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.

Syntax

var dbName = IDBDatabase.name;

Value

A DOMString containing the name of the connected database.

Example

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 = window.indexedDB.open("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"
  console.log(db.name);
};

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Indexed Database API
The definition of 'name' in that specification.
Recommendation  
Indexed Database API 2.0
The definition of 'name' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support

24

23 — 24 webkit

12

16

10 — 16 moz

101157
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes22228 Yes

1. partial

See also

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