IDBObjectStore.get()

The get() method of the IDBObjectStore interface returns an IDBRequest object, and, in a separate thread, returns the object store selected by the specified key. This is for retrieving specific records from an object store.

If a value is successfully found, then a structured clone of it is created and set as the result of the request object.

Note: This method produces the same result for: a) a record that doesn't exist in the database and b) a record that has an undefined value. To tell these situations apart, call the openCursor() method with the same key. That method provides a cursor if the record exists, and no cursor if it does not.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var request = objectStore.get(key);

Parameters

key
The key or key range that identifies the record to be retrieved.

Return value

An IDBRequest object on which subsequent events related to this operation are fired.

Exceptions

This method may raise a DOMException of one of the following types:

Exception Description
TransactionInactiveError This IDBObjectStore's transaction is inactive.
DataError

The key or key range provided contains an invalid key.

InvalidStateError The IDBObjectStore has been deleted or removed.
 

Example

In the following code snippet, we open a read/write transaction on our database and get one specific record from object store using get() — a sample record with the key "Walk dog". Once this data object is retrieved, you could then update it using normal JavaScript, then put it back into the database using  a IDBObjectStore.put operation. 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 getData() function to get the data from the database
  getData();
};

function getData() {
  // open a read/write db transaction, ready for retrieving 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: ' + transaction.error + '</li>';
  };

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

  // Make a request to get a record by key from the object store
  var objectStoreRequest = objectStore.get("Walk dog");

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

    var myRecord = objectStoreRequest.result;
  };

};

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 24
Full support 24
No support 23 — 57
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: webkit
Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 16
Full support 16
No support 10 — 16
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: moz
IE Full support 10
Notes
Full support 10
Notes
Notes partial
Opera Full support 15Safari Full support 7WebView Android Full support Yes
Full support Yes
No support ? — 57
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: webkit
Chrome Android Full support 25
Full support 25
No support 25 — 57
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: webkit
Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 22Opera Android Full support 22Safari iOS Full support 8Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Full support Yes
No support ? — 7.0
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: webkit

Legend

Full support  
Full support
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

See also

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