SQLite 3 Spatial (FDO) Reader/Writer

The SQLite 3 Spatial (FDO) Reader/Writer enables FME to read and write SQLite 3 database files that may contain spatial data.

SQLite 3 is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The current version is version 3.


SQLite3 data may be two or three-dimensional, and SQLite3 files store both geometry and attributes. A logical SQLite3 dataset consists of one or more files in the same folder with the extension .db or .sl3. This extension is added to the basename of SQLite3 files.

The SQLite3 reader and writer support the storage of point, line, circular arc, and polygon geometric data in .db files. Output files may contain multiple geometry types.

The SQLite3 format can also store features with no geometry.

Reader Overview

The SQLite3 reader first opens the SQLite3 file(s) specified in the workspace. The SQLite3 reader then extracts features from the file(s) one at a time, and passes them to the rest of the FME for further processing.

Writer Overview

The SDF3 writer stores both geometry and attributes in an SDF file.