FunkyPeanut FunkyPeanut - 2 months ago 17x
SQL Question

SQLite; "Cannot add a PRIMARY KEY column"-Exception

today I have started coping with databases. I've installed SQLite and SQLite-net. I am Programming a Windows 8.1 App using C#.

All I have is the following:

A Model:

public class Subject
[PrimaryKey, AutoIncrement]
public int Id { get; set; }

public string Name { get; set; }

And the OnLaunched-Event in App.Xaml.cs contains:

protected override void OnLaunched(LaunchActivatedEventArgs e)
// Get a reference to the SQLite database
DBPath = Path.Combine(
Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder.Path, "Subjects.s3db");
// Initialize the database if necessary
using (var db = new SQLite.SQLiteConnection(DBPath))
// Create the tables if they don't exist

When I launch this I get the following error after db.CreateTable(); is executed:

Cannot add a PRIMARY KEY column.

What is going wrong here? I really would appreciate your help.

Thank you very much.

Greetings, FunkyPeanut


I believe this is happening because you've changed the schema of the DB table by adding or removing a field from your Subject class. I.e. you've added the Id property after having already run the application to create the Subject table.

This is why it works with a new DB file. You'll either need to modify the schema (which in SQLite involves creating a new table, copy data from the existing table, deleting existing table and then renaming the new table), or simply delete your old DB file and create a new one.