SQLite databases and OGC GeoPackage files are single-user data file formats. They use a simple data model and are contained in one file, which can be advantageous for the exchange of data between software packages. The file must have the extension .sqlite (or .SQLITE or .SQLite; it is not case sensitive) for ArcGIS to recognize it as an SQLite database or the file extension .gpkg (also not case sensitive) to recognize it as an OGC GeoPackage.
To connect to one of these files, connect to the folder where the SQLite database or GeoPackage file is stored.
- Start ArcCatalog or ArcMap and open the Catalog window.
- Click Connect To Folder .
- Browse to the folder that contains the SQLite database or GeoPackage file and click OK.
The folder path is added to Folder Connections in the Catalog tree.
- Expand the folder and double-click the SQLite database or GeoPackage file to connect to it.