IDBObjectStore.getKey()

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

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

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var request = objectStore.getKey(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

let openRequest = indexedDB.open("telemetry");
openRequest.onsuccess = (event) => {
  let db = event.target.result;
  let store = db.transaction("netlogs").objectStore("netlogs");

  let today = new Date();
  let yesterday = new Date(today);
  yesterday.setDate(today.getDate() - 1);
  let request = store.getKey(IDBKeyRange(yesterday, today));
  request.onsuccess = (event) => {
    let when = event.target.result;
    alert("The 1st activity in last 24 hours was occurred at " + when);
  };
};

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 48Edge ? Firefox Full support 51IE ? Opera Full support 45Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 48Chrome Android Full support 48Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 58Opera Android Full support 45Safari iOS Full support 10.1Samsung Internet Android Full support 5.0

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See also

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