In Firebase when using push() How do I get the unique ID and store in my database

I am pushing data in firebase, but i want to store unique id in my database also . can somebody tell me,how to push the data with unique id.

i am trying like this

  writeUserData() {
    var key= ref.push().key();
    var newData={
        id: key,
        websiteName: this.webname.value,
        username: this.username.value,
        password : this.password.value,
        websiteLink : this.weblink.value

error is "ReferenceError: ref is not defined"



You can get the key by using the function key() of any ref object

There are two ways to invoke push in Firebase's JavaScript SDK.

  1. using push(newObject). This will generate a new push id and write the data at the location with that id.

  2. using push(). This will generate a new push id and return a reference to the location with that id. This is a pure client-side operation.

Knowing #2, you can easily get a new push id client-side with:

var newKey = ref.push().key();

You can then use this key in your multi-location update.

If you invoke the Firebase push() method without arguments it is a pure client-side operation.

var newRef = ref.push(); // this does *not* call the server

You can then add the key() of the new ref to your item:

var newItem = {
    name: 'anauleau'
    id: newRef.key()

And write the item to the new location:


in your case :

writeUserData() {
  var myRef = firebase.database().ref().push();
  var key = myRef.key();

  var newData={
      id: key,
      Website_Name: this.web_name.value,
      Username: this.username.value,
      Password : this.password.value,
      website_link : this.web_link.value



Firebase v3 Saving Data

function writeNewPost(uid, username, picture, title, body) {
  // A post entry.
  var postData = {
    author: username,
    uid: uid,
    body: body,
    title: title,
    starCount: 0,
    authorPic: picture

  // Get a key for a new Post.
  var newPostKey = firebase.database().ref().child('posts').push().key;

  // Write the new post's data simultaneously in the posts list and the user's post list.
  var updates = {};
  updates['/posts/' + newPostKey] = postData;
  updates['/user-posts/' + uid + '/' + newPostKey] = postData;

  return firebase.database().ref().update(updates);

You can get last inserted item id using Promise like this

let postRef = firebase.database().ref('/post');
postRef.push({ 'name': 'Test Value' })
    .then(res => {
        console.log(res.getKey()) // this will return you ID
    .catch(error => console.log(error));

It looks like now .push() always returns an Observable. When applied the solutions above I had the following error: "Type 'String' has no compatible call signatures".

That being said, I refer what did work in my case for this new version:

Type 'String' has no compatible call signatures


Try this . It worked for me

this.addressRef.push(addressObj).then(res => {
    console.log("address key = " + res.key) ;

Here res.getKey() will not work but use res.key to get the latest push ID


This worked for me:

 var insertData = firebase.database().ref().push(newData);
 var insertedKey = insertData.getKey(); // last inserted key

See Here: Saving data with firebase.


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