View Full Version : .schema in SQLite under ubuntu don't show tables

November 30th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Hi everybody!
I just started using SQLite3 and I made an sql file which create some tables, I went through the process of transferring it into a database and now i want to use the .schema command to see my create file but instead i get this situation:
>sqlite .schema
the prompt simply comes back without showing me the tables i created.
can someone explain to me how to show the tables with .schema under ubuntu.
thank you in advace

December 2nd, 2012, 12:11 PM
Your command syntax is correct and should show you the "commands" used to create the tables. Possibly your sql file failed?

I suggest you try and create a dummy table in the database (you can drop it later) and rerun the .schema command eg

sqlite> CREATE TABLE DUMMY( Dummyname as char);

then re-run .schema - that should show you the above command. If that works, then I suggest you re-check the sql file.

Probably not necessary to tell you but Sqlite does not automatically append .db or similar to any file you create - you must give full names to sqlite file open statements.

For example; if you create a file called test.db and then open the database with: slite3 test, you will not open your test.db file but create a new empty sqlite database called test !

Hope this helps