to top
Android APIs
Added in API level 1


Contains the SQLite database management classes that an application would use to manage its own private database.

Applications use these classes to manage private databases. If creating a content provider, you will probably have to use these classes to create and manage your own database to store content. See Content Providers to learn the conventions for implementing a content provider. See the NotePadProvider class in the NotePad sample application in the SDK for an example of a content provider. Android ships with SQLite version 3.4.0

If you are working with data sent to you by a provider, you will not use these SQLite classes, but instead use the generic android.database classes.

Android ships with the sqlite3 database tool in the tools/ folder. You can use this tool to browse or run SQL commands on the device. Run by typing sqlite3 in a shell window.


SQLiteCursorDriver A driver for SQLiteCursors that is used to create them and gets notified by the cursors it creates on significant events in their lifetimes. 
SQLiteDatabase.CursorFactory Used to allow returning sub-classes of Cursor when calling query. 
SQLiteTransactionListener A listener for transaction events. 


SQLiteClosable An object created from a SQLiteDatabase that can be closed. 
SQLiteCursor A Cursor implementation that exposes results from a query on a SQLiteDatabase
SQLiteDatabase Exposes methods to manage a SQLite database. 
SQLiteOpenHelper A helper class to manage database creation and version management. 
SQLiteProgram A base class for compiled SQLite programs. 
SQLiteQuery Represents a query that reads the resulting rows into a SQLiteQuery
SQLiteQueryBuilder This is a convience class that helps build SQL queries to be sent to SQLiteDatabase objects. 
SQLiteStatement Represents a statement that can be executed against a database. 


SQLiteAbortException An exception that indicates that the SQLite program was aborted. 
SQLiteAccessPermException This exception class is used when sqlite can't access the database file due to lack of permissions on the file. 
SQLiteBindOrColumnIndexOutOfRangeException Thrown if the the bind or column parameter index is out of range  
SQLiteConstraintException An exception that indicates that an integrity constraint was violated. 
SQLiteDatabaseCorruptException An exception that indicates that the SQLite database file is corrupt. 
SQLiteDatabaseLockedException Thrown if the database engine was unable to acquire the database locks it needs to do its job. 
SQLiteDiskIOException An exception that indicates that an IO error occured while accessing the SQLite database file. 
SQLiteDoneException An exception that indicates that the SQLite program is done. 
SQLiteException A SQLite exception that indicates there was an error with SQL parsing or execution. 
SQLiteFullException An exception that indicates that the SQLite database is full. 
SQLiteMisuseException This error can occur if the application creates a SQLiteStatement object and allows multiple threads in the application use it at the same time.