Returns a new [Database](database/database.html) object.

var dbShell = window.openDatabase(database_name, database_version, database_displayname, database_size);


The method creates a new SQL Lite Database and returns a [Database](database/database.html) object that allows manipulation of the data.

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • BlackBerry WebWorks (OS 6.0 and higher)
  • iOS
  • Tizen

Quick Example

var db = window.openDatabase("test", "1.0", "Test DB", 1000000);

Full Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Storage Example</title>

    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="cordova-x.x.x.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">

    // Wait for device API libraries to load
    document.addEventListener("deviceready", onDeviceReady, false);

    // device APIs are available
    function onDeviceReady() {
        var db = window.openDatabase("test", "1.0", "Test DB", 1000000);

    <p>Open Database</p>