Firebase - Read Data

In this chapter, we will show you how to read Firebase data. The following image shows the data we want to read.

Firebase Read Data DB

We can use the on() method to retrieve data. This method is taking the event type as "value" and then retrieves the snapshot of the data. When we add val() method to the snapshot, we will get the JavaScript representation of the data.


Let us consider the following example.

var ref = firebase.database().ref();

ref.on("value", function(snapshot) {
}, function (error) {
   console.log("Error: " + error.code);

If we run the following code, our console will show the data.

Firebase Read Data Log

In our next chapter, we will explain other event types that you can use for reading data.