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Convert SQLite database to SQL Compact Edition

This is a script I came up with that takes data from a SQLite database, and writes it into a SQL CE (SDF) database. This is a very simple use-case, where there is only one table, no indexes, views, or primary keys. Also, the SDF file has been pre-created, and set up with the same schema as the SQLite database.

var db = new SQLiteConnection(@”Data Source=C:\source.db;Version=3″);
string sql = “PRAGMA table_info( yourtable);”;
SQLiteCommand command = new SQLiteCommand(sql, db);
SQLiteDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader();
List<string> strColumnNames = new List<string>();
while (reader.Read())

sql = “select * from yourtable”;
command = new SQLiteCommand(sql, db);
reader = command.ExecuteReader();

var conn = new SqlCeConnection(@”Data Source = C:\destination.sdf”);

SqlCeCommand cmd = conn.CreateCommand();

while (reader.Read())
sql = “insert into dictionary (” + String.Join(“,”, strColumnNames.ToArray()) + “) values (“;
var strColumnValues = new List<string>();
for (int i = 0; i < reader.FieldCount; i++)
strColumnValues.Add(“N'” + reader[i] + “‘”);
sql += String.Join(“,”, strColumnValues.ToArray());
sql += “)”;
cmd.CommandText = sql;
catch (Exception ex)

This requires the System.Data.SqlServerCe and System.Data.SQLite; namespaces

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