On Aug 14th 11 PM ET/Aug 15th 03:00 UTC, due to scheduled Firefox Account server maintenance, users may not be able to sign in or create a new subscription. This is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Status updates can be found at https://status.vpn.mozilla.org or https://status.relay.firefox.com.

Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Failing to save extension data in SQLite DB

  • 7 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • 17 views
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

I have used an extension named "Update Scanner" for several years, but now it no longer functions. The data I ask it to save is not saved, or returned when requested.

What do I need to do to get it functioning again. It is the current version 4.4.0

EDIT: I can see the WAL and EHM files come and go, but the DB doesn't save the data.

I have used an extension named "Update Scanner" for several years, but now it no longer functions. The data I ask it to save is not saved, or returned when requested. What do I need to do to get it functioning again. It is the current version 4.4.0 EDIT: I can see the WAL and EHM files come and go, but the DB doesn't save the data.

Modified by Travellingman

Chosen solution

Here is the skinny on this: when Firefox is set to Private Mode (i.e., never remember history) SQLite is unable to save data (something about indexed DB not possible). Allow remembering of history and the extension data is saved just fine.

Read this answer in context 👍 0

All Replies (7)

more options

You should contact its support.

more options

As if I hadn't thought of that! But the developer no longer seems to be active, and since it is not a change he made, it must be either Firefox or MS. Please try to be helpful with things that me/myself/I can do to make it function again. Replace some SQLite module? Tweak some Registry setting? Look for another similar add-on? (did that - nada).

more options

https://sneakypete81.github.io/updatescanner/

"Due to changes in Firefox, Update Scanner has been completely rewritten, and not all of the previous features are finished. If you’d like to help, see our Github https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner#readme and Issues https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues pages.

more options

Did you try to uninstall and reinstall the extension ?

You can check the Browser Console for messages for this extension.

more options

I did uninstall and reinstall the add-on, twice, but it did not correct the issue.

I am not a developer, just a user, so I don't have intimate knowledge of JS commands, etc.

Modified by Travellingman

more options

Chosen Solution

Here is the skinny on this: when Firefox is set to Private Mode (i.e., never remember history) SQLite is unable to save data (something about indexed DB not possible). Allow remembering of history and the extension data is saved just fine.

more options