Can't get my Jupyter to work with Guided SQL (CIA Factbook)

I am just starting the guided project to analyze CIA Factbook in the SQL Fundamentals course.

When I ran this code:

%load_ext sql
%sql sqlite:///factbook.db```

I copied it in and ran it and nothing happens. 

I am supposed to get:

'Connected: [email protected]'

I did notice that the factbook database file was created in the same folder as the Jupyter notebook.

When I run a Query:

  FROM facts
LIMIT 5;```

I get the following:

 * sqlite:///factbook.db
(sqlite3.OperationalError) no such table: facts
  FROM facts
(Background on this error at:


Hi @ale_aleivaar

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As you have said a database file got created in the same folder, it might be an empty file and the downloaded database file is in a different folder.

Try to point that file to connect with, and let us know if this doesn’t work.

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