time option to support
ARM7 processors with goofy endianness.
- Removed all instances of sprintf() and strcpy() from the core library.
- Added support for
International Components for Unicode (ICU)
to the full-text search extensions.
- In the Windows OS driver, reacquire a SHARED lock if an attempt to
acquire an EXCLUSIVE lock fails. Ticket #2354
- Fix the REPLACE() function so that it returns NULL if the second argument
is an empty string. Ticket #2324.
- Document the hazards of type conversions in
and related APIs. Fix unnecessary type conversions. Ticket #2321.
- Internationalization of the TRIM() function. Ticket #2323
- Use memmove() instead of memcpy() when moving between memory regions
that might overlap. Ticket #2334
- Fix an optimizer bug involving subqueries in a compound SELECT that has
both an ORDER BY and a LIMIT clause. Ticket #2339.
- Make sure the sqlite3_snprintf()
interface does not zero-terminate the buffer if the buffer size is
less than 1. Ticket #2341
- Fix the built-in printf logic so that it prints "NaN" not "Inf" for
floating-point NaNs. Ticket #2345
- When converting BLOB to TEXT, use the text encoding of the main database.
- Keep the full precision of integers (if possible) when casting to
NUMERIC. Ticket #2364
- Fix a bug in the handling of UTF16 codepoint 0xE000
- Consider explicit collate clauses when matching WHERE constraints
to indices in the query optimizer. Ticket #2391
- Fix the query optimizer to correctly handle constant expressions in
the ON clause of a LEFT JOIN. Ticket #2403
- Fix the query optimizer to handle rowid comparisons to NULL
correctly. Ticket #2404
- Fix many potential segfaults that could be caused by malicious SQL
- When the "write_version" value of the database header is larger than
what the library understands, make the database read-only instead of
- Other minor bug fixes
- Fix a bug that caused VACUUM to fail if NULLs appeared in a
- Reinstate performance improvements that were added in
but regressed in Version 3.3.15.
- Fix problems with the handling of ORDER BY expressions on
compound SELECT statements in subqueries.
- Fix a potential segfault when destroying locks on WinCE in
a multi-threaded environment.
- Documentation updates.
- Fix a bug introduced in 3.3.14 that caused a rollback of
CREATE TEMP TABLE to leave the database connection wedged.
- Fix a bug that caused an extra NULL row to be returned when
a descending query was interrupted by a change to the database.
- The FOR EACH STATEMENT clause on a trigger now causes a syntax
error. It used to be silently ignored.
- Fix an obscure and relatively harmless problem that might have caused
a resource leak following an I/O error.
- Many improvements to the test suite. Test coverage now exceeded 98%
- Fix a bug (ticket #2273)
that could cause a segfault when the IN operator
is used one one term of a two-column index and the right-hand side of
the IN operator contains a NULL.
- Added a new OS interface method for determining the sector size
of underlying media: sqlite3OsSectorSize().
- A new algorithm for statements of the form
INSERT INTO table1 SELECT * FROM table2
is faster and reduces fragmentation. VACUUM uses statements of
this form and thus runs faster and defragments better.
- Performance enhancements through reductions in disk I/O:
- Do not read the last page of an overflow chain when
deleting the row - just add that page to the freelist.
- Do not store pages being deleted in the
- Do not read in the (meaningless) content of
pages extracted from the freelist.
- Do not flush the page cache (and thus avoiding
a cache refill) unless another process changes the underlying
- Truncate rather than delete the rollback journal when committing
a transaction in exclusive access mode, or when committing the TEMP
- Added support for exclusive access mode using
- Use heap space instead of stack space for large buffers in the
pager - useful on embedded platforms with stack-space
- Add a makefile target "sqlite3.c" that builds an amalgamation containing
the core SQLite library C code in a single file.
- Get the library working correctly when compiled
with GCC option "-fstrict-aliasing".
- Removed the vestigal SQLITE_PROTOCOL error.
- Improvements to test coverage, other minor bugs fixed,
memory leaks plugged,
code refactored and/or recommended in places for easier reading.
- Add a "fragmentation" measurement in the output of sqlite3_analyzer.
- Add the COLLATE operator used to explicitly set the collating sequence
used by an expression. This feature is considered experimental pending
- Allow up to 64 tables in a join - the old limit was 32.
- Added two new experimental functions:
Their intended use is to facilitate generating
- Fix a problem where
PRAGMA count_changes was
causing incorrect results for updates on tables with triggers
- Fix a bug in the ORDER BY clause optimizer for joins where the
left-most table in the join is constrained by a UNIQUE index.
- Fixed a bug in the "copy" method of the TCL interface.
- Bug fixes in fts1 and fts2 modules.
- Fix another bug in the IS NULL optimization that was added in
- Fix an assertion fault that occurred on deeply nested views.
- Limit the amount of output that
- Minor syntactic changes to support a wider variety of compilers.
- Fix another bug in the implementation of the new
We'll get it right eventually...
- Fix a bug in the IS NULL optimization that was added in version 3.3.9 -
the bug was causing incorrect results on certain LEFT JOINs that included
in the WHERE clause an IS NULL constraint for the right table of the
- Make AreFileApisANSI() a no-op macro in WinCE since WinCE does not
support this function.
- Fix bugs in the implementation of the new
that can lead to segfaults.
- Fix 1-second round-off errors in the
- Enhance the Windows OS layer to provide detailed error codes
- Work around a win2k problem so that SQLite can use single-character
database file names
correctly set their column names in the result set
- Documentation updates
- Fix bugs in pager.c that could lead to database corruption if two
processes both try to recover a hot journal at the same instant
- Added the sqlite3_prepare_v2()
- Fixed the ".dump" command in the command-line shell to show
indices, triggers and views again.
- Change the table_info pragma so that it returns NULL for the default
value if there is no default value
- Support for non-ASCII characters in win95 filenames
- Query optimizer enhancements:
- Optimizer does a better job of using indices to satisfy ORDER BY
clauses that sort on the integer primary key
- Use an index to satisfy an IS NULL operator in the WHERE clause
- Fix a bug that was causing the optimizer to miss an OR optimization
- The optimizer has more freedom to reorder tables in the FROM clause
even in there are LEFT joins.
