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Getting started on Kotlin JS with SQLDelight

First apply the gradle plugin in your project.

buildscript {
  repositories {
  dependencies {
    classpath 'com.squareup.sqldelight:gradle-plugin:1.5.3'

apply plugin: 'com.squareup.sqldelight'

sqldelight {
  Database { // This will be the name of the generated database class.
    packageName = "com.example"

Put your SQL statements in a .sq file under src/main/sqldelight. Typically the first statement in the SQL file creates a table.

-- src/main/sqldelight/com/example/sqldelight/hockey/data/Player.sq

CREATE TABLE hockeyPlayer (
  player_number INTEGER NOT NULL,
  full_name TEXT NOT NULL

CREATE INDEX hockeyPlayer_full_name ON hockeyPlayer(full_name);

INSERT INTO hockeyPlayer (player_number, full_name)
VALUES (15, 'Ryan Getzlaf');

From this SQLDelight will generate a Database Kotlin class with an associated Schema object that can be used to create your database and run your statements on it. Doing this also requires a driver, which SQLDelight provides implementations of:

kotlin {
  sourceSets.jsMain.dependencies {
    implementation "com.squareup.sqldelight:sqljs-driver:1.5.3"

Unlike on other platforms, the SqlJs driver can not be instantiated directly. The driver must be loaded asynchronously by calling the initSqlDriver function which returns a Promise<SqlDriver>.

// As a Promise
val promise: Promise<SqlDriver> = initSqlDriver(Database.Schema)
promise.then { driver -> /* ... */ }

// In a coroutine
suspend fun createDriver() {
    val driver: SqlDriver = initSqlDriver(Database.Schema).await()
    /* ... */

If building for browsers, some additional webpack configuration is also required.

// project/webpack.conf.d/fs.js
config.resolve = {
    fallback: {
        fs: false,
        path: false,
        crypto: false,

// project/webpack.conf.d/wasm.js
const CopyWebpackPlugin = require('copy-webpack-plugin');
    new CopyWebpackPlugin({
        patterns: [
                from: '../../node_modules/sql.js/dist/sql-wasm.wasm',
                to: '../../../{your project}/build/distributions'

SQL statements inside a .sq file can be labeled to have a typesafe function generated for them available at runtime.

FROM hockeyPlayer;

INSERT INTO hockeyPlayer(player_number, full_name)
VALUES (?, ?);

INSERT INTO hockeyPlayer(player_number, full_name)

Files with labeled statements in them will have a queries file generated from them that matches the .sq file name - putting the above sql into Player.sq generates PlayerQueries.kt. To get a reference to PlayerQueries you need to wrap the driver we made above:

// In reality the database and driver above should be created a single time
// and passed around using your favourite dependency injection/service
// locator/singleton pattern.
val database = Database(driver)

val playerQueries: PlayerQueries = database.playerQueries

// Prints [HockeyPlayer(15, "Ryan Getzlaf")]

playerQueries.insert(player_number = 10, full_name = "Corey Perry")
// Prints [HockeyPlayer(15, "Ryan Getzlaf"), HockeyPlayer(10, "Corey Perry")]

val player = HockeyPlayer(10, "Ronald McDonald")

And that's it! Check out the other pages on the sidebar for other functionality.