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Getting Started with Multiplatform

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/commonMain/sqldelight. Typically the first statement in the SQL file creates a table.

-- src/commonMain/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"
// in src/commonMain/kotlin
expect class DriverFactory {
  expect fun createDriver(): SqlDriver

fun createDatabase(driverFactory): Database {
  val driver = driverFactory.createDriver()
  val database = Database(driver)

  // Do more work with the database (see below).

// in src/androidMain/kotlin
actual class DriverFactory(private val context: Context) {
  actual fun createDriver(): SqlDriver {
    return AndroidSqliteDriver(Database.Schema, context, "test.db") 

// in src/nativeMain/kotlin
actual class DriverFactory {
  actual fun createDriver(): SqlDriver {
    return NativeSqliteDriver(Database.Schema, "test.db")

// in src/jvmMain/kotlin
actual class DriverFactory {
  actual fun createDriver(): SqlDriver {
    val driver: SqlDriver = JdbcSqliteDriver(JdbcSqliteDriver.IN_MEMORY)
    return driver

For use with the SqlJs driver, see here.

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.