IDBObjectStore.openCursor()

The openCursor() method of the IDBObjectStore interface returns an IDBRequest object, and, in a separate thread, returns a new IDBCursorWithValue object. Used for iterating through an object store with a cursor.

To determine if the add operation has completed successfully, listen for the results’s success event.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var request = ObjectStore.openCursor();
var request = ObjectStore.openCursor(query);
var request = ObjectStore.openCursor(query, direction);

Parameters

query Optional
A key or IDBKeyRange to be queried. If a single valid key is passed, this will default to a range containing only that key. If nothing is passed, this will default to a key range that selects all the records in this object store.
direction Optional
An IDBCursorDirection telling the cursor what direction to travel. Valid values are "next", "nextunique", "prev", and "prevunique". The default is "next".

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
InvalidStateError This IDBObjectStore or IDBIndex has been deleted.
TransactionInactiveError This IDBObjectStore's transaction is inactive.
DataError The specified key or key range is invalid.
 

Example

In this simple fragment we create a transaction, retrieve an object store, then use a cursor to iterate through all the records in the object store:

var transaction = db.transaction("name", "readonly");
var objectStore = transaction.objectStore("name");
var request = objectStore.openCursor();
request.onsuccess = function(event) {
  var cursor = event.target.result;
  if(cursor) {
    // cursor.value contains the current record being iterated through
    // this is where you'd do something with the result
    cursor.continue();
  } else {
    // no more results
  }
};

Specification

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