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.DB-WAL File Extension

File TypeSQLite Database Write-Ahead Log File

DeveloperSQLite
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Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a DB-WAL file?

Temporary database file created by SQLite 3.7.0 or later, a compact database program commonly embedded into mobile and desktop applications; saves write-ahead log (WAL) information for the database; automatically created and managed by the database.

More Information

Since SQLite is a popular embedded database technology, you may see DB-WAL, .DB-SHM, and other temporary database files with applications that use SQLite.

NOTE: In an SQLite write-ahead logging scheme, all database modifications are written to the DB-WAL file before being committed to the database. WAL was introduced as an alternative scheme to SQLite's default "rollback journal" policy.

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Updated 9/11/2012

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