- Extension loading supported added to WinCE
- Allow constraint names on the DEFAULT clause in a table definition
- Added the ".bail" command to the command-line shell
- Make CSV (comma separate value) output from the command-line shell
more closely aligned to accepted practice
- Experimental FTS2 module added
- Use sqlite3_mprintf() instead of strdup() to avoid libc dependencies
- VACUUM uses a temporary file in the official TEMP folder, not in the
same directory as the original database
- The prefix on temporary filenames on Windows is changed from "sqlite"
- Support for full text search using the
- Added Mac OS X locking patches (beta - disabled by default)
- Introduce extended error codes and add error codes for various
kinds of I/O errors.
- Added support for IF EXISTS on CREATE/DROP TRIGGER/VIEW
- Fix the regression test suite so that it works with Tcl8.5
- Enhance sqlite3_set_authorizer() to provide notification of calls to
- Added experimental API: sqlite3_auto_extension()
- Various minor bug fixes
- Plays better with virus scanners on Windows
- Faster :memory: databases
- Fix an obscure segfault in UTF-8 to UTF-16 conversions
- Added driver for OS/2
- Correct column meta-information returned for aggregate queries
- Enhanced output from EXPLAIN QUERY PLAN
- LIMIT 0 now works on subqueries
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements in the query optimizer
- Correctly handle NULL filenames in ATTACH and DETACH
- Improved syntax error messages in the parser
- Fix type coercion rules for the IN operator
- CHECK constraints use conflict resolution algorithms correctly.
- The SUM() function throws an error on integer overflow.
- Choose the column names in a compound query from the left-most SELECT
instead of the right-most.
- The sqlite3_create_collation() function
honors the SQLITE_UTF16_ALIGNED flag.
- SQLITE_SECURE_DELETE compile-time option causes deletes to overwrite
old data with zeros.
- Detect integer overflow in abs().
- The random() function provides 64 bits of randomness instead of
only 32 bits.
- Parser detects and reports automaton stack overflow.
- Change the round() function to return REAL instead of TEXT.
- Allow WHERE clause terms on the left table of a LEFT OUTER JOIN to
contain aggregate subqueries.
- Skip over leading spaces in text to numeric conversions.
- Various minor bug and documentation typo fixes and
- Fix a blunder in the Unix mutex implementation that can lead to
deadlock on multithreaded systems.
- Fix an alignment problem on 64-bit machines
- Added the fullfsync pragma.
- Fix an optimizer bug that could have caused some unusual LEFT OUTER JOINs
to give incorrect results.
- The SUM function detects integer overflow and converts to accumulating
an approximate result using floating point numbers
- Host parameter names can begin with '@' for compatibility with SQL Server.
- Other miscellaneous bug fixes
- Removed support for an ON CONFLICT clause on CREATE INDEX - it never
worked correctly so this should not present any backward compatibility
- Authorizer callback now notified of ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN commands
- After any changes to the TEMP database schema, all prepared statements
are invalidated and must be recreated using a new call to
- Other minor bug fixes in preparation for the first stable release
of version 3.3
2006-01-24 (3.3.2 beta)
- Bug fixes and speed improvements. Improved test coverage.
- Changes to the OS-layer interface: mutexes must now be recursive.
- Discontinue the use of thread-specific data for out-of-memory
2006-01-16 (3.3.1 alpha)
- Countless bug fixes
- Speed improvements
- Database connections can now be used by multiple threads, not just
the thread in which they were created.
2006-01-10 (3.3.0 alpha)
- CHECK constraints
- IF EXISTS and IF NOT EXISTS clauses on CREATE/DROP TABLE/INDEX.
- DESC indices
- More efficient encoding of boolean values resulting in smaller database
- More aggressive SQLITE_OMIT_FLOATING_POINT
- Separate INTEGER and REAL affinity
- Added a virtual function layer for the OS interface
- "exists" method added to the TCL interface
- Improved response to out-of-memory errors
- Database cache can be optionally shared between connections
in the same thread
- Optional READ UNCOMMITTED isolation (instead of the default
isolation level of SERIALIZABLE) and table level locking when
database connections share a common cache.
- Fix an obscure bug that can cause database corruption under the
following unusual circumstances: A large INSERT or UPDATE statement which
is part of an even larger transaction fails due to a uniqueness constraint
but the containing transaction commits.
- Fix an obscure bug that can cause database corruption under the
following unusual circumstances: A large INSERT or UPDATE statement which
is part of an even larger transaction fails due to a uniqueness contraint
but the containing transaction commits.
- GROUP BY now considers NULLs to be equal again, as it should
- Now compiles on Solaris and OpenBSD and other Unix variants
that lack the fdatasync() function
- Now compiles on MSVC++6 again
- Fix uninitialized variables causing malfunctions for various obscure
- Correctly compute a LEFT OUTER JOINs that is constrained on the
left table only
- Fix a bug that can cause database corruption if a VACUUM (or
autovacuum) fails and is rolled back on a database that is
larger than 1GiB
- LIKE optimization now works for columns with COLLATE NOCASE
- ORDER BY and GROUP BY now use bounded memory
- Added support for COUNT(DISTINCT expr)
- Change the way SUM() handles NULL values in order to comply with
the SQL standard
- Use fdatasync() instead of fsync() where possible in order to speed
up commits slightly
- Use of the CROSS keyword in a join turns off the table reordering
- Added the experimental and undocumented EXPLAIN QUERY PLAN capability
- Use the unicode API in Windows
- Fix a bug effecting DELETE and UPDATE statements that changed
more than 40960 rows.
- Change the makefile so that it no longer requires GNUmake extensions
- Fix the --enable-threadsafe option on the configure script
- Fix a code generator bug that occurs when the left-hand side of an IN
operator is constant and the right-hand side is a SELECT statement
- The PRAGMA synchronous=off statement now disables syncing of the
master journal file in addition to the normal rollback journals
- Fix a bug introduced in the previous release
that can cause a segfault while generating code
for complex WHERE clauses.
- Allow floating point literals to begin or end with a decimal point.
- Added support for the CAST operator
- Tcl interface allows BLOB values to be transferred to user-defined
- Added the "transaction" method to the Tcl interface
- Allow the DEFAULT value of a column to call functions that have constant
- Added the ANALYZE command for gathering statistics on indices and
using those statistics when picking an index in the optimizer
- Remove the limit (formerly 100) on the number of terms in the
- The right-hand side of the IN operator can now be a list of expressions
instead of just a list of constants
- Rework the optimizer so that it is able to make better use of indices
- The order of tables in a join is adjusted automatically to make
better use of indices
- The IN operator is now a candidate for optimization even if the left-hand
side is not the left-most term of the index. Multiple IN operators can be
used with the same index.
