The target-sqlite Meltano loader sends data into SQLite after it was pulled from a source using an extractor.

Alternative variants

Multiple variants of target-sqlite are available. This document describes the meltanolabs variant.

Alternative variants are:

Getting Started

Prerequisites

If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project
  3. Add an extractor to pull data from a source

Installation and configuration

Using the Command Line Interface

  1. Add the target-sqlite loader to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add loader target-sqlite --variant meltanolabs
  2. Configure the settings below using meltano config .

Using Meltano UI

  1. Start Meltano UI using meltano ui:

    meltano ui
  2. Open the Loaders interface at http://localhost:5000/loaders.
  3. Click the “Add to project” button for “SQLite”.
  4. Choose "Add variant 'meltanolabs'".
  5. Configure the settings below in the “Configuration” interface that opens automatically.

Next steps

Follow the remaining steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Run a data integration (EL) pipeline

If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.

Settings

target-sqlite requires the configuration of the following settings:

These and other supported settings are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

Database Name (database)

Name of the SQLite database file to be used or created, relative to the project root. The .db extension is optional and will be added automatically when omitted.

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config target-sqlite set database <database>

export TARGET_SQLITE_DATABASE=<database>

Batch Size (batch_size)

How many records are sent to SQLite at a time?

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config target-sqlite set batch_size 50

export TARGET_SQLITE_BATCH_SIZE=50

Timestamp Column (timestamp_column)

Name of the column used for recording the timestamp when Data are loaded to SQLite.

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config target-sqlite set timestamp_column <timestamp_column>

export TARGET_SQLITE_TIMESTAMP_COLUMN=<timestamp_column>

Looking for help?

If you're having trouble getting the target-sqlite loader to work, look for an existing issue in its repository, file a new issue, or join the Meltano Slack community and ask for help in the #plugins-general channel.

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