How to insert multiple rows into a SQLite 3 table?

In MySQL I'd use

INSERT INTO `mytable` (`col1`, `col2`) 
VALUES (1, 'aaa'), (2, 'bbb');

but this causes an error in SQLite. What is the correct syntax for SQLite?


  • This has already been answered before here: Is it possible to insert multiple rows at a time in an SQLite database?

    To answer your comment to OMG Ponies answer:

    As of version 3.7.11 SQLite does support multi-row-insert. Richard Hipp comments:

    "The new multi-valued insert is merely syntactic suger (sic) for the compound insert. 
    There is no performance advantage one way or the other."