The set() prototype method of the WebAssembly.Table object mutates a reference stored at a given index to a different value.


table.set(index, value);


The index of the function reference you want to mutate.
The value you want to mutate the reference to. This must be an exported WebAssembly function, a JavaScript wrapper for an underlying wasm function.

Return value




The following example (see table2.html source code and live version) creates a new WebAssembly Table instance with an initial size of 2 references. We then print out the table length and contents of the two indexes (retrieved via Table.prototype.get()) to show that the length is two, and the indexes currently contain no function references (they currently return null).

var tbl = new WebAssembly.Table({initial:2, element:"anyfunc"});

We then create an import object that contains a reference to the table:

var importObj = {
  js: {

Finally, we load and instantiate a wasm module (table2.wasm) using the WebAssembly.instantiateStreaming(), log the table length, and invoke the two referenced functions that are now stored in the table (the table2.wasm module (see text representation) adds two function references to the table, both of which print out a simple value):

WebAssembly.instantiateStreaming(fetch('table2.wasm'), importObject)
.then(function(obj) {

Note how you've got to include a second function invocation operator at the end of the accessor to actually invoke the referenced function and log the value stored inside it (e.g. get(0)() rather than get(0)) .

This example shows that we're creating and accessing the table from JavaScript, but the same table is visible and callable inside the wasm instance too.


Specification Status Comment
WebAssembly JavaScript Interface
The definition of 'set()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial draft definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support5716522 No4411
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support5757 Yes1522 ?117.0

1. This feature is behind the Experimental JavaScript Features preference.

2. Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).

See also

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