SQLiteManager plugin for eclipse

When you are working on an Android application that stores data in a SQLite database.There arise many questions like
where does this database file get stored on the filesystem ?
How can we access the database?

I will give solution to all these problems. I created the database from my previous post
about Using SQLite in ANDROID

You can see the sqlite database in eclipse by opening File Explorer .Then


But here we cannot see the tables and table data.
For viewing the table details Eclipse has a plugin. You can download the jar from below.

Download the jar from the sqlite manager from here.

Now put the jar in the folder


and restart the eclipse and now you can see the sqlitemanager plugin on the top right of the File Explorer window


By clicking the icon, sqliteManager Window comes and here we can see the table structure.


and then the Browse Data tab shows the whole data

Hopefully i think you cleared all doubts about SqliteManager Plugin

Note : If you’re using a plug-in for which no Update Site is available, you can use the “dropins” folder in your Eclipse installation directory.

Plug-ins are typically distributed as .jar files. To add a plug-in to your Eclipse installation, put the plug-in .jar file into the Eclipse “dropins” folder and restart Eclipse. Eclipse should detect the new plug-in and install it for you.

Note : if your SQLiteManager Plugin is not enabled, then check your sqlite db file extension. It should be a “.db” extension.


46 thoughts on “SQLiteManager plugin for eclipse

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  2. jettimadhu Chowdary

    Hi, Thanks for Posting.
    Here I am unable to download the Sqlitemanger_1 jar.Can you have any alternate posts to download this file..

      1. James

        Users can just download the plugin from here and just update the eclipse you have, The SQLIte manager will also be updated along with other update.

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  5. Santhosh Kumar

    In my Eclipse Sqlitemanager plugin its looks very dull on the top right of the File Explorer window i could not click it (Sqlitemanager is looking like a showdow)what should i do now? Help me!!!

      1. sylwester

        Yes, restart Eclipse, and restart OS ( WindowsXP sp3, 32bit ) and don’t work :(

        Eclipse Galileo ( 3.5.1 )

  6. khushbu joshi

    Sylwester -> when you create database name it as “dbname.db” i.e give.db as extension this will i hope best luck

    1. khushi

      when you create database name it as “dbname.db” i.e give.db as extension this will i hope best luck

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  12. Rene

    Thanks for dveloping this plugin!!!
    Works like a charm (Eclipse 3.7 Indigo), checked on 7″ tablet (4.03) and SGS3 (4.12)

    Cheers, Rene

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  15. Bemytthm

    Im using Android Developer Tools, v22.6.2-1085508 which includes Eclipse 4.3.1 inside. I try to use your instructions by adding the plugin but the symbol looks disable.
    There is no newer update for Android Developer Tools.

  16. !tihS

    That method didnt help me. I put the jar file on the dropins folder on eclipse and restart eclipse and my Eclipse is crash with a statement “An error has occurred. See log file”

    Thanks for destroying my eclipse and i cannot make my project because of that stupid jar file.


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