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SQLite / SQL Server Compact Toolbox

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SQLite / SQL Server Compact Toolbox extension for Visual Studio. This extension adds several features to help your embedded database development efforts: Scripting of tables and data, import from SQL Server and CSV files and much, much more.

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by Ruud Borst | November 03 2015

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by ryan.gillies | October 20 2015

Considering SQLCE is a product of Microsoft, its increasingly frustrating how they continue to remove support for this format bit by bit.

Thankfully ErikEJ's set of tools do just about everything - all of his tools are must have for anyone working with SQLCE databases.

5 Star
by The Doron Team | October 13 2015

Awesome!!!

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by Codinator12 | October 07 2015

Crazy good. Should be part of VS.

5 Star
by Eumar Assis - Microsoft | October 05 2015

Awesome!!!

5 Star
by lorax11 | September 30 2015

Can't live without it. Essential part of my workflow!

5 Star
by JohnyL | September 25 2015

Invaluable tool for SQL Server Compact databases. The editor has now more capabilities which is important. Welcome fix for Save button which now does not open Save File dialog! SQL Server Compact Toolbox is just "must have"! Thanks, Erik! :)

5 Star
by Rouf0007 | September 25 2015

Very good tool and ErikEJ is very helpfull. Many tanks

5 Star
by sinfon | August 21 2015

Easy to use, lots of features, excellent for debugging. I can't imagine using SQL Server Compact without this tool. Awesome!

5 Star
by FoosFam | August 16 2015

I am just getting started in the world of SQL CE development (long story) but it's nice to see great tools like this exist and have the backing of a great technologist like the author. I actually reached out to him about some Windows Mobile questions and he was happy to answer those. Reminds me of the days when the internet was great, the PreMIFT days. (that's Pre-MyspaceInstagramFaceBookTwitter)

But I digress - an absolute must have for any jumping into SQL server compact and SQLite. Thanks for the support and the tools.

5 Star
by Thronic | August 01 2015

Excellent tool for managing SDF / Compact database files. I loaded an older VS2010 project in the newest VS2015 Community edition without any hassles and have even greater and easier control now than I had before. This will be bookmarked with me for a long time. CE is still an excellent option for standalone and portable applications.

5 Star
by Base64 | July 23 2015

Great tools for working with SQL Server compact, much better than the Visual Studio built-in functionality.

5 Star
by Piotr Machałowski | July 21 2015

The best and the simplest!

5 Star
by engenious | June 18 2015

Thank you so much for that great toolbox.

5 Star
by RandyTheBear | June 18 2015

This toolbox is great! When I got tasked with creating an embedded
database for a tablet app using SQL Compact, I had never done it before.
This toolbox and Erik's blog made it simple. I recommend it to everyone.
I have used it on several applications since then.

5 Star
by port_al | June 03 2015

Great and professional tool!
Looks and works like native VS toolboxes.
That was like life saving when i found it because at the moment i was nervously thinking of what to do in order to develop and maintain SQLite database under Windows Runtime platform on Windows Phone 8.1.
Other tools i tried are not comparable. I might not try them that many but as soon as you find this one you don't want to be searching for a tool further.
Thank you very much!

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by Can Altunöz | May 17 2015

Its very powerfull tool for SQLCE. Simple and easy to use. Tyvm for a great work

5 Star
by Hammer510 | May 12 2015

You read my mind in regards to what SQLite in Visual Studio was missing. Thank you so much for your effort!

ErikEJ May 12 2015
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Thanks,Hammer. Let me know if you miss anything or Things don't work as expected :-)

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by Hfzusama | April 27 2015

It is extremely excellent tool for databases such as sqlite which is very difficult for me but with this tool I can easily create and use my sqlite database in my projects. I am very thankful to you for this tool

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by RaymondChan95032 | April 23 2015

I have used the SqlCe35Toolbox.exe and SqlCeCmd.exe from Mr Jensen to analyze/dump Windows Mobile SDF database files. The tools are easier to use and very helpful. Mr Jensen is also very quick to respond to my questions and issues. Highly recommended !

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  • parameter tables for code support
    2 Posts | Last post September 21, 2016
    • Hi I am still in analysis phase of developing rewriting an application previously developed in MS access over to vb.net with SQL server. One of the techniques I used with access is that I had a number of program support tables - table driven programming (code processing depending on user input are parametrized instead of hard coded) those data were stored in the front-end db rather then in the user's (back-end) database. with vb.net and SQL server as back end the question arises how to store and distribute those front-end data they have to be randomly accessible. Access table, xml or SQL server compact. Is SQL server compact compatible with SQL server on the same machine ?
    • It is completely different product, so if you mean can it be installed side by side with SQL Server, then yes. See my blog for various posts on deployment.
  • Add SQL Server Compact is grayed so cant use it
    2 Posts | Last post September 12, 2016
    • Hi,
      I am using the SqlCe40Toolbox.exe but when I right click to add a connection tha option is gray. What should I do?
      
