LiteDatabase can be initialized using a string connection, with
key1=value1; key2=value2; ... syntax. If there is no
= in your connection string, LiteDB assume that your connection string contains only the
Filename. Values can be quoted (
') if they contain special characters (like
=). Keys and values are case-insensitive.
|Filename||string||Full or relative path to the datafile. Supports
|Connection||string||Connection type (“direct” or “shared”)||“direct”|
|Password||string||Encrypt (using AES) your datafile with a password||null (no encryption)|
|InitialSize||string or long||Initial size for the datafile (string suppoorts “KB”, “MB” and “GB”)||0|
|ReadOnly||bool||Open datafile in read-only mode||false|
|Upgrade||bool||Check if datafile is of an older version and upgrade it before opening||false|
LiteDB offers 2 types of connections:
Shared. This affects how the engine opens the data file.
Direct: The engine will open the datafile in exclusive mode and will keep it open until
Dispose(). The datafile cannot be opened by another process. This is the recommended mode because it’s faster and cachable.
Shared: The engine will be close the datafile after each operation. Locks are made using
Mutex. This is more expensive but you can open same file from multiple processes.
The Shared mode only works in .NET implementations that provide named mutexes. Its multi-process capabilities will only work in platforms that implement named mutexes as system-wide mutexes.
<connectionStrings> <add name="LiteDB" connectionString="Filename=C:\database.db;Password=1234" /> </connectionStrings>