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IDBRequest.onerror

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The onerror event handler of the IDBRequest interface handles the error event, fired when a request returns an error.

Syntax

request.onerror = function() { ... };

Example

The following example requests a given record title, onsuccess gets the associated record from the IDBObjectStore (made available as objectStoreTitleRequest.result), updates one property of the record, and then puts the updated record back into the object store. Also included at the bottom is an onerror function that reports what the error was if the request fails. For a full working example, see our To-do Notifications app (view example live.)

var title = "Walk dog";

// Open up a transaction as usual
var objectStore = db.transaction(['toDoList'], "readwrite").objectStore('toDoList');

// Get the to-do list object that has this title as it's title
var objectStoreTitleRequest = objectStore.get(title);

objectStoreTitleRequest.onsuccess = function() {
  // Grab the data object returned as the result
  var data = objectStoreTitleRequest.result;

  // Update the notified value in the object to "yes"
  data.notified = "yes";

  // Create another request that inserts the item back into the database
  var updateTitleRequest = objectStore.put(data);

  // When this new request succeeds, run the displayData() function again to update the display
  updateTitleRequest.onsuccess = function() {
    displayData();
  };
};

objectStoreTitleRequest.onerror = function() {
  // If an error occurs with the request, log what it is
  console.log("There has been an error with retrieving your data: " + objectStoreTitleRequest.error);
};

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Indexed Database API
The definition of 'onerror' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 23webkit
24
10 moz
16.0 (16.0)
10, partial 15 7.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.4 22.0 (22.0) 1.0.1 10 22 Not supported

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