- WHERE clause expressions using BETWEEN and OR are now candidates
- Added the "case_sensitive_like" pragma and the SQLITE_CASE_SENSITIVE_LIKE
compile-time option to set its default value to "on".
- Use indices to help with GLOB expressions and LIKE expressions too
when the case_sensitive_like pragma is enabled
- Added support for grave-accent quoting for compatibility with MySQL
- Improved test coverage
- Dozens of minor bug fixes
- Added the sqlite3_db_handle() API
- Added the sqlite3_get_autocommit() API
- Added a REGEXP operator to the parser. There is no function to back
up this operator in the standard build but users can add their own using
- Speed improvements and library footprint reductions.
- Fix byte alignment problems on 64-bit architectures.
- Many, many minor bug fixes and documentation updates.
- Fix a memory allocation error in the new ADD COLUMN comment.
- Documentation updates
- Added support for ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN.
- Added support for the "T" separator in ISO-8601 date/time strings.
- Improved support for Cygwin.
- Numerous bug fixes and documentation updates.
- Fix a bug that could cause database corruption when inserting
record into tables with around 125 columns.
- sqlite3_step() is now much more likely to invoke the busy handler
and less likely to return SQLITE_BUSY.
- Fix memory leaks that used to occur after a malloc() failure.
- The ioctl on Mac OS X to control syncing to disk is F_FULLFSYNC,
not F_FULLSYNC. The previous release had it wrong.
- Fix a bug in autovacuum that could cause database corruption if
a CREATE UNIQUE INDEX fails because of a constraint violation.
This problem only occurs if the new autovacuum feature introduced in
version 3.1 is turned on.
- The F_FULLSYNC ioctl (currently only supported on Mac OS X) is disabled
if the synchronous pragma is set to something other than "full".
- Add additional forward compatibility to the future version 3.2 database
- Fix a bug in WHERE clauses of the form (rowid<'2')
- New SQLITE_OMIT_... compile-time options added
- Updates to the man page
- Remove the use of strcasecmp() from the shell
- Windows DLL exports symbols Tclsqlite_Init and Sqlite_Init
- Fix a problem with VACUUM on databases from which tables containing
AUTOINCREMENT have been dropped.
- Add forward compatibility to the future version 3.2 database file
- Documentation updates
- Fix a bug that can lead to database corruption if there are two
open connections to the same database and one connection does a VACUUM
and the second makes some change to the database.
- Allow "?" parameters in the LIMIT clause.
- Fix VACUUM so that it works with AUTOINCREMENT.
- Fix a race condition in AUTOVACUUM that can lead to corrupt databases
- Add a numeric version number to the sqlite3.h include file.
- Other minor bug fixes and performance enhancements.
- Fix a bug that can lead to database corruption if there are two
open connections to the same database and one connection does a VACUUM
and the second makes some change to the database.
- Correctly handle quoted names in CREATE INDEX statements.
- Fix a naming conflict between sqlite.h and sqlite3.h.
- Avoid excess heap usage when copying expressions.
- Other minor bug fixes.
2005-02-01 (3.1.1 BETA)
- Automatic caching of prepared statements in the TCL interface
- ATTACH and DETACH as well as some other operations cause existing
prepared statements to expire.
- Numerous minor bug fixes
2005-01-21 (3.1.0 ALPHA)
- Autovacuum support added
- CURRENT_TIME, CURRENT_DATE, and CURRENT_TIMESTAMP added
- Support for the EXISTS clause added.
- Support for correlated subqueries added.
- Added the ESCAPE clause on the LIKE operator.
- Support for ALTER TABLE ... RENAME TABLE ... added
- AUTOINCREMENT keyword supported on INTEGER PRIMARY KEY
- Many SQLITE_OMIT_ macros inserts to omit features at compile-time
and reduce the library footprint.
- The REINDEX command was added.
- The engine no longer consults the main table if it can get
all the information it needs from an index.
- Many nuisance bugs fixed.
- Add support for DEFERRED, IMMEDIATE, and EXCLUSIVE transactions.
- Allow new user-defined functions to be created when there are
already one or more precompiled SQL statements.
- Fix portability problems for MinGW/MSYS.
- Fix a byte alignment problem on 64-bit Sparc machines.
- Fix the ".import" command of the shell so that it ignores \r
characters at the end of lines.
- The "csv" mode option in the shell puts strings inside double-quotes.
- Fix typos in documentation.
- Convert array constants in the code to have type "const".
- Numerous code optimizations, specially optimizations designed to
make the code footprint smaller.
- The BTree module allocates large buffers using malloc() instead of
off of the stack, in order to play better on machines with limited
- Fixed naming conflicts so that versions 2.8 and 3.0 can be
linked and used together in the same ANSI-C source file.
- New interface: sqlite3_bind_parameter_index()
- Add support for wildcard parameters of the form: "?nnn"
- Fix problems found on 64-bit systems.
- Removed encode.c file (containing unused routines) from the
version 3.0 source tree.
- The sqlite3_trace() callbacks occur before each statement
is executed, not when the statement is compiled.
- Makefile updates and miscellaneous bug fixes.
2004-09-02 (3.0.6 beta)
- Better detection and handling of corrupt database files.
- The sqlite3_step() interface returns SQLITE_BUSY if it is unable
to commit a change because of a lock
- Combine the implementations of LIKE and GLOB into a single
- Miscellaneous code size optimizations and bug fixes
2004-08-29 (3.0.5 beta)
- Support for ":AAA" style bind parameter names.
- Added the new sqlite3_bind_parameter_name() interface.
- Support for TCL variable names embedded in SQL statements in the
- The TCL bindings transfer data without necessarily doing a conversion
to a string.
- The database for TEMP tables is not created until it is needed.
- Add the ability to specify an alternative temporary file directory
using the "sqlite_temp_directory" global variable.
- A compile-time option (SQLITE_BUSY_RESERVED_LOCK) causes the busy
handler to be called when there is contention for a RESERVED lock.
- Various bug fixes and optimizations
2004-08-08 (3.0.4 beta)
- CREATE TABLE and DROP TABLE now work correctly as prepared statements.
- Fix a bug in VACUUM and UNIQUE indices.
- Add the ".import" command to the command-line shell.
- Fix a bug that could cause index corruption when an attempt to
delete rows of a table is blocked by a pending query.
- Library size optimizations.
- Other minor bug fixes.
- This is a maintenance release only. Various minor bugs have been
fixed and some portability enhancements are added.
2004-07-22 (3.0.3 beta)
- The second beta release for SQLite 3.0.
