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APSW stands for Another Python SQLite Wrapper. APSW supports CPython 3.6 onwards.


APSW is a Python wrapper for the SQLite embedded relational database engine. It focuses translating between the complete SQLite C API and Python's C API, letting you get the most out of SQLite from Python.

It is recommended to use the builtin sqlite3 module if you want SQLite to be interchangeable with the other database drivers.

Use APSW when you want to use SQLite fully, and have an improved developer experience. The documentation has a section on the differences between APSW and sqlite3.


There is a tour and example code using APSW at

The latest documentation is at

Mailing lists/contacts

Releases and Changes

Releases are made to PyPI (install using pip) and Github

New release announcements are sent to the Python SQLite discussion group and there is an RSS feed from PyPI.

Full detailed list of changes


You can find existing and fixed bugs by clicking on Issues and using "New Issue" to report previously unknown issues.


See LICENSE - in essence any OSI approved open source license.

Older Python versions

A release from January 2022 supports all CPython versions back to 2.3. The tips include more information about versions.