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This API is available on Firefox OS for internal applications only.

The name read-only property of the DataStore interface returns the name of the current data store.

Note: The Data Store API is available in Web Workers, from Firefox 32 onwards (Firefox OS 2.0; see bug 949325.)


myStoreName =;


A DOMString.


The following example gets all the data stores on the device called "contacts", then logs the data store name to the console:

navigator.getDataStores('contacts').then(function(stores) {


Specification Status Comment
Data Store API
The definition of 'name' in that specification.

The discussion concerning this API's creation happened in various Mozilla mailing lists and other places. A summary of the discussion and further pointers can be found on the Mozilla Wiki. For further feedback and questions, send mail to the dev-webapi mailing list.

Browser compatibility

Supported in Firefox OS 1.0.1.
Available in web workers in Firefox OS 2.0.

See also