I looked for this unicorn many moons ago. It sadly doesn't exist. I have
not found any interface quite like Access (which I have successfully
used via ODBC to sqlite). Libre Base comes close but there's been many
years of them saying they'd implement sqlite as a 1st class db and no
movement, they always prefer Java based solutions it seems.

The conclusion I reached is that you need either a web or local
interface to your db. For data entry I looked into writing a custom
Python application with the widgets I wanted for data entry, a node type
app could work also (share code between a web interface and desktop
interface). One option would be to make custom forms, or a plugin for
QGIS and do all your data entry there.

For writing queries there's lots of GUI tools, I usually use Spatialite
GUI, QGIS QSpatialite Plugin, or Firefox SQLite Manager (non-spatial
queries only). But both of these would be terrible for mass data entry.

You could also, do a spreadsheet->csv->db script


On 09/28/2016 11:06 AM, Tyler Veinot wrote:
> Luigi;
> Thanks, I will give it a try. Also tried using using MS Access to connect
> to the SQLite database following steps I found online using an ODBC
> connection. Got no useable sqlite3.dll found. It doesn't tell me where it
> is looking or anything; the ODBC driver install did put an sqlite3.dll in
> the system32 folder so I am not sure what the issue is, if the file is not
> what access is looking for or if it is looking in the wrong spot for it;
> Libre seems to be able to find it no problem.
> Tyler
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Luigi Pirelli <lui...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Tyler may you try with latest backported bugfixes on sqlite ogr
>> provider? Probably related with your problem ("unable to commit
>> changes to the database"). Check if it is similar following these
>> steps: https://hub.qgis.org/issues/15351
>> regards
>> Luigi Pirelli
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>> On 28 September 2016 at 17:54, Tyler Veinot <tylerkvei...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I would prefer to go with postgre but I think that is going to have to
>> be a
>>> future project; right now we use a file geodatabase because it can be
>> copied
>>> and distributed. Some of our PC's are disconnected from a network and/or
>>> have very limited network access. To my knowledge I cannot just copy a
>>> Postgres, MySQL, Maria, or other like databases to a PC or tablet and run
>>> them. I have run Postgre as a local service doing some testing and
>> playing
>>> but I have no place to put it for everyone to access, thats why I am
>> looking
>>> for a SQLite/File geodatabase type solution.
>>> SQLite's only issue is that the qgsEditRelationWidget and
>> qgsRelationWidget
>>> don't seem to respond well to it. I have tried a number of different
>> ways to
>>> make those features work and it always ends in either a crash with
>> minidump
>>> or "unable to commit changes to the database". LibreBase does not
>>> acknowledge SQLite's capabilities as a database; tried it with both JDBC
>> and
>>> ODBC drivers. I can build but cannot edit tables, will not support
>> relations
>>> or SQL Queries containing inner, outer, or full joins.
>>> What about a GUI for SQLite? Something like Access for SQLite databases?
>> If
>>> there was such a thing I could move the data entry to that; looks like I
>>> have some googling to do.
>>> Tyler
>>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:01 PM, John Harrop <jchar...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> You could run it as a local server and it is available on all major
>>>> platforms.  If you need a server with wider access you could look at AWS
>>>> (even the free tier will give you some RDB service).  The Postgresql
>>>> supported there has the PostGIS extension ready to load so for us it
>> was a
>>>> logical choice for hosting spatial data.
>>>> John Harrop
>>>> jchar...@gmail.com
>>>>> On Sep 27, 2016, at 8:09 AM, Tyler Veinot <tylerkvei...@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hello;
>>>>> I need some database options; I tried PostgreSQL, HSQL,
>>>>> SQLite/Spatialitem, Access (mdb/accdb) and what I get is either it
>> works
>>>>> well with QGIS and doesn't work well at all with LibreBase or vice
>> versa,
>>>>> with the exception of PostgeSQL which works well with both but I
>> don't have
>>>>> a server to run it on. Are there any other databases that you can
>> suggest?
>>>>> With no server at the moment I would like something that exists in a
>> file in
>>>>> the same way; SQLite, Access, or file geodatabases do, but also
>> compatible
>>>>> with QGIS and LibreBase.
>>>>> Thanks;
>>>>> Tyler
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