IDBObjectStore.autoIncrement

The autoIncrement read-only property of the IDBObjectStore interface returns the value of the auto increment flag for this object store.

Note that every object store has its own separate auto increment counter.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var myAutoIncrement = objectStore.autoIncrement;

Value

A Boolean:

Value Meaning
true The object store auto increments.
false The object store does not auto increment.
 

Example

In the following code snippet, we open a read/write transaction on our database and add some data to an object store using add(). After the object store has been created, we log objectStore.autoIncrement to the console. For a full working example, see our To-do Notifications app (view example live.)

// Let us open our database
var DBOpenRequest = window.indexedDB.open("toDoList", 4);

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;
    
  // Run the addData() function to add the data to the database
  addData();
};

function addData() {
  // Create a new object ready to insert into the IDB
  var newItem = [ { taskTitle: "Walk dog", hours: 19, minutes: 30, day: 24, month: "December", year: 2013, notified: "no" } ];

  // open a read/write db transaction, ready for adding the data
  var transaction = db.transaction(["toDoList"], "readwrite");

  // report on the success of the transaction completing, when everything is done
  transaction.oncomplete = function(event) {
    note.innerHTML += '<li>Transaction completed.</li>';
  };

  transaction.onerror = function(event) {
    note.innerHTML += '<li>Transaction not opened due to error. Duplicate items not allowed.</li>';
  };

  // create an object store on the transaction
  var objectStore = transaction.objectStore("toDoList");
  console.log(objectStore.autoIncrement);

  // Make a request to add our newItem object to the object store
  var objectStoreRequest = objectStore.add(newItem[0]);

  objectStoreRequest.onsuccess = function(event) {
    // report the success of our request
    note.innerHTML += '<li>Request successful.</li>';
  };
};

Specification

Specification Status Comment
Indexed Database API
The definition of 'autoIncrement' in that specification.
Recommendation  
Indexed Database API 2.0
The definition of 'autoIncrement' in that specification.
Editor's Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 23webkit
24 (unprefixed)
10 moz
16.0 (16.0)
10, partial 15 7.1
Available in workers (Yes) 37.0 (37.0) ? (Yes) ?
Indexed Database 2.0 58 ? ? 45 ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 22.0 (22.0) 1.0.1 10 22 8
Available in workers (Yes) (Yes) 37.0 (37.0) (Yes) ? (Yes) ?
Indexed Database 2.0 58 58 ? ? ? 45 ?

See also

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