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IDBDatabase.onerror

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The onerror event handler of the IDBDatabase interface handles the error event, fired when access to the database fails.

Syntax

db.onerror = function() { ... }

Example

This example shows an IDBOpenDBRequest.onupgradeneeded block that creates a new object store; it also includes onerror and onabort functions to handle non-success cases.

DBOpenRequest.onupgradeneeded = function(event) {
  var db = event.target.result;
    
  db.onerror = function(event) {
    note.innerHTML += '<li>Error opening database.</li>';
  };

  db.onabort = function(event) {
    note.innerHTML += '<li>Database opening aborted!</li>';
  };

  // Create an objectStore for this database
    
  var objectStore = db.createObjectStore("toDoList", { keyPath: "taskTitle" });
    
  // define what data items the objectStore will contain
    
  objectStore.createIndex("hours", "hours", { unique: false });
  objectStore.createIndex("minutes", "minutes", { unique: false });
  objectStore.createIndex("day", "day", { unique: false });
  objectStore.createIndex("month", "month", { unique: false });
  objectStore.createIndex("year", "year", { unique: false });

  objectStore.createIndex("notified", "notified", { unique: false });
    
  note.innerHTML += '<li>Object store created.</li>';
};

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Indexed Database API
The definition of 'onerror' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 23webkit
24
10 moz
16.0 (16.0)
10, partial 15 7.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.4 22.0 (22.0) 1.0.1 10 22 Not supported

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