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Comment:Add a change log for version 3.8.6. Update the home page for version 3.8.6.
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2014-07-24
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Add a change-log not about schema indexes being preferred over transient indexes. check-in: 3659d1f8cd user: drh tags: trunk
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Add a change log for version 3.8.6. Update the home page for version 3.8.6. check-in: 0d81c00b9a user: drh tags: trunk
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chng {2014-06-04 (3.8.5)} {
<li>Added support for [partial sorting by index].
<li>Enhance the query planner so that it always prefers an index that uses a superset of
    WHERE clause terms relative to some other index.
<li>Improvements to the [automerge command] of [FTS4] to better control the index size
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chng {2014-09-?? (3.8.6)} {
<li>Added the [http://www.sqlite.org/src/finfo?name=ext/misc/fileio.c|fileio.c]
    [loadable extension] source code file to the source tree.
<li>Increase the timeout in [WAL mode] before issuing an [SQLITE_PROTOCOL]
    error from 1 second to 10 seconds.
<li>Added the [likely(X)] SQL function.
<li>The query planner now uses [sqlite_stat4] information (created by [ANALYZE])
    to help determine if the [skip-scan optimization] is appropriate.
<li>The [unicode61] tokenizer is now included in [FTS4] by default.
<li>Added the [.fullschema] dot-command to the [command-line shell].
<li>Added the [file I/O functions|readfile(X) and writefile(X,Y)]
    extension functions to the [command-line shell]
<li>Added support for hexadecimal integer literals in the SQL parser.
    (Ex: 0x123abc)
<li>Increase the maximum value of [SQLITE_MAX_ATTACHED] from 62 to 125.
<li>Trigger automatic reprepares on all prepared statements when [ANALYZE] is
    run.
<p><b>Bug Fixes:</b>
<li>Fix the [sqlite3_stmt_busy()] interface so that it gives the correct answer
    for [ROLLBACK] statements that have been stepped but never reset.
<li>CSV output from the [command-line shell] now always uses CRNL for the
    row separator and avoids inserting CR in front of NLs contained in
    data.
<li>Fix a [column affinity] problem with the [IN operator].
    Ticket [http://www.sqlite.org/src/info/9a8b09f8e6|9a8b09f8e6].
<li>Fix the [ANALYZE] command so that it adds correct samples for
    [WITHOUT ROWID] tables in the [sqlite_stat4] table.
    Ticket [http://www.sqlite.org/src/info/b2fa5424e6fcb15|b2fa5424e6fcb15].
}

chng {2014-06-04 (3.8.5)} {
<li>Added support for [partial sorting by index].
<li>Enhance the query planner so that it always prefers an index that uses a superset of
    WHERE clause terms relative to some other index.
<li>Improvements to the [automerge command] of [FTS4] to better control the index size
    for a full-text index that is subject to a large number of updates.

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The first output column is the name the database is attached with, 
and the second column is the filename of the external file.</p>

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<tcl>hd_fragment csv {CSV import}</tcl>
<h3>CSV Import</h3>

<p>Use the ".import" command to import CSV (comma separated value) data into
an SQLite table.  The ".import" command takes two arguments which are the
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The first output column is the name the database is attached with, 
and the second column is the filename of the external file.</p>

<tcl>DisplayCode {
sqlite> (((.databases)))
}</tcl>

<tcl>hd_fragment fullschema {the .fullschema dot-command} {.fullschema}</tcl>
<p>The ".fullschema" dot-command works like the ".schema" command in
that it displays the entire database schema.  But ".fullschema" also
includes dumps of the statistics tables "sqlite_stat1", "sqlite_stat3",
and "sqlite_stat4", if they exist.  The ".fullschema" command normally
provides all of the information needed to exactly recreate a query
plan for a specific query.  When reporting suspected problems with
the SQLite query planner to the SQLite development team, developers
are requested to provide the complete ".fullschema" output as part
of the trouble report.  Note that the sqlite_stat3 and sqlite_stat4
tables contain samples of index entries and so might contain sensitive
data, so do not send the ".fullschema" output of a proprietary database
over a public channel.</p>

<tcl>hd_fragment csv {CSV import}</tcl>
<h3>CSV Import</h3>

<p>Use the ".import" command to import CSV (comma separated value) data into
an SQLite table.  The ".import" command takes two arguments which are the
name of the disk file from which CSV data is to be read and the name of the

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The schema of the sqlite_stat4 table is as follows:

<blockquote><pre>
CREATE TABLE sqlite_stat4(tbl,idx,nEq,nLt,nDLt,sample);
</pre></blockquote>

<p>There are typically between 10 to 40 entries in the sqlite_stat4 table for
each index for which statistics are available, however size limits are
not hard bounds.
The meanings of the columns in the sqlite_stat4 table are as follows:

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The schema of the sqlite_stat4 table is as follows:

<blockquote><pre>
CREATE TABLE sqlite_stat4(tbl,idx,nEq,nLt,nDLt,sample);
</pre></blockquote>

<p>There are typically between 10 to 40 entries in the sqlite_stat4 table for
each index for which statistics are available, however these limits are
not hard bounds.
The meanings of the columns in the sqlite_stat4 table are as follows:

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<td valign="top">
<h3>Current Status</h3>

<p><ul>
<li><a href="releaselog/3_8_5.html">Version 3.8.5</a>
of SQLite is recommended for all new development.

Upgrading from all other versions of SQLite
is recommended.</li>
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<h3>Current Status</h3>

<p><ul>
<li><a href="releaselog/3_8_6.html">Version 3.8.6</a>
of SQLite is recommended for all new development.
Upgrading from version 3.8.5 is optional.
Upgrading from all other versions of SQLite
is recommended.</li>
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<h3>Common Links</h3>

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  true with a probability of approximately Y.
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  optimizes away so that it consumes no CPU cycles at
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limititem {Maximum Number Of Attached Databases} SQLITE_MAX_ATTACHED {
<p>
The <a href="lang_attach.html">ATTACH</a> statement is an SQLite extension
that allows two or more databases to be associated to the same database
connection and to operate as if they were a single database.  The number
of simultaneously attached databases is limited to SQLITE_MAX_ATTACHED
which is set to 10 by default.
The code generator in SQLite uses bitmaps
to keep track of attached databases.  That means that the number of
attached databases cannot be increased above 62.</p>

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the [sqlite3_limit](db,[SQLITE_LIMIT_ATTACHED],size) interface.
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limititem {Maximum Number Of Attached Databases} SQLITE_MAX_ATTACHED {
<p>
The <a href="lang_attach.html">ATTACH</a> statement is an SQLite extension
that allows two or more databases to be associated to the same database
connection and to operate as if they were a single database.  The number
of simultaneously attached databases is limited to SQLITE_MAX_ATTACHED
which is set to 10 by default.


The maximum number of attached databases cannot be increased above 125.</p>

<p>
The maximum number of attached databases can be lowered at run-time using
the [sqlite3_limit](db,[SQLITE_LIMIT_ATTACHED],size) interface.
</p>
}