IDBRequest.source

The source read-only property of the IDBRequest interface returns the source of the request, such as an Index or an object store. If no source exists (such as when calling indexedDB.open), it returns null.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Value

An object representing the source of the request, such as an IDBIndex, IDBObjectStore or IDBCursor.

Examples

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 in another request. The source of the 2nd request is logged to the developer console. For a full working example, see our To-do Notifications app (View the example live).

const title = "Walk dog";

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

// Get the to-do list object that has this title as its title
const objectStoreTitleRequest = objectStore.get(title);

objectStoreTitleRequest.onsuccess = () => {
  // Grab the data object returned as the result
  const 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
  const updateTitleRequest = objectStore.put(data);

  // Log the source of this request
  console.log(`The source of this request is ${updateTitleRequest.source}`);
  // When this new request succeeds, run the displayData()
  // function again to update the display
  updateTitleRequest.onsuccess = () => { displayData(); };
};

Specifications

Specification
Indexed Database API 3.0
# ref-for-dom-idbrequest-source①

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also