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

The store read-only property of the DataStoreCursor interface returns the name of the store that the cursor is iterating over.

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


myStore =;


A DataStore object.


In the following example, we use navigator.getDataStores to return a list of DataStore objects representing data stores on the device called contacts. Since there is only one such data store, we can access it using stores[0]. Next we run DataStore.sync to create a DataStoreCursor object, then use to return back the store name.

navigator.getDataStores('contacts').then(function(stores) {
  var cursor = stores[0].sync();


Specification Status Comment
Data Store API
The definition of 'store' 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

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support 1.0.1 No support No support No support
Available in web workers No support No support No support 2.0 No support No support No support

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