Friday, October 4, 2013

Instalation of Cordova/PhoneGap SQLitePlugin to iOS PhoneGap Project.

Step 1 -  Goto the Cordova-SQLitePlugin Github Page and download the project (

Step 2 - Create your PhoneGap project and open it in Xcode.

Step 3 - Goto the "Build Phases" of you Xcode project -> Click the dropdown "Link Binary with Libraries" and add libsqlite3.dylib or libsqlite3.0.dylib.

Step 4 - Unzip the file "" goto the folder src/ios/  you will find SQLitePlugin.h and SQLitePlugin.m file there.

Step 5 - Drag those files to the plugin folder in your Xcode project.  Make sure that you tick the "copy items to destination folder.

Step 6 - Same way you should add the following files to the js folder in Xcode project.

* lawnchair.js  
* SQLitePlugin.js 
* Lawnchair-sqlitePlugin.js

Step 7 - Include these files in the index.html of your project.  Use the code below.

     <script type="text/javascript" src="js/Lawnchair-sqlitePlugin.js"></script>
     <script type="text/javascript" src="js/lawnchair.js"></script>
     <script type="text/javascript" src="js/SQLitePlugin.js"></script>

Step 8 - Add the following code between you <head> </head> tag.
 <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">  
       // Wait for Cordova to load  
       document.addEventListener("deviceready", onDeviceReady, false);  
       // Cordova is ready  
       function onDeviceReady() {  
         var db = window.sqlitePlugin.openDatabase({name: "MYDB"});  
         db.transaction(function (tx) {  
                 tx.executeSql('CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS LOGS (id unique, log)');  
         db.transaction(function (tx){  
                 for (var index = 1; index < 10; index++){  
                   tx.executeSql('INSERT INTO LOGS (id,log) VALUES ('+index+', '+index+')');  

Step 9 -   Include the following in your config file.
 <feature name="SQLitePlugin"> 
    <param name="ios-package" value="SQLitePlugin" /> 

Step 10 - Run your project. Open FInder and goto ->User->Library->Application Support->iPhone Simulator->7.0 -> Applications -"Your Application" -> Documents if you find a file named MYDB.Sqlite then try to open it using some SQLite DB Manager. (I use a Mozilla Firefox plugin named SQLite Manager) Done !!!


  1. In Documents Folder Database is not created Help me out!!!!!!!

    1. Could you please elobarate your trouble in detail ? Any error message in console? Did you tried placing some logs to check the execution ?

    2. Successfully i created a project and ios phonegap using command prompt. then i download Cordova-SQLitePlugin in Github Page... in xcode build phase i add that link library then i copy .h and .m files in plugin folder and similar like other 3 js files in index.html i edit and add ur code in config file i adder ur feature tag also after successful build using window+shift+g i moved my project directory but in documents folder sqlite file not created there

  2. u have any source code copies for this concept means send that to the below mail id or else the detail explanation how to implement sqlite database in phonegap ios...... and one thing i have sql db manager firefox plugin also

  3. Hi dude its Worked... I want to know some other interesting experiments in phonegap

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  5. Can u provide same tutorial for android..??
    Instalation of Cordova/PhoneGap SQLitePlugin to Android PhoneGap Project.

  6. hello, am using ios 6.1 , but there is no config file to add the sqliteplugin.How can i do that & it stating the error "Plugin 'SQLitePlugin' not found, or is not a CDVPlugin. Check your plugin mapping in Cordova.plist."

    Please help me

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