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SQLite to MySQL

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Latest version 3.1 released 02/12/2024

SQLite to MySQL converter is a powerful and reliable tool to migrate SQLite databases to MySQL, MariaDB or Percona. The program has high performance due to direct connection to source and destination databases (it does not use ODBC or any other middleware software). Command line support allows to script, automate and schedule the conversion process.

  • All versions of Linux/Unix and Windows MySQL are supported including forks MariaDB and Percona
  • Azure MySQL and Amazon RDS clouds are supported
  • Option to customize resulting table structure
  • Convert indexes and relationships between tables
  • Stores conversion settings into profile
  • Option to specify MySQL charset and engine type
  • Option to merge SQLite data into an existing MySQL database
  • Option to synchronize MySQL database with SQLite data
  • Option to export SQLite database into MySQL script file
  • Quick Launch
  • Easy-to-use wizard-style interface
  • 1-year subscription for updates


  • Does not convert views and triggers
  • Demo version converts only 50 records per table
  • Demo version does not convert foreign keys
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Reasons to Migrate

SQLite is a self-contained, file-based database management system that known for its cross-platforming, exceptional performance, reliability and low requirements to memory and other resources. It does not need a database administrator due to simplicity of use.

SQLite's key advantage is its ability to operate on all modern platforms running under macOS, Windows, and Unix/Linux. SQLite is a relational database management system that is contained in a C library, allowing applications written in any language to use SQLite as long as they can connect to external C libraries. Below are the most popular cases of using SQLite:

However, as the volume of data grows, companies may need to migrate from SQLite to a powerful DBMS having such advanced capabilities as concurrent processing, multi-level permission system, flexible backup/recovery options and others. MySQL is a high performance, extremely scalable, and at the same time very easy-to-use database management system providing all capabilities listed above as well as many others. Below are the key use cases of MySQL:

Migrating into MySQL dump file

SQLite to MySQL converter allows users to migrate SQLite database into MySQL format even when there is no connection to MySQL server available. Following this way, the program converts SQLite data into a local MySQL dump file instead of migrating it to MySQL server directly. The resulting file contains MySQL statements to create all tables and to fill them with the data. Click here to learn how to import dump file into MySQL database.

Quick Launch

Once you stored conversion settings into profile you can run the program in Quick Launch mode. Just launch Windows Explorer and double-click on the profile description (.l2s) file with left mouse button. This will cause SQLite to MySQL wizard to launch conversion loading the necessary settings from the specified profile. Then you will be taken right to the screen with progress of conversion without entering all conversion settings.


SQLite to MySQL converter implements synchronization as combination of insert SQLite records that are missing in MySQL table and update existing MySQL records with SQLite data. For synchronization purpose source and destination tables must have identical structures and primary key or unique index defined.

Customize table structure

Manual table structure customization can be accessed by double click on the corresponding table name in "Selected tables" list of "Step 4 of 5" wizard page. This will cause the following dialog box to appear:

To customize type mapping select the appropriate item in the listview on the left and specify new name, type and default value for the field using "Field info" group of controls. Please note that listview on the left contains column attributes of the original types mapping, new custom types and attributes will be displayed in "Field info" controls when the corresponding item is highlighted in the listview.

Try Before You Buy

Still not sure the program fits your needs? Try free demo version with limited features. It converts only 50 records for each database table, it does NOT convert foreign keys. Test the quality of the demo and come back to place an order if satisfied with the results.



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SQLite to MySQL
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MySQL Migration Toolkit
software pack to convert any data source to MySQL and vice versa