The get() method of the FormData interface returns the first value associated with a given key from within a FormData object. If you expect multiple values and want all of them, use the getAll() method instead.

Note: This method is available in Web Workers.




A USVString representing the name of the key you want to retrieve.

Return value

A FormDataEntryValue containing the value.


The following line creates an empty FormData object:

var formData = new FormData();

If we add two username values using FormData.append:

formData.append('username', 'Chris');
formData.append('username', 'Bob');

The following get() function will only return the first username value appended:

formData.get('username'); // Returns "Chris"


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'get()' in that specification.
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Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 50.0 39.0 (39.0) No support (Yes) No support
Available in web workers 50.0 39.0 (39.0) No support (Yes) No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 50.0 (Yes) (Yes) No support


No support 50.0
Available in web workers No support 50.0 (Yes) (Yes) No support (Yes) No support 50.0

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