Connect your laravel application to Sqlite DB

Connect your laravel application to Sqlite DB


I've come across this scenario of connecting to Sqlite database, mainly when quickly prototyping something with laravel.

As usual, its a quick thing with your laravel application. It is also mentioned in the official docs here.

Quick steps:

  • Create your DB file (yourdb.sqlite) file anywhere within your application. I prefer to create it in storage folder such as touch database/database.sqlite.
  • Change your .env file like:

To enable foreign key constraints for SQLite connections, you should add the foreign_key_constraints option to your config/database.php configuration file:

'sqlite' => [
    // ...
    'foreign_key_constraints' => true,