      Thanks
      
      Eric
    • You need to install the SQL Server Compact 4.0 runtime - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30709 
  • "The specified type isnt supported"-Error during creation of DataSet
    2 Posts | Last post September 05, 2016
    • Hello,
      I want to create a DataSet from a Connection to a Compact 4.0 Database.
      However, every time I am getting the following Error message:
      "An error occurred while retrieving the information from the database:
      The specified type is not supported by this selector".
      The NuGet package Microsoft.SqlServer.Compact as well as the MS Sql Server Compact SP1 x64 are installed.
      Know how to fix it?
    • Without seeing your code it is impossible for me to help you - and not really sure how this relates to the Toolbox... Suggest you post more information, incl code either on Stackoverflow or https://github.com/ErikEJ/EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact/issues/new 
  • Support for vs 2015 express
    3 Posts | Last post September 02, 2016
    • Hello,
       I am trying to use SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox with Visual Studio 2015 Express for web. But i can't  install it. Does exist any version that I could use? thank you. 
    • You can use VS Community instead or there is a standalone version on CodePlex
    • ok erik
      
      Let me change to the community edittion.
      
      thank you.
  • External Tool
    2 Posts | Last post August 30, 2016
    • Hi, i need to schedule export from sdf to sqlite for many db's.
      There is a command line tool?
      
      Thanks
    • Sorry, found it!
      Great Tools. Thanks
  • Toolbox is Empty?
    2 Posts | Last post August 30, 2016
    • After installing the toolbox, when ever i click on it, its empty. It only shows is the SQL Server Compact Data Types. I dont see any of the menu options as shown. Any ideas? Help? Im pulling out my hair..
    • You need to connect to a database, right click the root node (Data Connections) to do that - then you can start working with it.
  • Cannot install on VS 2015 Community
    5 Posts | Last post August 15, 2016
    • Hello
      I have a problem with installing the toolbox on VS 2015 Community version. It says it didn't find any installable applications. Can you help?
      
      Here is the log:
      
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Microsoft VSIX Installer
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - -------------------------------------------
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Initializing Install...
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Extension Details...
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	Identifier         : 41521019-e4c7-480c-8ea8-fc4a2c6f50aa
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	Name               : SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	Author             : ErikEJ
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	Version            : 4.5.0.2
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	Description        : SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox add-in for Visual Studio. This add-in adds several features to help your embedded database development efforts: Scripting of tables and data, import from SQL Server and CSV files and much, much more.
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	Locale             : en-US
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	MoreInfoURL        : http://sqlcetoolbox.codeplex.com/
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	InstalledByMSI     : False
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	SupportedFrameworkVersionRange : [4.0,4.9]
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	SignatureState     : Unsigned
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	Supported Products : 
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 			Version : [10.0]
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 			Version : [11.0]
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 			Version : [12.0]
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 			Version : [14.0]
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 			Version : [15.0]
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 	References         : 
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 		-------------------------------------------------------
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - 		Identifier   : Microsoft.VisualStudio.MPF
      2016-08-
      
      
    • 2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Searching for applicable products...
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Shell (Integrated)
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Found installed product - Global Location
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Found installed product - ssms
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - Found installed product - ssms
      2016-08-15 11:58:59 - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
    • No extensions, including this one, work with VS Express, you need Community edition (free) or higher (Pro/Enterprise)
    • I am guessing that you have installed Express, not Community!
    • Good guess, sorry for trouble
  • SQL Server Compact Toolbox right click not working
    2 Posts | Last post August 12, 2016
    • I have a Compact Server 4.0 database.  I need to look at one of the tables.  When I right click on a table, the context menu only has refresh and properties.  What are the steps to fix this?
      
      I have VS 2015.  When I try to reinstall the toolbox, only VS2013 appears.
      
      Bob
    • You are looking at Server Explorer, open the Toolbox to get the full experience, from the Tools menu, or use the Icon is Server Explorer 
  • Tutorials For Windows IOT Core
    4 Posts | Last post August 02, 2016
    • Please let me know if you are aware of any online tutorial for creating a brand new SQLite database intended for the Windows 10 IOT Core and the Raspberry Pi 3?
      
       I'm interested in creating a Food Recipe database with four tables.The part that I need help with is only with the creation of the database using the scripts generated by your tool.
      
      I will appreciate if you guys can share some links on how to do this using SQLite Toolbox inside Visual Studio 2015.(C#)
      
      Thanks
    • Can you use this: http://erikej.blogspot.dk/2014/10/database-first-with-sqlite-in-universal.html ?
    • Erik:
      
      I was able to create my tables with the link you provided. For one of the tables I created all the needed fields and inserted all the data including images. Now I find myself in a situation where I need to add another field to that table?
      
      Question: Will I loose all the data? Is there a way to add a field without loosing the data already entered?
      
      Thanks
    • You must recreate the table, a SQLite "feature" !
  • Crash on Windows 10
    2 Posts | Last post July 20, 2016
    • Hi, ErikEJ.
      When I moved to Windows 10 and tried to export SQL server database to SQLite I
      got error DataReader.GetFieldType(3) returned null on my table with sys.geography type column. This operation worked for me on Windows 8.1 earlier. Also this error is well known in net and related with versions of SQL Server and .NET types and has solution.
      Is there suggestions?
    • Hi, if this is a "well known" error, could you please create an issue on github with all details. I have never heard about this issue before.
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