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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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5 Star
by Jay Mc Bee | May 26 2014

Awesome toolset! We've used it to script our SQL CE database creation and restore, works like a breeze!!

5 Star
by edikaufmann | May 13 2014

great tool. It made my SqlCe life much easier!
Just wonder: I'm using the 3.1.6 standalone version! How is this version
compared to the VS add-in 3.7.2.0 ?
How do I know which standalone version is current (newest!)
again thanks for all your effort
ed

5 Star
by petevick | May 12 2014

Great tool - gets you out of the hole when MS abandoned SQL Server CE.
Not only that, the tools that Erik also provide really take the pain out SQL
Server CE development.

I have just been testing performance of large record sets, and using SqlCeCmd
I was able to export my SQL Server Database to a CE database with no problems.
Build a database, build a table, and then import 3 million rows from a SQL database.

Impressive software and just gets better.

Thanks!

ErikEJ May 12 2014
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Thanks for the kind Words, Pete

5 Star
by ChangedDaily | May 12 2014

Very useful toolbox, integration with Visual Studio is also good.
The toolbox does what I need - examine the structure of sdf files,
view and edit data. The scripting feature is also very useful.

5 Star
by signitin | May 04 2014

The Best tool to integrate SQL Compact in Windows Phone, saves a lot of time and effort. Well maintained.
Thanks

5 Star
by M_Over | April 28 2014

Thanks for all the hard work! This is very valuable. By the way, what are you plans now that Microsoft is no longer supporting SQL Server CE?

ErikEJ April 28 2014
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Well, I still support it - I am also considering adding more support for SQLite

5 Star
by leenetuse | April 27 2014

5 Star
by Sebastian Grollmus | April 09 2014

Great Tool! We use it for every day - it's a great help working with SQL Server Compact Toolbox.

5 Star
by Javad alan | April 01 2014

A musthave for every programmer !! Thank u Erik. ;-)

5 Star
by romagny | March 21 2014

Excellent ! Thanks

5 Star
by Paul Rohorzka | March 13 2014

Feature rich and nicely integrated.

Besy feature: "Add SQL Server Compact connections from Solution" - very useful.

Thank you!

ErikEJ March 13 2014
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Thanks, Paul, glad you like this new feature

5 Star
by Cristian0 | February 28 2014

Must Have!

5 Star
by VDohnal | February 11 2014

This tool is a must for SQL CE developer.

5 Star
by ziic | January 13 2014

great!thanks

1 Star
by Mojtaba kaviani | January 10 2014

many features on this tools exist in ssce tools with better GUI

ErikEJ January 10 2014
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What is "ssce tools"?

4 Star
by Tom Childers, N5GE | September 27 2013

This Extension is a great tool, but appears to be broken in VS 2012 Pro.
The install goes just fine, but when clicking the icon in VS there is no action (Menu not displayed)

Tom C / N5GE

ErikEJ September 27 2013
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Go to Tools/Extensions, and check if the extension is enabled (sometimes see that it is disabled)

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by Daneshmandi1 | September 07 2013

A must have tool for SQL Compact related projects specially for Windows Phone projects.

The auto generate DataContext class feature of it is my favorite one :)

4 Star
by Sócrates Lopes | August 19 2013

Simple and functional!

5 Star
by Christian Resma Helle | August 14 2013

Awesome tool!

5 Star
by Priscila Mayumi Sato | August 12 2013

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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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