Python 2.5 + sqlite full text search possible?

Gerhard Häring gh at
Tue Oct 28 12:16:58 CET 2008

Guillermo wrote:
> Hi!
> Is it possible to load the full-text search module for the SQLite
> version bundled with  Python 2.5? [...]
> I'm on Windows XP.

Yes, it's possible. But not easily.

You have to replace the sqlite3.dll that comes with Python 2.5 with one 
that includes fulltext search. If you can't or don't want to build it 
yourself, you could perhaps kindly ask on the SQLite mailing list.

The DLL has to include fulltext search already, because only the very 
latest release of pysqlite wraps the method to enable loading of SQLite 
extensions. But still then, you'd need to have a custom built fts2.dll 
to load it into SQLite.

-- Gerhard

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