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SQLa (SQL Aide) is designed to be lightweight and easily accessible, with no need for local installations or dependencies other than Deno, a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript. With Deno’s unique single-binary deployment model and use of web-friendly URLs which allow your code and templates to reside anywhere, you can quickly import and use SQLa in your projects by adding just a few lines of code.

Here’s how to install and import SQLa using Deno:

Install Deno (single binary)

If you haven’t already, install Deno by following the instructions specific to your operating system. Visit the Deno website ( for installation guidelines.

Import SQLa (locally or remotely from URL)

In your project, create a new Typescript file (e.g., index.ts) or use an existing one. Open the file in your preferred code editor. Import SQLa using the Deno module specifier: Import SQLa by adding the following line of code at the top of your file:

import * as SQLa from "";

Replace vX.Y.Z with the version number or just main if you want the latest version (pinning versions is highly recommended, though). This line of code imports the SQLa module from the remote source, making all its functionality available for use in your project.

Start building your database models

With SQLa imported, you can start utilizing its features to generate SQL statements, define database schemas, and more. Refer to the SQLa documentation and examples to explore the available functionality and unleash the power of SQLa in your project.

By leveraging Deno’s unique deployment model, SQLa eliminates the need for local installations and dependencies, making it incredibly lightweight and accessible. With just a few lines of code, you can import SQLa remotely and take advantage of its robust SQL generation capabilities in any Deno project.

Note: When running your project, make sure to use the deno run command with the appropriate flags to enable network access for the remote module import. For example:

Terminal window
deno run --allow-net index.ts

The --allow-net flag grants permission to make network requests and allows Deno to fetch the SQLa module remotely.

If you want to make your scripts easily executable, just include the shebang line at the top of your scripts and set the executable bit on the file:

#!/usr/bin/env -S deno run --allow-all
import * as SQLa from "";

With SQLa installed and imported, you’re ready to harness the power of SQL generation and simplify your database interactions using the lightweight and accessible nature of SQLa with Deno.