- Add support for "PRAGMA page_size" to adjust the page size of
- Various bug fixes and documentation updates.
2004-06-30 (3.0.2 beta)
- The first beta release for SQLite 3.0.
2004-06-22 (3.0.1 alpha)
*** Alpha Release - Research And Testing Use Only ***
- Lots of bug fixes.
2004-06-18 (3.0.0 alpha)
*** Alpha Release - Research And Testing Use Only ***
- Support for internationalization including UTF-8, UTF-16, and
user defined collating sequences.
- New file format that is 25% to 35% smaller for typical use.
- Improved concurrency.
- Atomic commits for ATTACHed databases.
- Remove cruft from the APIs.
- BLOB support.
- 64-bit rowids.
- More information.
- Fix the min() and max() optimizer so that it works when the FROM
clause consists of a subquery.
- Ignore extra whitespace at the end of of "." commands in the shell.
- Bundle sqlite_encode_binary() and sqlite_decode_binary() with the
- The TEMP_STORE and DEFAULT_TEMP_STORE pragmas now work.
- Code changes to compile cleanly using OpenWatcom.
- Fix VDBE stack overflow problems with INSTEAD OF triggers and
NULLs in IN operators.
- Add the global variable sqlite_temp_directory which if set defines the
directory in which temporary files are stored.
- sqlite_interrupt() plays well with VACUUM.
- Other minor bug fixes.
- Refactor parts of the code in order to make the code footprint
smaller. The code is now also a little bit faster.
- sqlite_exec() is now implemented as a wrapper around sqlite_compile()
- The built-in min() and max() functions now honor the difference between
NUMERIC and TEXT datatypes. Formerly, min() and max() always assumed
their arguments were of type NUMERIC.
- New HH:MM:SS modifier to the built-in date/time functions.
- Experimental sqlite_last_statement_changes() API added. Fixed
the last_insert_rowid() function so that it works correctly with
- Add functions prototypes for the database encryption API.
- Fix several nuisance bugs.
- Fix a bug that will might corrupt the rollback journal if a power failure
or external program halt occurs in the middle of a COMMIT. The corrupt
journal can lead to database corruption when it is rolled back.
- Reduce the size and increase the speed of various modules, especially
the virtual machine.
- Allow "<expr> IN <table>" as a shorthand for
"<expr> IN (SELECT * FROM <table>".
- Optimizations to the sqlite_mprintf() routine.
- Make sure the MIN() and MAX() optimizations work within subqueries.
- Fix a bug in how the IN operator handles NULLs in subqueries. The bug
was introduced by the previous release.
- Fix a potential database corruption problem on Unix caused by the fact
that all POSIX advisory locks are cleared whenever you close() a file.
The work around it to embargo all close() calls while locks are
- Performance enhancements on some corner cases of COUNT(*).
- Make sure the in-memory backend response sanely if malloc() fails.
- Allow sqlite_exec() to be called from within user-defined SQL
- Improved accuracy of floating-point conversions using "long double".
- Bug fixes in the experimental date/time functions.
- Fix a 32-bit integer overflow problem that could result in corrupt
indices in a database if large negative numbers (less than -2147483648)
were inserted into an indexed numeric column.
- Fix a locking problem on multi-threaded Linux implementations.
- Always use "." instead of "," as the decimal point even if the locale
- Added UTC to localtime conversions to the experimental date/time
- Bug fixes to date/time functions.
- Fix a critical bug introduced into 2.8.0 which could cause
- Fix a problem with 3-way joins that do not use indices
- The VACUUM command now works with the non-callback API
- Improvements to the "PRAGMA integrity_check" command
- Added experimental sqlite_bind() and sqlite_reset() APIs.
- If the name of the database is an empty string, open a new database
in a temporary file that is automatically deleted when the database
- Performance enhancements in the lemon-generated parser
- Experimental date/time functions revised.
- Disallow temporary indices on permanent tables.
- Documentation updates and typo fixes
- Added experimental sqlite_progress_handler() callback API
- Removed support for the Oracle8 outer join syntax.
- Allow GLOB and LIKE operators to work as functions.
- Other minor documentation and makefile changes and bug fixes.
- Moved the CVS repository to www.sqlite.org
- Update the NULL-handling documentation.
- Experimental date/time functions added.
- Bug fix: correctly evaluate a view of a view without segfaulting.
- Bug fix: prevent database corruption if you dropped a
trigger that had the same name as a table.
- Bug fix: allow a VACUUM (without segfaulting) on an empty
database after setting the EMPTY_RESULT_CALLBACKS pragma.
- Bug fix: if an integer value will not fit in a 32-bit int, store it in
a double instead.
- Bug fix: Make sure the journal file directory entry is committed to disk
before writing the database file.
- Make LIMIT work on a compound SELECT statement.
- LIMIT 0 now shows no rows. Use LIMIT -1 to see all rows.
- Correctly handle comparisons between an INTEGER PRIMARY KEY and
a floating point number.
- Fix several important bugs in the new ATTACH and DETACH commands.
- Updated the NULL-handling document.
- Allow NULL arguments in sqlite_compile() and sqlite_step().
- Many minor bug fixes
- Enhanced the "PRAGMA integrity_check" command to verify indices.
- Added authorization hooks for the new ATTACH and DETACH commands.
- Many documentation updates
- Many minor bug fixes
- Fix a problem that will corrupt the indices on a table if you
do an INSERT OR REPLACE or an UPDATE OR REPLACE on a table that
contains an INTEGER PRIMARY KEY plus one or more indices.
- Fix a bug in Windows locking code so that locks work correctly
when simultaneously accessed by Win95 and WinNT systems.
- Add the ability for INSERT and UPDATE statements to refer to the
"rowid" (or "_rowid_" or "oid") columns.
- Other important bug fixes
- Fix a problem that will corrupt the database file if you drop a
table from the main database that has a TEMP index.
- Reactivated the VACUUM command that reclaims unused disk space in
a database file.
- Added the ATTACH and DETACH commands to allow interacting with multiple
database files at the same time.
- Added support for TEMP triggers and indices.
- Added support for in-memory databases.
- Removed the experimental sqlite_open_aux_file(). Its function is
subsumed in the new ATTACH command.
- The precedence order for ON CONFLICT clauses was changed so that
ON CONFLICT clauses on BEGIN statements have a higher precedence than
ON CONFLICT clauses on constraints.
- Many, many bug fixes and compatibility enhancements.
- Modified the journal file format to make it more resistant to corruption
that can occur after an OS crash or power failure.
