Here you can find the detailed instruction on how to convert data from SQLite database to Microsoft Excel. Exporting data from other database types like Firebird, SQL Server, Oracle, etc is very similar; the difference is in registering the database in Exportizer.

Below, it is shown how to export data directly (from GUI or command line), or using clipboard.

Note: Exportizer also provides the ability to export data to intermediate file formats. For example, you can export SQLite (Firebird, PostgreSQL etc) data to CSV format, and then open the destination .csv file in Excel: it is faster, but has some inconveniences comparing with direct exporting to Excel (e.g. when exporting multiple tables to different sheets of one Excel workbook). Exporting to intermediate file formats is not covered in this topic.

Export Conditions

In most cases, to export from SQLite to Microsoft Excel, the following conditions are required:

  • SQLite3.dll must be accessible.
  • You can open SQLite database either by Exportizer Pro or by Exportizer Enterprise. If you have created an ODBC DSN for your SQLite database, Exportizer Pro can be used, otherwise Exportizer Enterprise should be used.
  • It is important to choose the proper Excel output format:
    • When exporting to Excel (OLE) target format, Microsoft Office must be installed; Exportizer and Microsoft Office should be both 32-bit or both 64-bit.
    • When exporting to other Excel formats like XLS or XLSX, Microsoft Office is not required, and you can use either Exportizer 32-bit or Exportizer 64-bit.
  • When using ODBC on the source side, make sure the Exportizer and the corresponding SQLite ODBC driver have the same architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).

Note: If your operating system is 64-bit, you can install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Exportizer software and use them independently.

Configuring SQLite to Excel Exporting

If you are exporting data via GUI:

  1. Launch Exportizer Pro or Exportizer Enterprise.
  2. Register your source SQLite database:
    • In Exportizer Pro, use ADO interface. The database must be an ODBC DSN, pointed to your SQLite database file.
    • In Exportizer Enterprise, use FD interface. In most cases, specifying a pointer to the SQLite file is enough. Sometimes, specifying the Vendor library parameter may be needed: this must be a main DLL from the folder where SQLite installed, e.g. sqlite3.dll.

Export Steps (GUI)

  1. Open the registered SQLite database.
  2. Choose a table or tables to export or write and execute your SQL query or queries. Please note that exporting multiple datasets at a time is available in Exportizer Enterprise only.
  3. Click Export button .
  4. Choose the target Excel format. You have several formats available: Excel (XLSX), Excel (XML), Excel (XLS), Excel (OLE). Please note that exporting to Excel (XLS) is the fastest, and exporting to Excel (OLE) is the slowest; Excel (XLSX) format is the most configurable, and allows multiple tables to be written to one file, one table per Excel sheet. You may also want to read more about the output formats.
  5. Specify a target file (for multi-table exporting, you can specify a folder, where the target files will be created) and needed export parameters:
    Exporting Data to Excel Workbook
  6. Click Next.
    Specify the source-to-target table and/or field mappings.
    In field mappings, you create the correspondence between the source and target columns. In addition to source table columns, you can also use calculated fields specified by formulas.
    In table mappings (for multi-table exporting), you create the correspondence between the source datasets (tables and/or queries) and target Excel files. If you export to Excel (XLSX) format, you can specify a different sheet name and table title for each exported dataset. You can also specify nested field mappings for each table pair.
  7. Click Export.

Exporting SQLite to Excel Using Command Line

SQLite to XLSX Command Line Examples

Exporting a table from SQLite file:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Vitaliy Levchenko\Exportizer Enterprise 9\exptizer.exe" /export /ExportType=EXCELXLSX /ExportMode=REPLACE+INSERT /RowsPerSheet=800000 /IncludeColNames /IncludeImages /IncludeMemo /SrcDBInterface=fd /SrcDBKind=FILE /SrcDBDriver=SQLITE /SrcDB=C:\MyData\org.db /SrcTableName=employee /TrgDB=C:\TEST\employee.xlsx

Exporting all tables from SQLite file (one table per Excel file):

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Vitaliy Levchenko\Exportizer Enterprise 9\exptizer.exe" /export /ExportType=EXCELXLSX /ExportMode=REPLACE+INSERT /RowsPerSheet=800000 /IncludeColNames /IncludeImages /IncludeMemo /SrcDBInterface=fd /SrcDBKind=FILE /SrcDBDriver=SQLITE /SrcDB=C:\MyData\org.db /SrcTableName=* /TrgDB=C:\TEST\*.xlsx

Exporting several tables from SQLite file to one target XLSX file (one table per Excel sheet):

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Vitaliy Levchenko\Exportizer Enterprise 9\exptizer.exe" /export /ExportType=EXCELXLSX /ExportMode=REPLACE+INSERT /TableMappingsFile=C:\TEST\Sqlite2ExcelTableMappings.xml /RowsPerSheet=800000 /IncludeColNames /IncludeImages /IncludeMemo /SrcDBInterface=fd /SrcDBKind=FILE /SrcDBDriver=SQLITE /SrcDB=C:\MyData\org.db /TrgDB=C:\TEST\

In the last case, please pay attention to how the source-to-target table mappings are defined. We use /TableMappingsFile parameter which points to an XML file with the mappings definition. For exporting three tables, the file content may look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

SQLite to XLSX Action File Example

The last command line above can be transformed to an action file, which is much more comfortable to work with. You can run action files either form the command line or from Exportizer GUI. The action file contains all the command line parameters (except /silent switch), one parameter per line, and allows comments:

/ExportMode=REPLACE+INSERT  ;Target files will be overwritten if they exist

Exporting Data Using Clipboard

  1. Launch Exportizer Pro or Exportizer Enterprise.
  2. Register your SQLite database.
  3. Open your registered SQLite database.
  4. Open the source table or write and execute your SQL query.
  5. Copy the needed data. You can do this in two ways:
    • Quick, but limited. Select a range of cells in a visible part of the data grid, then click Ctrl+C.
      Copying range of cells
    • Flexible. Click Copy Data button . Choose Text/CSV format, Standard schema, Tab field separator, and specify other options if needed. Then click Copy.
  6. Launch Microsoft Excel and paste the copied data to its sheet.

See also

 Opening SQLite Databases

 Command Line Usage