IDBIndex.name

The name property of the IDBIndex interface contains a string which names the index.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var indexName = IDBIndex.name;
IDBIndex.name = indexName;

Value

A DOMString specifying a name for the index.

Exceptions

There are a several exceptions which can occur when you attempt to change an index's name.

InvalidStateError
The index, or its object store, has been deleted; or the current transaction is not an upgrade transaction. You can only rename indexes during upgrade transactions; that is, when the mode is "versionchange".
TransactionInactiveError
The current transaction is not active.
ConstraintError
An index is already using the specified name.

Example

In the following example we open a transaction and an object store, then get the index lName from a simple contacts database. We then open a basic cursor on the index using IDBIndex.openCursor() — this works the same as opening a cursor directly on an IDBObjectStore using openCursor() except that the returned records are sorted based on the index, not the primary key.

The name of the index is logged to the console: it should be returned as lName.

Finally, we iterate through each record, inserting the data into an HTML table. For a complete working example, see our IDBIndex-example demo repo (View the example live).

function displayDataByIndex() {
  tableEntry.innerHTML = '';
  var transaction = db.transaction(['contactsList'], 'readonly');
  var objectStore = transaction.objectStore('contactsList');

  var myIndex = objectStore.index('lName'); 
  console.log(myIndex.name);

  myIndex.openCursor().onsuccess = function(event) {
    var cursor = event.target.result;
    if(cursor) {
      var tableRow = document.createElement('tr');
      tableRow.innerHTML =   '<td>' + cursor.value.id + '</td>'
                           + '<td>' + cursor.value.lName + '</td>'
                           + '<td>' + cursor.value.fName + '</td>'
                           + '<td>' + cursor.value.jTitle + '</td>'
                           + '<td>' + cursor.value.company + '</td>'
                           + '<td>' + cursor.value.eMail + '</td>'
                           + '<td>' + cursor.value.phone + '</td>'
                           + '<td>' + cursor.value.age + '</td>';
      tableEntry.appendChild(tableRow);  

      cursor.continue();
    } else {
      console.log('Entries all displayed.');    
    }
  };
};

Specification

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
Renaming with name setter Yes ?49 ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support

24

23 — 24 webkit

24

23 — 24 webkit

Yes22228 Yes
Renaming with name setter Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes

1. partial

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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