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Multiplatform setup with the SqlJs Driver

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 {
  // The drivers needed will change depending on what platforms you target:

  sourceSets.androidMain.dependencies {
    implementation "com.squareup.sqldelight:android-driver:1.5.3"

  // or sourceSets.iosMain, sourceSets.windowsMain, etc.
  sourceSets.nativeMain.dependencies {
    implementation "com.squareup.sqldelight:native-driver:1.5.3"

  sourceSets.jvmMain.dependencies {
    implementation "com.squareup.sqldelight:sqlite-driver:1.5.3"

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

Because the SqlJs driver must be initialized asynchronously, the drivers for other platforms must be initialized in a compatible way to be usable in a common source set.

The drivers can be initialized in a coroutine, and a higher-order function can be used to ensure that the driver is initialized before executing a block of code that requires the database:

// in src/commonMain/kotlin
expect suspend fun provideDbDriver(schema: SqlDriver.Schema): SqlDriver

class SharedDatabase(
    private val driverProvider: suspend (SqlDriver.Schema) -> SqlDriver
) {
    private var database: Database? = null

    suspend fun initDatabase() {
        if (database == null) {
            database = driverProvider(Database.Schema).createDatabase()

    suspend operator fun <R> invoke(block: suspend (Database) -> R): R {
        return block(database!!)

    private fun SqlDriver.createDatabase(): Database { /* ... */ }

val sharedDb = SharedDatabase(::createTestDbDriver)
class DataRepository(
    private val withDatabase: SharedDatabase = sharedDb
) {
    suspend fun getData() = withDatabase { database ->
        /* Do something with the database */

// in src/jsMain/kotlin
actual suspend fun provideDbDriver(schema: SqlDriver.Schema): SqlDriver {
    return initSqlDriver(schema).await()

// in src/nativeMain/kotlin
actual suspend fun provideDbDriver(schema: SqlDriver.Schema): SqlDriver {
    return NativeSqliteDriver(schema, "test.db")

// in src/jvmMain/kotlin
actual suspend fun provideDbDriver(schema: SqlDriver.Schema): SqlDriver {
    return JdbcSqliteDriver(JdbcSqliteDriver.IN_MEMORY).also { driver ->