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-(BOOL) deletedata:(NSString*)name
    const char *dbpath = [databasePath UTF8String];
    if (sqlite3_open(dbpath, &database) == SQLITE_OK)
        sqlite3_stmt *deletestmt;
        NSString *sql_str = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"delete from studentsDetail1 where name=\"%@\"",name];
        const char *sql = [sql_str UTF8String];
        int retVal;
        if ((retVal = sqlite3_prepare_v2(database, sql, -1, &deletestmt, NULL)) == SQLITE_OK) {
            int result;
            if ((result =sqlite3_step(deletestmt)) != SQLITE_DONE) {
                NSLog(@"Failed to execute the query %d",result);
            else {
                NSLog(@"Succesfully Deleted Row");
        else {
            NSLog(@ "Error in preparing Delete statement %d",retVal);
        int result1 = sqlite3_close(database);
        if (result1 != SQLITE_OK){
            NSLog(@"Failure in closing connection to database. Result %d",result1);
        else {

            NSLog(@"Successfully closed DB connection") ;
    return YES;

Error comes as:
Failed to execute the query 5.
which statement is wrong in it...
please help me...
Updated 20-Jun-13 2:04am

It's not that your statements are wrong - the database file is locked. See the documentation here[^]
Check to see if any other processes are trying to access the same file, and that you've closed off any previous transactions properly
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ya... I tried to sqlite3_reset() before the prepare statement. It works now :)
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The database is locked. Look at the meaning of each error code, so you can see it yourself.
#define SQLITE_BUSY 5 /* The database file is locked */

Call sqlite3_reset() also AFTER the end of the open() block (last line).
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