Module d2sqlite3

D2SQLite3 provides a thin and convenient wrapper around the SQLite C API.


  • Use reference-counted structs (Database, Statement) instead of SQLite objects pointers.
  • Run multistatement SQL code with
  • Use built-in integral types, floating point types, string, immutable(ubyte)[] and Nullable types directly: conversions to and from SQLite types is automatic and GC-safe.
  • Bind multiple values to a prepare statement with Statement.bindAll() or Statement.inject(). It's also possible to bind the fields of a struct automatically with Statement.inject().
  • Handle the results of a query as a range of Rows, and the columns of a row as a range of ColumnData (equivalent of a Variant fit for SQLite types).
  • Access the data in a result row directly, by index or by name, with the Row.peek!T() methods.
  • Make a struct out of the data of a row with!T().
  • Register D functions as SQLite callbacks, with Database.setUpdateHook() et al.
  • Create new SQLite functions, aggregates or collations out of D functions or delegate, with automatic type converions, with Database.createFunction() et al.
  • Store all the rows and columns resulting from a query at once with the cached function (sometimes useful even if not memory-friendly...).
  • Use an unlock notification when two or more connections access the same database in shared-cache mode, either using SQLite's dedicated API (sqlite_unlock_notify) or using an emulated equivalent.


// Note: exception handling is left aside for clarity.
import d2sqlite3;
import std.typecons : Nullable;

// Open a database in memory.
auto db = Database(":memory:");

// Create a table"DROP TABLE IF EXISTS person;
        CREATE TABLE person (
          id    INTEGER PRIMARY KEY,
          name  TEXT NOT NULL,
          score FLOAT

// Prepare an INSERT statement
Statement statement = db.prepare(
    "INSERT INTO person (name, score)
     VALUES (:name, :score)"

// Bind values one by one (by parameter name or index)
statement.bind(":name", "John");
statement.bind(2, 77.5);
statement.reset(); // Need to reset the statement after execution.

// Bind muliple values at the same time
statement.bindAll("John", null);

// Bind, execute and reset in one call
statement.inject("Clara", 88.1);

// Count the changes
assert(db.totalChanges == 3);

// Count the Johns in the table.
auto count = db.execute("SELECT count(*) FROM person WHERE name == 'John'")
assert(count == 2);

// Read the data from the table lazily
ResultRange results = db.execute("SELECT * FROM person");
foreach (Row row; results)
    // Retrieve "id", which is the column at index 0, and contains an int,
    // e.g. using the peek function (best performance).
    auto id = row.peek!long(0);

    // Retrieve "name", e.g. using opIndex(string), which returns a ColumnData.
    auto name = row["name"].as!string;

    // Retrieve "score", which is at index 2, e.g. using the peek function,
    // using a Nullable type
    auto score = row.peek!(Nullable!double)(2);
    if (!score.isNull)
        // ...