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Request #76868 PDO SQLite support for SQLite's Shared Cache Mode
Submitted: 2018-09-12 08:20 UTC Modified: 2022-06-27 10:31 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.7
Reproduced:11 of 11 (100.0%)
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From: pablo dot godinez at zayon dot eu Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Assigned Package: PDO SQLite
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 [2018-09-12 08:20 UTC] pablo dot godinez at zayon dot eu
From SQLite's documentation : (

> Beginning with SQLite version 3.7.13 (2012-06-11), shared cache can be used on in-memory databases, provided that the database is created using a URI filename

> Enabling shared-cache for an in-memory database allows two or more database connections in the same process to have access to the same in-memory database

It is possible in php to create such connection to an SQLite database using sqlite3_open function but not using PDO. 

PDO should support this URI : `sqlite::memory:?cache=shared`.

This feature would be useful for tests performances purposes. To use the memory mode we currently have to manually have each process attach to the original opened connection in order to have access to the same database.

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 [2019-02-28 15:39 UTC] mikeryan at virtuoso-performance dot com
I would like to add that the lack of the shared cache isn't just a performance issue - when testing library code which is making its own PDO connection, you can't have the test code prepopulate an in-memory database table with test data.
 [2019-08-25 01:53 UTC] jsuprock at tenable dot com
This is actually preventing me from setting up mock, in-memory databases to inject for fully unit-testing much of our project's code.

Do you know when this will be available? I would greatly appreciate it.

 [2021-10-07 11:37 UTC]
Something like what has been done for SQLite3[1], would need to be
done for PDO_SQLite.  Maybe someone wants to submit a PR[2]?

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 [2021-11-18 12:54 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2021-11-18 12:54 UTC]
> PDO should support this URI : `sqlite::memory:?cache=shared`.

As of PHP 8.1.0, the following is supported having the same effect:


However, that doesn't work, if open_basedir is set.  Would that be
a problem for you?
 [2021-11-28 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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 [2022-06-27 03:56 UTC] mortensonsam at gmail dot com
>However, that doesn't work, if open_basedir is set.  Would that be a problem for you?

Chiming in to say that yes, this is a problem for me! I'd like to use this feature and keep my open_basedir restriction in place for security reasons.
 [2022-06-27 10:31 UTC]
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