- Added a new C/C++ API that does not use callback for returning data.
- Performance improvements. The library is now much faster.
- Added the sqlite_set_authorizer() API. Formal documentation has
not been written - see the source code comments for instructions on
how to use this function.
- Fix a bug in the GLOB operator that was preventing it from working
with upper-case letters.
- Various minor bug fixes.
- Fix an uninitialized variable in pager.c which could (with a probability
of about 1 in 4 billion) result in a corrupted database.
- Database files can now grow to be up to 2^41 bytes. The old limit
was 2^31 bytes.
- The optimizer will now scan tables in the reverse if doing so will
satisfy an ORDER BY ... DESC clause.
- The full pathname of the database file is now remembered even if
a relative path is passed into sqlite_open(). This allows
the library to continue operating correctly after a chdir().
- Speed improvements in the VDBE.
- Lots of little bug fixes.
- Various compiler compatibility fixes.
- Fix a bug in the "expr IN ()" operator.
- Accept column names in parentheses.
- Fix a problem with string memory management in the VDBE
- Fix a bug in the "table_info" pragma"
- Export the sqlite_function_type() API function in the Windows DLL
- Fix locking behavior under Windows
- Fix a bug in LEFT OUTER JOIN
- Prevent journal file overflows on huge transactions.
- Fix a memory leak that occurred when sqlite_open() failed.
- Honor the ORDER BY and LIMIT clause of a SELECT even if the
result set is used for an INSERT.
- Do not put write locks on the file used to hold TEMP tables.
- Added documentation on SELECT DISTINCT and on how SQLite handles NULLs.
- Fix a problem that was causing poor performance when many thousands
of SQL statements were executed by a single sqlite_exec() call.
- Fix a bug in the ORDER BY logic that was introduced in version 2.7.0
- C-style comments are now accepted by the tokenizer.
- INSERT runs a little faster when the source is a SELECT statement.
- Make a distinction between numeric and text values when sorting.
Text values sort according to memcmp(). Numeric values sort in
- Allow multiple simultaneous readers under Windows by simulating
the reader/writers locks that are missing from Win95/98/ME.
- An error is now returned when trying to start a transaction if
another transaction is already active.
- Add the ability to read both little-endian and big-endian databases.
So a database created under SunOS or Mac OS X can be read and written
under Linux or Windows and vice versa.
- Convert to the new website: http://www.sqlite.org/
- Allow transactions to span Linux Threads
- Bug fix in the processing of the ORDER BY clause for GROUP BY queries
- Text files read by the COPY command can now have line terminators
of LF, CRLF, or CR.
- SQLITE_BUSY is handled correctly if encountered during database
- Fix to UPDATE triggers on TEMP tables.
- Documentation updates.
- Include a static string in the library that responds to the RCS
"ident" command and which contains the library version number.
- Fix an assertion failure that occurred when deleting all rows of
a table with the "count_changes" pragma turned on.
- Better error reporting when problems occur during the automatic
2.5.6 to 2.6.0 database format upgrade.
- Change the format of indices to correct a design flaw the originated
with version 2.1.0. *** This is an incompatible
file format change *** When version 2.6.0 or later of the
library attempts to open a database file created by version 2.5.6 or
earlier, it will automatically and irreversibly convert the file format.
Make backup copies of older database files before opening them with
version 2.6.0 of the library.
- Fix more problems with rollback. Enhance the test suite to exercise
the rollback logic extensively in order to prevent any future problems.
- Fix a bug which could cause database corruption during a rollback.
This bugs was introduced in version 2.4.0 by the freelist
optimization of checkin .
- Fix a bug in aggregate functions for VIEWs.
- Other minor changes and enhancements.
- Make the "AS" keyword optional again.
- The datatype of columns now appear in the 4th argument to the
- Added the sqlite_open_aux_file() API, though it is still
mostly undocumented and untested.
- Added additional test cases and fixed a few bugs that those
test cases found.
- Bug fix: Database corruption can occur due to the optimization
that was introduced in version 2.4.0 (check-in ). The problem
should now be fixed. The use of versions 2.4.0 through 2.5.2 is
- Added the new SQLITE_TEMP_MASTER table which records the schema
for temporary tables in the same way that SQLITE_MASTER does for
- Added an optimization to UNION ALL
- Fixed a bug in the processing of LEFT OUTER JOIN
- The LIMIT clause now works on subselects
- ORDER BY works on subselects
- There is a new TypeOf() function used to determine if an expression
is numeric or text.
- Autoincrement now works for INSERT from a SELECT.
- The query optimizer now attempts to implement the ORDER BY clause
using an index. Sorting is still used if not suitable index is
- Added support for row triggers.
- Added SQL-92 compliant handling of NULLs.
- Add support for the full SQL-92 join syntax and LEFT OUTER JOINs.
- Double-quoted strings interpreted as column names not text literals.
- Parse (but do not implement) foreign keys.
- Performance improvements in the parser, pager, and WHERE clause code
- Make the LIMIT clause work on subqueries. (ORDER BY still does not
- Added the "%Q" expansion to sqlite_*_printf().
- Bug fixes too numerous to mention (see the change log).
- Added logic to detect when the library API routines are called out
- Bug fix: Column names in the result set were not being generated
correctly for some (rather complex) VIEWs. This could cause a
segfault under certain circumstances.
- Bug fix: Generate correct column headers when a compound SELECT is used
as a subquery.
- Added the sqlite_encode_binary() and sqlite_decode_binary() functions to
the source tree. But they are not yet linked into the library.
- Documentation updates.
- Export the sqlite_changes() function from Windows DLLs.
- Bug fix: Do not attempt the subquery flattening optimization on queries
that lack a FROM clause. To do so causes a segfault.
- Fix a bug that was causing the precompiled binary of SQLITE.EXE to
report "out of memory" under Windows 98.
- Make sure VIEWs are created after their corresponding TABLEs in the
output of the .dump command in the shell.
- Speed improvements: Do not do synchronous updates on TEMP tables.
- Many improvements and enhancements to the shell.
- Make the GLOB and LIKE operators functions that can be overridden
by a programmer. This allows, for example, the LIKE operator to
be changed to be case sensitive.
- Add the ability to put TABLE.* in the column list of a
- Permit SELECT statements without a FROM clause.
- Added the last_insert_rowid() SQL function.
- Do not count rows where the IGNORE conflict resolution occurs in
the row count.
- Make sure functions expressions in the VALUES clause of an INSERT
- Added the sqlite_changes() API function to return the number
of row that changed in the most recent operation.
