The name read-only property of the IDBDatabase interface is a DOMString that contains the name of the connected database.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers


var dbName =;


A DOMString containing the name of the connected database.


This example shows a database connection being opened, the resulting IDBDatabase object being stored in a db variable, and the name property then being logged. For a full example, see our  To-do Notifications  app (view example live).

// Let us open our database
var DBOpenRequest ="toDoList", 4);

// these two event handlers act on the database being
// opened successfully, or not
DBOpenRequest.onerror = function(event) {
  note.innerHTML += '<li>Error loading database.</li>';

DBOpenRequest.onsuccess = function(event) {
  note.innerHTML += '<li>Database initialised.</li>';

  // store the result of opening the database in the db variable. This is used a lot below
  db = DBOpenRequest.result;

  // This line will log the name of the database, which should be "toDoList"


Indexed Database API 3.0 (Indexed DB 3.0)
# ref-for-dom-idbdatabase-name①

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also