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Node-SQLite-NoDep is a very simplistic abstraction layer for the sqlite3 shell application. While full integration using something like Node-SQLite3 is usually preferable, there are cases when a simple, portable solution is a safer choice. Node-SQLite-NoDep requires nothing but the plain node.exe and sqlite3.exe files. No NPM, nothing. Just these two EXE files.


  • Error reporting is a bit broken. SQL errors are therefore reported directly to console.error.
  • Handling of character \u0000 is broken in sqlite3.exe, so Node-SQLite-NoDep replaces it with \u0020 automatically. (Node-SQLite-NoDep now uses sqlite3.exe INSERT-formatted output)
  • Characters \u0003 and \u0004 are used as delimiters (Node-SQLite-NoDep now uses sqlite3.exe INSERT-formatted output)
  • This applies to binary data as well. (Node-SQLite-NoDep now uses sqlite3.exe INSERT-formatted output)


Just drop node.exe and sqlite into a directory named BIN (or change the path in SQLite.js).

Create your JS file (for example main.js). Put SQLite.js somewhere and reference it via

const SQLite = require('./SQLite.js');

When opening a database you can specifiy a filename, options for creating tables and a callback to be run after all tables have been created.

var testdb=new SQLite('.\\db\\test.sqlite',[
    {name:"FOO",columns:"X int,LABEL varchar[64]"},
    {name:"BAR",columns:"X int,LABEL varchar[64]"}
    //Your code

Executing SQL is done via instance.sql, which returns an array of objects where each property corresponds to the column name.

testdb.sql("SELECT COUNT(*) AS COUNT FROM FOO",function(data){

If you need bind parameters, those are available too, although they use a different scheme than what SQLite usually uses, specifically ?IDENTIFIER, $STRING, #NUMBER and &BINARY: For example:

this.db.sql("DELETE FROM ?userTableName WHERE ?userColumn=&username",

Open a shell and start Node

CD \directory
bin\node.exe main.js