- Bug fix: Correctly handle terms in the WHERE clause of a join that
do not contain a comparison operator.
- Bug fix: Correctly handle functions that appear in the WHERE clause
of a join.
- When the PRAGMA vdbe_trace=ON is set, correctly print the P3 operand
value when it is a pointer to a structure rather than a pointer to
- When inserting an explicit NULL into an INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, convert
the NULL value into a unique key automatically.
- Allow "VIEW" to be a column name
- Added support for CASE expressions (patch from Dan Kennedy)
- Added RPMS to the delivery (patches from Doug Henry)
- Fix typos in the documentation
- Cut over configuration management to a new CVS repository with
its own CVSTrac bug tracking system.
- Fix a bug in SELECT that occurs when a compound SELECT is used as a
subquery in the FROM of a SELECT.
- The sqlite_get_table() function now returns an error if you
give it two or more SELECTs that return different numbers of columns.
- Bug fix: Fix an assertion failure that occurred when ROWID was a column
in a SELECT statement on a view.
- Bug fix: Fix an uninitialized variable in the VDBE that would could an
- Make the os.h header file more robust in detecting when the compile is
for Windows and when it is for Unix.
- Using an unnamed subquery in a FROM clause would cause a segfault.
- The parser now insists on seeing a semicolon or the end of input before
executing a statement. This avoids an accidental disaster if the
WHERE keyword is misspelled in an UPDATE or DELETE statement.
- Change the name of the sanity_check PRAGMA to integrity_check
and make it available in all compiles.
- SELECT min() or max() of an indexed column with no WHERE or GROUP BY
clause is handled as a special case which avoids a complete table scan.
- Automatically generated ROWIDs are now sequential.
- Do not allow dot-commands of the command-line shell to occur in the
middle of a real SQL command.
- Modifications to the "lemon" parser generator so that the parser tables
are 4 times smaller.
- Added support for user-defined functions implemented in C.
- Added support for new functions: coalesce(), lower(),
upper(), and random()
- Added support for VIEWs.
- Added the subquery flattening optimizer.
- Modified the B-Tree and Pager modules so that disk pages that do not
contain real data (free pages) are not journaled and are not
written from memory back to the disk when they change. This does not
impact database integrity, since the
pages contain no real data, but it does make large INSERT operations
about 2.5 times faster and large DELETEs about 5 times faster.
- Made the CACHE_SIZE pragma persistent
- Added the SYNCHRONOUS pragma
- Fixed a bug that was causing updates to fail inside of transactions when
the database contained a temporary table.
- Allow identifiers to be quoted in square brackets, for compatibility
- Added support for sub-queries in the FROM clause of a SELECT.
- More efficient implementation of sqliteFileExists() under Windows.
(by Joel Luscy)
- The VALUES clause of an INSERT can now contain expressions, including
scalar SELECT clauses.
- Added support for CREATE TABLE AS SELECT
- Bug fix: Creating and dropping a table all within a single
transaction was not working.
- Bug fix: There was an incorrect assert() in pager.c. The real code was
all correct (as far as is known) so everything should work OK if you
compile with -DNDEBUG=1. When asserts are not disabled, there
could be a fault.
- Bug fix: An assertion was failing if "PRAGMA full_column_names=ON;" was
set and you did a query that used a rowid, like this:
"SELECT rowid, * FROM ...".
- Fix a serious bug in the INSERT command which was causing data to go
into the wrong columns if the data source was a SELECT and the INSERT
clauses specified its columns in some order other than the default.
- Added the ability to resolve constraint conflicts is ways other than
an abort and rollback. See the documentation on the "ON CONFLICT"
clause for details.
- Temporary files are now automatically deleted by the operating system
when closed. There are no more dangling temporary files on a program
crash. (If the OS crashes, fsck will delete the file after reboot
under Unix. I do not know what happens under Windows.)
- NOT NULL constraints are honored.
- The COPY command puts NULLs in columns whose data is '\N'.
- In the COPY command, backslash can now be used to escape a newline.
- Added the SANITY_CHECK pragma.
- Important bug fix: the IN operator was not working if either the
left-hand or right-hand side was derived from an INTEGER PRIMARY KEY.
- Do not escape the backslash '\' character in the output of the
sqlite command-line access program.
- The label to the right of an AS in the column list of a SELECT can now
be used as part of an expression in the WHERE, ORDER BY, GROUP BY, and/or
- Fix a bug in the -separator command-line option to the sqlite
- Fix a problem with the sort order when comparing upper-case strings against
characters greater than 'Z' but less than 'a'.
- Report an error if an ORDER BY or GROUP BY expression is constant.
- Fix warning messages in VC++ 7.0. (Patches from nicolas352001)
- Make the library thread-safe. (The code is there and appears to work
but has not been stressed.)
- Added the new sqlite_last_insert_rowid() API function.
- Bug fix: An assertion was failing when a temporary table with an index
had the same name as a permanent table created by a separate process.
- Bug fix: Updates to tables containing an INTEGER PRIMARY KEY and an
index could fail.
- Bug fix: An attempt to delete a single row of a table with a WHERE
clause of "ROWID=x" when no such rowid exists was causing an error.
- Bug fix: Passing in a NULL as the 3rd parameter to sqlite_open()
would sometimes cause a coredump.
- Bug fix: DROP TABLE followed by a CREATE TABLE with the same name all
within a single transaction was causing a coredump.
- Makefile updates from A. Rottmann
- Columns of type INTEGER PRIMARY KEY are actually used as the primary
key in underlying B-Tree representation of the table.
- Several obscure, unrelated bugs were found and fixed while
implemented the integer primary key change of the previous bullet.
- Added the ability to specify "*" as part of a larger column list in
the result section of a SELECT statement. For example:
"SELECT rowid, * FROM table1;".
- Updates to comments and documentation.
- Fix a bug in CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE which was causing the
table to be initially allocated in the main database file instead
of in the separate temporary file. This bug could cause the library
to suffer an assertion failure and it could cause "page leaks" in the
main database file.
- Fix a bug in the b-tree subsystem that could sometimes cause the first
row of a table to be repeated during a database scan.
- Fix the locking mechanism yet again to prevent
sqlite_exec() from returning SQLITE_PROTOCOL
unnecessarily. This time the bug was a race condition in
the locking code. This change affects both POSIX and Windows users.
- Fix for another problem (unrelated to the one fixed in 2.1.4)
that sometimes causes sqlite_exec() to return SQLITE_PROTOCOL
unnecessarily. This time the bug was
in the POSIX locking code and should not effect Windows users.
