IDBOpenDBRequest.onblocked

The onblocked event handler of the IDBOpenDBRequest interface is the event handler for the blocked event. This event is triggered when the upgradeneeded should be triggered because of a version change but the database is still in use (that is, not closed) somewhere, even after the versionchange event was sent.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

IDBOpenDBRequest.onblocked = function(event) { ... };

Example

var db;

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

// these two event handlers act on the database being opened
// successfully, or not
request.onerror = function(event) {
  note.innerHTML += '<li>Error loading database.</li>';
};

request.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 = request.result;
 
  // Run the displayData() function to populate the task list with
  // all the to-do list data already in the IDB
  displayData();
};

// This event handles the event whereby a new version of the
// database needs to be created. Either one has not been created
// before, or a new version number has been submitted via the
// window.indexedDB.open line above
//it is only implemented in recent browsers
request.onupgradeneeded = function(event) {
  var db = event.target.result;
 
  db.onerror = function(event) {
    note.innerHTML += '<li>Error loading database.</li>';
  };

  // Create an objectStore for this database   
  var objectStore = db.createObjectStore("toDoList", { keyPath: "taskTitle" });

  ...
};

request.onblocked = function() {
  console.log("Your database version can't be upgraded because the app is open somewhere else.");
}

Specifications

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