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Could not load Spatialite extension in QT5.9

  • Hi, I am trying to load Spatialite as extension in Qt, I have done that before with Qt4.8, but I failed with the QT5.9.
    I changed the sqlite.pri by removing "SQLITE_OMIT_LOAD_EXTENSION", and I did some change on the sqlite.c by removing the "#define SQLITE_OMIT_LOAD_EXTENSION 1", and adding "#define SQLITE_ENABLE_LOAD_EXTENSION 1".
    I also add the following lines to openDatabase(....):
    | SQLITE_LoadExtension|SQLITE_LoadExtFunc

    Now the "requet.setQuery("SELECT load_extension('spatialite')", dbProject);" function is recognized, but I got this message:
    error "The specified procedure could not be found.\r\nUnable to fetch row"
    If I take a look on my debug output in MSVC14, I can see that the spatialite.dll and all its dependencies are loaded.

    Notice: I tested this with my Spatialite and also the mod_spatialite that I download form their website.

    Any ideas about this problem?
    Thanks in advance.

  • The problem was with my compiled library (still i don't know why?), and also with the mod_spatialite that I downloaded. This last one when we use it with the visual studio need a replacement for the libstdc++_64-6.dll because it will cause crash.

    My problem was here, the one that I used was not the good one, and was causing the The specified procedure could not be found, so I downloaded the x86_64-5.3.0-release-win32-seh-rt_v4-rev0 and I used the libstdc++-6.dll (I changed the name to libstdc++_64-6.dll) with the libgcc_s_seh-1.dll. I also changed the libxml2-2.dll with another one that I compiled before.

    Then I changed the qSqlite pluginn as follow:

    • open the "Qt5.9.0\5.9\Src\qtbase\src\3rdparty\sqlite" folder and change the sqlite3.c as following:

    1- comment or remove the "#define SQLITE_OMIT_LOAD_EXTENSION 1"



    3- go the "static int openDatabase( const char *zFilename,sqlite3 **ppDb, unsigned int flags, const char *zVfs)" function and add "| SQLITE_LoadExtFunc" to SQLITE_ENABLE_LOAD_EXTENSION as following:

                     | SQLITE_LoadExtension | SQLITE_LoadExtFunc
    • compile your plugin again using your compiler ( nmake in my case) in Qt5.9.0\5.9\Src\qtbase\src\plugins\sqldrivers\sqlite\

    • call the following code to load your spatialite:

    QSqlQueryModel sql;
    sql.setQuery("SELECT load_extension('mod_spatialite')", db);

  • Hi @MCA4213 ! I'm trying to do exactly the same but for Android. I was struggling to compile qSqlite plugin. I followed all your steps and now I have my qSqlite plugin well compiled.

    I took from here a precompiled spatialite version for Android and then in Qt I run

    QSqlQuery spatialiteSqlQuery(db);
    spatialiteSqlQuery.prepare("SELECT load_extension(\"libjsqlite\")");

    but I'm still getting an error and I cannot load spatialite extension.

    QSqlError("1", "Unable to fetch row", "not authorized")

    Could you give me some help? Am I doing something wrong?


  • @Ferni , I don't have experiance on android, but :
    did you make the changes on the sqlite3 file ( in my case sqlite3.c)? by removing the omit definition and altering the enable extension by:" | SQLITE_LoadExtFunc" (change the existing one)?
    The not authorized error is generated when the omit definition is enabled, or the SQLITE_LoadExtFunc has not been added.
    you can find some other details on my discussion on the stackoverflow: [](link url)

  • hey @MCA4213 , thanks!! I'm pretty sure that I set all the corresponding flags but I will check again.

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