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Rust SDK


Add the libsql-client crate to your project using cargo:

$ cargo add libsql-client

For CloudFlare Workers code that compiles to WASM, you must use a special configuration:

$ cargo add libsql-client --no-default-features -F workers_backend


Call the Client::from_config function to create a new Client object:

let client = libsql_client::Client::from_config(libsql_client::Config {
url: url::Url::parse("libsql://localhost:8080").unwrap(),
auth_token: None,

Example data set

All of the examples in this section assume tables and data established by these statements:

create table example_users (
uid text primary key,
email text
create table example_scores (
uid text,
level integer,
score integer,
primary key (uid, level)

insert into example_users values ('uid1', '');
insert into example_users values ('uid2', '');
insert into example_scores values ('uid1', 1, 100);
insert into example_scores values ('uid1', 2, 95);

Execute a single statement

SQL string argument

let rs = client.execute("select * from example_users").await?;
// rs is a ResultSet object containing rows and columns

Positional placeholders

Create a new Statement using Statement::with_args and use the args macro to specify the values to bind to the placeholders.

use libsql_client::{Statement, args};

let rs = client
"select score from example_scores where uid = ? and level = ?",
args!("uid1", 2),
// rs is a ResultSet object containing rows and columns

Execute a batch of statements


Be sure to read the common section on batches for libSQL clients to understand their behavior.

use libsql_client::{Statement, args};

let rss = client
"insert into example_users values (?, ?)",
args!("uid3", ""),
"insert into example_scores values (?, ?, ?)",
args!("uid3", 1, 200),
// rss is a Vec<ResultSet> containing results from all the queries

Interactive transactions


Be sure to read the common section on interactive transactions for libSQL clients to understand their behavior.

The following code uses an interactive transaction to update a user’s level score, but only if it’s greater than the one that currently exists:

use libsql_client::{Statement, args};

let uid = "uid1";
let level = 1;
let new_score = 200;

let transaction = client.transaction().await?;
let rs = transaction
"select score from example_scores where uid = ? and level = ?",
args!(uid, level),

let old_score = rs.rows.first().map(|row| &row.values[0]);
let old_score = match old_score {
Some(Value::Integer { value: i }) => *i,
_ => 0,
if new_score > old_score {
"update example_scores set score = ? where uid = ? and level = ?",
args!(new_score, uid, level),


A ResultSet struct contains values for the rows and columns returned by a query.

pub struct ResultSet {
pub columns: Vec<String>,
pub rows: Vec<Row>,
pub rows_affected: u64,
pub last_insert_rowid: Option<i64>,

Each row is contained in a Row struct that provides the values of the row available by column index.

pub struct Row {
pub values: Vec<Value>,

Each Value can be one of the types supported by SQLite:

pub enum Value {
Integer {
value: i64,
Float {
value: f64,
Text {
value: String,
Blob {
value: Vec<u8>,

Your code will need to make an assumption or a decision about the type of each value found in a Row. The following code examines the first Value in the first Row of a ResultSet and sets up a match for how to interpret it:

let row = rs.rows.first().expect("one row");
let value = &row.values[0];
match value {
Value::Null => todo!(),
Value::Integer { value } => todo!(),
Value::Float { value } => todo!(),
Value::Text { value } => todo!(),
Value::Blob { value } => todo!(),

If your code is expecting a Text type (containing a Rust &String), then you could express that assumption like this:

if let Value::Text { value } = value {
println!("Text value as &String: {value}");
} else {
return Err("Expected a Text value".into());