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Electron SQLite3 Integration

Electron SQLite3 Integration

When trying to use the node-sqlite3 module in Electron I got the error:

Error: Cannot find module '/path/to/my/application/node_modules/sqlite3/lib/binding/electron-v1.4-linux-x64/node_sqlite3.node'

Using Ubuntu 16.04 with Node 7.1.0 and Electron 1.4.12.

I read the following:

And managed to solve things by:

Install node-gyp globally

npm install -g -save node-gyp

Install sqlite3

npm install --save sqlite3

Navigate into the sqlite3 module folder

cd node_modules/sqlite3

Install the modules dependencies

npm install

Prebulish the module

npm run prepublish

Check which binding exists, In this case node-v51-linux-x64

ls lib/binding/

Start compilation by setting the module path to the correct binding/version

node-gyp configure --module_name=node_sqlite3 --module_path=../lib/binding/node-v51-linux-x64

Finish compilation by setting your build to the correct target version. You will find the target version of your Electron-App in the version file in the root folder of your Electron directory.

node-gyp rebuild --target=1.4.12 --arch=x64 --target_platform=linux --dist-url= --module_name=node_sqlite3 --module_path=../lib/binding/node-v51-linux-x64

Rename the binding folder so that it is the same as the module that it could not find in the error

mv lib/binding/node-v51-linux-x64/ lib/binding/electron-v1.4-linux-x64/

Now you can use sqlite3 in your Electron app.

Further example:

node-gyp configure --module_name=node_sqlite3 --module_path=../lib/binding/[DIR]
node-gyp rebuild --target=[ELEC-VER] --arch=[ARCH] --target_platform=[PLATFORM] --dist-url= --module_name=node_sqlite3 --module_path=../lib/binding/node-[NODE-VER]-[PLATFORM]-[ARCH]

Placeholder   Value
[DIR]         The name of the directory called "Can not find" in the preliminary survey
[ELEC-VER]    Version of Electron.
[ARCH]        In the case of 32Bit ia32
              In the case of 64Bit x64
[PLATFORM]    In the case of Windows win32
              In the case of Mac darwin
              In the case of Linux linux
[NODE-VER]    ls lib/binding/ => in this case `node-v51-linux-x64`

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@shreyakupadhyay shreyakupadhyay commented Mar 4, 2017

This helped me a lot. Thanks.


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@zerokol zerokol commented Jan 30, 2018



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@abouolia abouolia commented Mar 20, 2019

This helped me a lot, Thanks a lot :)


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@shyamsuresh14 shyamsuresh14 commented Apr 7, 2019

Thanks a ton, mate! Struggled with this issue for a long time.


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@jemberton jemberton commented May 29, 2019

After hours of searching, this ... this saved me! Thanks!


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@tuttuq tuttuq commented Jul 6, 2020

Blessings brother

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