IDBDatabase: name property

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

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


A string 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
const DBOpenRequest ="toDoList", 4);

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

DBOpenRequest.onsuccess = (event) => {
  note.innerHTML += "<li>Database initialized.</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
# ref-for-dom-idbdatabase-name①

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also