Error when using SQLite database with Ruby

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Hi Experts,

I was into Ruby programming on Rails and fairly new in it. 

I was coding a script and using SQLite as database when I got this error message where it indicated that there is a problem with sqlite3.dll file.   

I knew I have installed SQLite properly.  I may have missed something. 

Can anyone from this forum help me solve the error? 

Thanks in advance.

Ruby.exe – Entry Point Not Found

The procedure entry point sqlite3_columkn_database_name could not be

Located in the dynamic link library sqlite3.dll.

Answered By 581760 points N/A #97115

Error when using SQLite database with Ruby


Usually, this type of error will prevent your application from running. It is an internal error on the application.

To be sure if the file sqlite3.dll is not missing, open Windows Explorer and then browse its installation folder in C:Program Files. Try to search for the file inside the folder and its subfolders.

If you didn’t find it there, try searching the whole drive C for that file by clicking Start > Search. If you did not find the file in the whole hard drive, then that’s why it can’t be located. But if you found it, maybe it is corrupted that’s why it can not be opened.

To further check your hard drive for errors, run a disk check on drive C. Or use any disk utility application that you may have.

  1. Right click on drive C and then select Properties.
  2. Click Tools tab.
  3. Click Check Now button.
  4. Check Automatically fix file system errors and then hit Start.

Uninstall SQLite and then install it back afterwards. Run the application again and see if the error is still there.

If nothing has changed, replace it with a much newer version that is compatible with your operating system.

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