Created: 2008-12-15 18:25
Updated: 2019-02-12 16:47
License: epl-1.0


ClojureQL is an abstraction layer sitting on top of standard low-level JDBC SQL integration. It lets you interact with a database through objects which work as Clojure data types and thus can be composed and extended.

ClojureQL is modeled around the primitives defined in Relational Algebra.

For the user, this means that all queries compose and are never executed unless dereferenced or called with a function that has the ! suffix.

As a help for debugging, wrap your statements in (binding [*debug* true]) to see the compiled SQL statement printed to stdout.


Add the following to your project.clj or pom.xml:

Cake/Lein artifact:

[clojureql "1.0.5"]



Then execute

cake deps or lein deps

And import the library into your namespace

(:use clojureql.core)


Please visit for updated documentation.


ClojureQL was bootstrapped by Lau Jensen of SabreCMS and Best In Class.

Large and significant contributions to both the design and codebase have been rendered by Justin Balthrop aka. ninjudd author of the powerful build tool Cake.

In addition, the following people have made important contributions to ClojureQL:

  • Roman Scherer (r0man)
  • Christian Kebekus (ck)
  • Herwig Hochleitner (bendlas)
  • And several others

If you want to pitch in, we're actively looking for more brainpower.


Eclipse Public License - v 1.0, see LICENSE.

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