- Sometimes sqlite_exec() would return SQLITE_PROTOCOL when it
should have returned SQLITE_BUSY.
- The fix to the previous bug uncovered a deadlock which was also
- Add the ability to put a single .command in the second argument
of the sqlite shell
- Updates to the FAQ
- Fix the behavior of comparison operators
(ex: "<", "==", etc.)
so that they are consistent with the order of entries in an index.
- Correct handling of integers in SQL expressions that are larger than
what can be represented by the machine integer.
- Changes to support 64-bit architectures.
- Fix a bug in the locking protocol.
- Fix a bug that could (rarely) cause the database to become
unreadable after a DROP TABLE due to corruption to the SQLITE_MASTER
- Change the code so that version 2.1.1 databases that were rendered
unreadable by the above bug can be read by this version of
the library even though the SQLITE_MASTER table is (slightly)
- Bug fix: Sometimes arbitrary strings were passed to the callback
function when the actual value of a column was NULL.
- Change the format of data records so that records up to 16MB in size
can be stored.
- Change the format of indices to allow for better query optimization.
- Implement the "LIMIT ... OFFSET ..." clause on SELECT statements.
- Made selected parameters in API functions const. This should
be fully backwards compatible.
- Documentation updates
- Simplify the design of the VDBE by restricting the number of sorters
and lists to 1.
In practice, no more than one sorter and one list was ever used anyhow.
- Any UTF-8 character or ISO8859 character can be used as part of
- Patches from Christian Werner to improve ODBC compatibility and to
fix a bug in the round() function.
- Plug some memory leaks that use to occur if malloc() failed.
We have been and continue to be memory leak free as long as
- Changes to some test scripts so that they work on Windows in
addition to Unix.
- Added the EMPTY_RESULT_CALLBACKS pragma
- Support for UTF-8 and ISO8859 characters in column and table names.
- Bug fix: Compute correct table names with the FULL_COLUMN_NAMES pragma
is turned on.
- Added the COUNT_CHANGES pragma.
- Changes to the FULL_COLUMN_NAMES pragma to help out the ODBC driver.
- Bug fix: "SELECT count(*)" was returning NULL for empty tables.
Now it returns 0.
- Bug fix: an obscure and relatively harmless bug was causing one of
the tests to fail when gcc optimizations are turned on. This release
fixes the problem.
- Bug fix: the sqlite_busy_timeout() function was delaying 1000
times too long before failing.
- Bug fix: an assertion was failing if the disk holding the database
file became full or stopped accepting writes for some other reason.
New tests were added to detect similar problems in the future.
- Added new operators: & (bitwise-and)
| (bitwise-or), ~ (ones-complement),
<< (shift left), >> (shift right).
- Added new functions: round() and abs().
- Fix two bugs in the locking protocol. (One was masking the other.)
- Removed some unused "#include " that were causing problems
- Fixed sqlite.h so that it is usable from C++
- Added the FULL_COLUMN_NAMES pragma. When set to "ON", the names of
columns are reported back as TABLE.COLUMN instead of just COLUMN.
- Added the TABLE_INFO() and INDEX_INFO() pragmas to help support the
- Added support for TEMPORARY tables and indices.
- Remove some C++ style comments from btree.c so that it will compile
using compilers other than gcc.
- The ".dump" output from the shell does not work if there are embedded
newlines anywhere in the data. This is an old bug that was carried
forward from version 1.0. To fix it, the ".dump" output no longer
uses the COPY command. It instead generates INSERT statements.
- Extend the expression syntax to support "expr NOT NULL" (with a
space between the "NOT" and the "NULL") in addition to "expr NOTNULL"
(with no space).
- Automatically build binaries for Linux and Windows and put them on
- Incorporate makefile patches form A. Rottmann to use LIBTOOL
- SQLite now honors the UNIQUE keyword in CREATE UNIQUE INDEX. Primary
keys are required to be unique.
- File format changed back to what it was for alpha-1
- Fixes to the rollback and locking behavior
- Initial release of version 2.0. The idea of renaming the library
to "SQLus" was abandoned in favor of keeping the "SQLite" name and
bumping the major version number.
- The pager and btree subsystems added back. They are now the only
- The Dbbe abstraction and the GDBM and memory drivers were removed.
- Copyright on all code was disclaimed. The library is now in the
- Pager and btree subsystems removed. These will be used in a follow-on
SQL server library named "SQLus".
- Add the ability to use quoted strings as table and column names in
- Pager subsystem added but not yet used.
- More robust handling of out-of-memory errors.
- New tests added to the test suite.
- Remove the sqlite_encoding TCL variable that was introduced
in the previous version.
- Add options -encoding and -tcl-uses-utf to the
sqlite TCL command.
- Add tests to make sure that tclsqlite was compiled using Tcl header
files and libraries that match.
- The library now assumes data is stored as UTF-8 if the --enable-utf8
option is given to configure. The default behavior is to assume
iso8859-x, as it has always done. This only makes a difference for
LIKE and GLOB operators and the LENGTH and SUBSTR functions.
- If the library is not configured for UTF-8 and the Tcl library
is one of the newer ones that uses UTF-8 internally,
then a conversion from UTF-8 to iso8859 and
back again is done inside the TCL interface.
- Added limited support for transactions. At this point, transactions
will do table locking on the GDBM backend. There is no support (yet)
for rollback or atomic commit.
- Added special column names ROWID, OID, and _ROWID_ that refer to the
unique random integer key associated with every row of every table.
- Additional tests added to the regression suite to cover the new ROWID
feature and the TCL interface bugs mentioned below.
- Changes to the "lemon" parser generator to help it work better when
compiled using MSVC.
- Bug fixes in the TCL interface identified by Oleg Oleinick.
- When doing DELETE and UPDATE, the library used to write the record
numbers of records to be deleted or updated into a temporary file.
This is changed so that the record numbers are held in memory.
- The DELETE command without a WHILE clause just removes the database
files from the disk, rather than going through and deleting record
- A serious bug fixed on Windows. Windows users should upgrade.
No impact to Unix.
- Modify the test scripts to identify tests that depend on system
load and processor speed and
to warn the user that a failure of one of those (rare) tests does
not necessarily mean the library is malfunctioning. No changes to
- Fix a bug which was causing
the UPDATE command to fail on systems where "malloc(0)" returns
NULL. The problem does not appear on Windows, Linux, or HPUX but does
cause the library to fail on QNX.
