IDBDatabase.deleteObjectStore()

The deleteObjectStore() method of the IDBDatabase interface destroys the object store with the given name in the connected database, along with any indexes that reference it.

As with IDBDatabase.createObjectStore, this method can be called only within a versionchange transaction.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Syntax

dbInstance.deleteObjectStore(name);

Parameters

name

The name of the object store you want to delete. Names are case sensitive.

Exceptions

InvalidStateError DOMException

Thrown if the method was not called from a versionchange transaction callback.

TransactionInactiveError DOMException

Thrown if a request is made on a source database that doesn't exist (E.g. has been deleted or removed.)

NotFoundError DOMException

Thrown when trying to delete an object store that does not exist.

Example

var dbName = "sampleDB";
var dbVersion = 2;
var request = indexedDB.open(dbName, dbVersion);

request.onupgradeneeded = function(e) {
  var db = request.result;
  if (e.oldVersion < 1) {
    db.createObjectStore("store1");
  }

  if (e.oldVersion < 2) {
    db.deleteObjectStore("store1");
    db.createObjectStore("store2");
  }

  // etc. for version < 3, 4...
};

Specifications

Specification
Indexed Database API 3.0 (Indexed DB 3.0)
# ref-for-dom-idbdatabase-deleteobjectstore①

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also