Convert SQL Server to SQLite.

Our DBConvert/ DBSync software enable efficient to-way migration and synchronization of databases, allowing for the conversion and synchronization of Microsoft SQL Server to SQLite and vice versa.

Additionally, besides generic SQL Server support the following MS SQL Server types are supported :

  • Windows Azure SQL
  • Amazon RDS | Aurora
  • Google Cloud SQL

Several Reasons to convert data from SQL Server to SQLite?

  • Cost: SQLite is a free, open-source database management system, while SQL Server is a commercial product that requires a license.
  • Ease of deployment: SQLite databases are self-contained and can be easily distributed with an application, whereas SQL Server requires a separate installation and setup.
  • Platform compatibility: SQLite can be used on a variety of platforms, including Windows, macOS, and Linux, whereas SQL Server is primarily used on Windows.
  • Resource usage: SQLite is a lightweight database system that requires minimal resources, making it well-suited for embedded systems or mobile devices. SQL Server, on the other hand, requires more resources and is better suited for enterprise-level applications.

Why synchronize data between SQL Server and SQLite?

  • Data portability: Synchronizing data between the two systems allows for the data to be easily moved or shared between different environments or platforms.
  • Backup and disaster recovery: Synchronizing data between MS SQL Server and SQLite can be used as a way to create backups of the data or to recover from a disaster.
  • Improved scalability: Synchronizing data between MS SQL Server and SQLite can be used to improve scalability by allowing for the distribution of data across different systems.
  • Improved performance: Synchronizing data between MS SQL Server and SQLite can be used to improve performance by allowing for the distribution of data across different systems.
  • Integration with other systems: Synchronizing data between MS SQL Server and SQLite can be used to integrate data with other systems that support only SQLite.
  • Development and testing: Synchronizing data between MS SQL Server and SQLite can be used for development and testing, allowing developers to work on a SQLite database and then synchronize it with the production MS SQL Server database.

Our software offers a comprehensive set of features that make it the ideal solution for those looking for a fast, convenient, and dependable way to synchronize and transfer MySQL data to a SQLite file. By utilizing our tools, users will find that the process of converting and synchronizing databases is even more streamlined and straightforward.

Supported databases:
  • SQLite
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQL Azure
  • Amazon RDS
  • Google Cloud
  • MS SQL Dump
 DBConvert for SQLite & MSSQL

Version: 1.6.6

Release Date: Dec. 10, 2022

 DBSync for SQLite & MSSQL

Version: 1.5.3

Release Date: Sept. 16, 2022

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 3.4.4

Release Date: Sept. 16, 2023

Supported databases:

  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • Percona
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Access
  • FoxPro
  • SQLite
  • Interbase
  • Firebird
  • IBM DB2
  • MS Azure SQL
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Heroku Postgres
  • Google Cloud

Using SQL Server to SQLite conversion and synchronization tools.

When you start DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode it guides you through several steps to set up the database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to SQL Server source database.

If a source database requires you to log in, you can specify a user name/ password and host/ port parameters.

Connect to SQL Server source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to SQLite destination database.

Specifying parameters for destination database looks like the same as for source. Usually, it consists of defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to SQLite target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Every DBConvert or DBSync tool has two different databases in its name. That means any specified database from a pair can be set up as a source or destination. Besides, the same type of database may be set up both as a source or destination.

As an example, here is the list of possible migration directions with on-premises databases:

  • SQL Server to SQLite
  • SQLite to SQL Server
  • SQL Server to SQL Server
  • SQLite to SQLite

NOTE #2: Don't be confused by the fact that connections to cloud databases like Amazon RDS, Google Cloud, and Heroku are not explicitly specified in the configuration of a source or destination in the DBConvert / DBSync interface. To connect to Cloud database instances, use the same settings as you do for traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Your connections to source and target databases stay active until you close DBConvert/ DBSync application or reopen new connections on "source" and "destination" steps.

Read more about the specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Configure database migration options.

At the next step, you can specify precisely which tables, fields, indices, views you want to transfer to the SQLite destination database. Just check/ uncheck the box in front of each database object you want to convert.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or set up a particular table , field, index individually when migrating data from SQL Server to SQLite.

Check out our articles about Configure database migration options. for detailed information.

The screenshot below sums up general features available in DBConvert software solutions.

4. Detection of potential database migration issues. Errors and Warnings

The database typically constrains certain relations on the data that cannot be violated. On the customization step, a smart error checker verifies all possible Data integrity and Referential integrity issues and highlights them, if any, before performing a migration.

By default, DBConvert tries to automatically map the database types of the source SQL Server database to the closest equivalent of the target SQLite database types. However, you can manually change the data types for the entire database globally using the "Global mapping" or individually for each field.

Check out Smart error checker. Errors and Warnings for more information.

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration from SQL Server to SQLite

Once you configure source and destination databases for migration in the previous steps, you can start the actual conversion or synchronization process.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Also, here, you can monitor the migtation/ synchronization process.

Optionally save connection settings and configuration parameters into the session file to schedule the launching of sync or migration jobs regularly.

Execution step of DBConvert products

Read more about execution stage available options.

Command line mode

Previously saved sessions can be passed as parameters to Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session keeps SQL Server source and SQLite target database connection settings with other specified options.

Example: C:\Program Files\DBConvert\sqlite2mssqlPro\sqlite2mssqlPro_Cons.exe /Session:"Session_Name"

NOTE: First, you have to run the software in GUI mode to create a session file with initial parameters.

Built-in scheduler.

Our applications come with a built-in scheduler to run database migration and sync jobs at specified times. Just set the scheduled date and time to execute job sessions automatically.

Find more Information about built-in scheduler

DBConvert screenshot

Supported OS:


  • Necessary privileges to write into database on the target SQL Server (this requirement is optional as there is an option to overcome the restrictions using dump file)
  • Necessary privileges to write into network shared folder (LAN or VPN) where destination database SQLite resides

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Read information about reverse migration.