- An unrelated (and minor) bug from Mark Muranwski fixed. The algorithm
for figuring out where to put temporary files for a "memory:" database
was not working quite right.
- The previous fix was not quite right. This one seems to work better.
- The UPDATE statement was not working when the WHERE clause contained
some terms that could be satisfied using indices and other terms that
could not. Fixed.
- Merge development changes into the main trunk. Future work toward
using a BTree file structure will use a separate CVS source tree. This
CVS tree will continue to support the GDBM version of SQLite only.
- Fix a strange (but valid) C declaration that was causing problems
for QNX. No logical changes.
- Print the offending SQL statement when an error occurs.
- Do not require commas between constraints in CREATE TABLE statements.
- Added the "-echo" option to the shell.
- Changes to comments.
- Rewrote sqlite_complete() to make it faster.
- Minor tweaks to other code to make it run a little faster.
- Added new tests for sqlite_complete() and for memory leaks.
- Documentation updates. Mostly fixing of typos and spelling errors.
- Documentation updates
- Some sanity checking code was removed from the inner loop of vdbe.c
to help the library to run a little faster. The code is only
removed if you compile with -DNDEBUG.
- Added a "memory:" backend driver that stores its database in an
in-memory hash table.
- Break out the GDBM driver into a separate file in anticipation
to added new drivers.
- Allow the name of a database to be prefixed by the driver type.
For now, the only driver type is "gdbm:".
- Fixed an off-by-one error that was causing a coredump in
the '%q' format directive of the new
- Added the sqlite_interrupt() interface.
- In the shell, sqlite_interrupt() is invoked when the
user presses Control-C
- Fixed some instances where sqlite_exec() was
returning the wrong error code.
- Added notes on how to compile for Windows95/98.
- Removed a few variables that were not being used. Etc.
- Added the sqlite_..._printf() interface routines.
- Modified the sqlite shell program to use the new interface
- Modified the sqlite shell program to print the schema for
the built-in SQLITE_MASTER table, if explicitly requested.
- Begin writing documentation on the TCL interface.
2000-09-29 (Not Released)
- Added the sqlite_get_table() API
- Updated the documentation for due to the above change.
- Modified the sqlite shell to make use of the new
sqlite_get_table() API in order to print a list of tables
in multiple columns, similar to the way "ls" prints filenames.
- Modified the sqlite shell to print a semicolon at the
end of each CREATE statement in the output of the ".schema" command.
2000-09-21 (Not Released)
- Change the tclsqlite "eval" method to return a list of results if
no callback script is specified.
- Change tclsqlite.c to use the Tcl_Obj interface
- Add tclsqlite.c to the libsqlite.a library
2000-09-13 (Version 1.0.5)
- Changed the print format for floating point values from "%g" to "%.15g".
- Changed the comparison function so that numbers in exponential notation
(ex: 1.234e+05) sort in numerical order.
2000-08-28 (Version 1.0.4)
- Added functions length() and substr().
- Fix a bug in the sqlite shell program that was causing
a coredump when the output mode was "column" and the first row
of data contained a NULL.
2000-08-22 (Version 1.0.3)
- In the sqlite shell, print the "Database opened READ ONLY" message
to stderr instead of stdout.
- In the sqlite shell, now print the version number on initial startup.
- Add the sqlite_version string constant to the library
- Makefile updates
- Bug fix: incorrect VDBE code was being generated for the following
circumstance: a query on an indexed table containing a WHERE clause with
an IN operator that had a subquery on its right-hand side.
2000-08-18 (Version 1.0.1)
- Fix a bug in the configure script.
- Minor revisions to the website.
2000-08-17 (Version 1.0)
- Change the sqlite program so that it can read
databases for which it lacks write permission. (It used to
refuse all access if it could not write.)
- Treat carriage returns as white space.
- Added pattern matching to the ".table" command in the "sqlite"
- Documentation updates
- Added "busy" and "timeout" methods to the Tcl interface
- File format version number was being stored in sqlite_master.tcl
multiple times. This was harmless, but unnecessary. It is now fixed.
- The file format for indices was changed slightly in order to work
around an inefficiency that can sometimes come up with GDBM when
there are large indices having many entries with the same key.
** Incompatible Change **
- The parser's stack was overflowing on a very long UPDATE statement.
This is now fixed.
- Finish the VDBE tutorial.
- Added documentation on compiling to WinNT.
- Fix a configuration program for WinNT.
- Fix a configuration problem for HPUX.
- Better labels on column names of the result.
- Added the sqlite_busy_handler()
and sqlite_busy_timeout() interface.
- Clean up comments and variable names. Changes to documentation.
No functional changes to the code.
- Column names in UPDATE statements were case sensitive.
This mistake has now been fixed.
- Added the concatenate string operator (||)
- Added the fcnt() function to the SQL interpreter. The fcnt() function
returns the number of database "Fetch" operations that have occurred.
This function is designed for use in test scripts to verify that
queries are efficient and appropriately optimized. Fcnt() has no other
useful purpose, as far as I know.
- Added a bunch more tests that take advantage of the new fcnt() function.
The new tests did not uncover any new problems.
- Added lots of new test cases
- Fix a few bugs discovered while adding test cases
- Begin adding lots of new documentation
- Added compound select operators: UNION, UNION ALL,
INTERSECT, and EXCEPT
- Added support for using (SELECT ...) within expressions
- Added support for IN and BETWEEN operators
- Added support for GROUP BY and HAVING
- NULL values are now reported to the callback as a NULL pointer
rather than an empty string.
- Added support for default values on columns of a table.
- Improved test coverage. Fixed a few obscure bugs found by the
- All database files to be modified by an UPDATE, INSERT or DELETE are
now locked before any changes are made to any files.
This makes it safe (I think) to access
the same database simultaneously from multiple processes.
- The code appears stable so we are now calling it "beta".
- Better support for file locking so that two or more processes
can access the same database simultaneously. More work needed in
this area, though.
- Added support for aggregate functions (Ex: COUNT(*), MIN(...))
to the SELECT statement.
- Added support for SELECT DISTINCT ...
- Added the LIKE operator.
- Added a GLOB operator: similar to LIKE
but it uses Unix shell globbing wildcards instead of the '%'
and '_' wildcards of SQL.
- Added the COPY command patterned after
PostgreSQL so that SQLite
can now read the output of the pg_dump database dump utility
- Added a VACUUM command that calls the
gdbm_reorganize() function on the underlying database
- And many, many bug fixes...
- Initial Public Release of Alpha code