IDBObjectStore: getKey() method

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

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.





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.

If the operation is successful, the value of the request's result property is the key for the first record matching the given key or key range.


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

InvalidStateError DOMException

Thrown if the IDBObjectStore has been deleted or removed.

TransactionInactiveError DOMException

Thrown if this IDBObjectStore's transaction is inactive.

DataError DOMException

Thrown if the key or key range provided contains an invalid key.


let openRequest ="telemetry");
openRequest.onsuccess = (event) => {
  let db =;
  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 =;
    alert(`The 1st activity in last 24 hours was occurred at ${when}`);


Indexed Database API 3.0
# ref-for-dom-idbobjectstore-getkey①

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also