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JSON-RPC methods

JSON-RPC API Reference

Below examples use wscat, a simple command line WebSocket client. Find out how to install and use it by visiting wscat GitHub repository.

parity_subscribe

Starts a subscription (on WebSockets / IPC / TCP transports) to results of calling some other RPC method. For every change in returned value of that RPC call a JSON-RPC notification with result and subscription ID will be sent to a client.

An example notification received by subscribing to eth_getBalance RPC method:

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "method": "parity_subscription",
    "params": {
        "result": "0x168e0074d33c31f18",
        "subscription": "0x070fa1c4d1b3fd81"
    }
}

You can unsubscribe using parity_unsubscribe RPC method. Subscriptions are also tied to a transport connection, disconnecting causes all subscriptions to be canceled.

Parameters

  1. String - RPC method name
  2. Array - Parameters passed to RPC method. (Optional, defaults to no parameters)
params: [
  "eth_getBalance",
  [
    "0xcd2a3d9f938e13cd947ec05abc7fe734df8dd826",
    "latest"
  ]
]

Returns

Example

Request

wscat -c localhost:8546
> {"method":"parity_subscribe","params":["eth_getBalance",["0x004702bdcC3C7dbFfd943136107E70B827028600","latest"]],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}

Response

{
    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "result": "0x070fa1c4d1b3fd81",
    "id": 1
}

parity_unsubscribe

Unsubscribes from a subscription.

Parameters

  1. String - Subscription ID
params: ["0x070fa1c4d1b3fd81"]

Returns

Example

Request

wscat -c localhost:8546
> {"method":"parity_unsubscribe","params":["0x070fa1c4d1b3fd81"],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}

Response

{
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "result": true
}