4.3. Create a SQLite database from URL

sqlitebiter url is a subcommand to fetch table data from the Internet and convert to a SQLite database file.

4.3.1. Example

Following is an example that converts HTML table tags within a web page to SQLite tables by the web page URL.

Example:
$ sqlitebiter url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_firewalls"
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html1' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html2' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html3' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html4' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html5' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html6' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html7' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html8' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html9' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html10' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: convert 'Comparison_of_firewalls' to 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html11' table
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: converted results: source=1, success=11, created-table=11
[INFO] sqlitebiter url: database path: out.sqlite
Output:
$ sqlite3 out.sqlite .schema
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS '_source_info_' ("source_id" INTEGER NOT NULL, "dir_name" TEXT, "base_name" TEXT NOT NULL, "format_name" TEXT NOT NULL, "dst_table" TEXT NOT NULL, size INTEGER, mtime INTEGER);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html1' (Firewall TEXT, License TEXT, [Cost and usage limits] TEXT, OS TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html2' (Firewall TEXT, License TEXT, Cost TEXT, OS TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html3' ([Can Target:] TEXT, [Changing default policy to accept/reject (by issuing a single rule)] TEXT, [IP destination address(es)] TEXT, [IP source address(es)] TEXT, [TCP/UDP destination port(s)] TEXT, [TCP/UDP source port(s)] TEXT, [Ethernet MAC destination address] TEXT, [Ethernet MAC source address] TEXT, [Inbound firewall (ingress)] TEXT, [Outbound firewall (egress)] TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html4' ([Can:] TEXT, [work at OSI Layer 4 (stateful firewall)] TEXT, [work at OSI Layer 7 (application inspection)] TEXT, [Change TTL? (Transparent to traceroute)] TEXT, [Configure REJECT-with answer] TEXT, [DMZ (de-militarized zone) - allows for single/several hosts not to be firewalled.] TEXT, [Filter according to time of day] TEXT, [Redirect TCP/UDP ports (port forwarding)] TEXT, [Redirect IP addresses (forwarding)] TEXT, [Filter according to User Authorization] TEXT, [Traffic rate-limit / QoS] TEXT, Tarpit TEXT, Log TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html5' ([Features:] TEXT, "Configuration: GUI_ text or both modes?" TEXT, "Remote Access: Web (HTTP)_ Telnet_ SSH_ RDP_ Serial COM RS232_ ..." TEXT, [Change rules without requiring restart?] TEXT, [Ability to centrally manage all firewalls together] TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html6' ([Features:] TEXT, [Modularity: supports third-party modules to extend functionality?] TEXT, [IPS : Intrusion prevention system] TEXT, [Open-Source License?] TEXT, [supports IPv6 ?] TEXT, [Class: Home / Professional] TEXT, [Operating Systems on which it runs?] TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html7' ([Can:] TEXT, "NAT44 (static_ dynamic w/o ports_ PAT)" TEXT, "NAT64_ NPTv6" TEXT, [IDS (Intrusion Detection System)] TEXT, [VPN (Virtual Private Network)] TEXT, [AV  (Anti-Virus)] TEXT, Sniffer TEXT, [Profile selection] TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html8' ([vteFirewall software] TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html9' (A TEXT, B TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html10' (A TEXT, B TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html11' (A TEXT, B TEXT);

The attributes within the converted SQLite database may include symbols as the above. Symbols within attributes can be replaced by using --replace-symbol option. In the following example shows replace symbols to underscores.

Example:
$ sqlitebiter --replace-symbol _ -q url "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_firewalls"
Output:
$ sqlite3 out.sqlite .schema
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS '_source_info_' ("source_id" INTEGER NOT NULL, "dir_name" TEXT, "base_name" TEXT NOT NULL, "format_name" TEXT NOT NULL, "dst_table" TEXT NOT NULL, size INTEGER, mtime INTEGER);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html1' (Firewall TEXT, License TEXT, "Cost_and_usage_limits" TEXT, OS TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html2' (Firewall TEXT, License TEXT, Cost TEXT, OS TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html3' ("Can_Target" TEXT, "Changing_default_policy_to_accept_reject_by_issuing_a_single_rule" TEXT, "IP_destination_address_es" TEXT, "IP_source_address_es" TEXT, "TCP_UDP_destination_port_s" TEXT, "TCP_UDP_source_port_s" TEXT, "Ethernet_MAC_destination_address" TEXT, "Ethernet_MAC_source_address" TEXT, "Inbound_firewall_ingress" TEXT, "Outbound_firewall_egress" TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html4' (Can TEXT, "work_at_OSI_Layer_4_stateful_firewall" TEXT, "work_at_OSI_Layer_7_application_inspection" TEXT, "Change_TTL_Transparent_to_traceroute" TEXT, "Configure_REJECT_with_answer" TEXT, "DMZ_de_militarized_zone_allows_for_single_several_hosts_not_to_be_firewalled" TEXT, "Filter_according_to_time_of_day" TEXT, "Redirect_TCP_UDP_ports_port_forwarding" TEXT, "Redirect_IP_addresses_forwarding" TEXT, "Filter_according_to_User_Authorization" TEXT, "Traffic_rate_limit_QoS" TEXT, Tarpit TEXT, Log TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html5' (Features TEXT, "Configuration_GUI_text_or_both_modes" TEXT, "Remote_Access_Web_HTTP_Telnet_SSH_RDP_Serial_COM_RS232" TEXT, "Change_rules_without_requiring_restart" TEXT, "Ability_to_centrally_manage_all_firewalls_together" TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html6' (Features TEXT, "Modularity_supports_third_party_modules_to_extend_functionality" TEXT, "IPS _Intrusion_prevention_system" TEXT, "Open_Source_License" TEXT, "supports_IPv6" TEXT, "Class_Home_Professional" TEXT, "Operating_Systems_on_which_it_runs" TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html7' (Can TEXT, "NAT44_static_dynamic_w_o_ports_PAT" TEXT, "NAT64_NPTv6" TEXT, "IDS_Intrusion_Detection_System" TEXT, "VPN_Virtual_Private_Network" TEXT, "AV_Anti_Virus" TEXT, Sniffer TEXT, "Profile_selection" TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html8' ("vteFirewall_software" TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html9' (A TEXT, B TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html10' (A TEXT, B TEXT);
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS 'Comparison_of_firewalls_Wikipedia_html11' (A TEXT, B TEXT);

4.3.2. sqlitebiter url subcommand help

Usage: sqlitebiter url [OPTIONS] URL

  Scrape tabular data from a URL and convert data to a SQLite database file.

Options:
  -f, --format [csv|excel|html|json|json_lines|jsonl|ldjson|ltsv|markdown|mediawiki|ndjson|sqlite|ssv|tsv|ipynb]
                                  Data format to loading (defaults to html).
  -e, --encoding ENCODING         HTML page read encoding. Defaults to utf-8.
  -p, --proxy PROXY               Specify a proxy in the form
                                  [user:passwd@]proxy.server:port.
  -h, --help                      Show this message and exit.

  Documentation: https://sqlitebiter.rtfd.io/ Issue tracker:
  https://github.com/thombashi/sqlitebiter/issues