What is SQLite File Extension?

Overview

SQLite is an embedded database that supports a number of apps. The file format holds a self-contained database engine.to efficiently storing various forms of data. Blackberry, Android and iPhone support SQLite data in the form of fields, tables, and triggers. The file extension is supported by desktop apps and web browsers like Firefox, Chrome and instant messaging apps to store data.

The file format was invented in 2000 by D. Richard Hipp with an aim to give users the flexibility to run the program without installing a database management system or a database administrator. The files of SQLite format is serverless, transactional SQL database engine and self-retained. Some database is encrypted instead of plain text files.

Category

It falls in the category of database files.

Supportive Apps

A great number of apps supported by the file format.

For Windows, Mac, and Linux-

  • SQLite
  • Sqliteman
  • Navicat
  • MapGuide
  • Autodesk AutCAD MAP 3D
  • For MAC OS

 

MIME Types

Application/x-sqlite3

Format Supported

Binary format is supported by the app.

Signature

53 51 4C 69 74 65 20 66 6F 72 6D 61 74 20 33 00 (ASCII)

Location

The location of the file format is primarily depended on the app you are using. It takes the database name. Users can easily recognize the format.