POST push_transaction

Drop-in replacement for submitting a transaction to the network, but can optionally block the request until the transaction is either in a block or in an irreversible block.

Usage

/v1/chain/push_transaction

Pushes a transaction to the blockchain, with the possibility to request additional guarantees:

  • with HTTP Header: X-Eos-Push-Guarantee: in-block, the call is blocking until the transaction makes it into a valid block

  • with HTTP Header: X-Eos-Push-Guarantee: handoff:1, the call is blocking until the transaction makes it into a block that is still in the longest chain after block production got handed off to a different BP 1, 2 or 3 times (with handoffs:2 and handoffs:3)

  • with HTTP Header: X-Eos-Push-Guarantee: irreversible, the call is blocking until the block in which the transaction was inserted becomes irreversible.

The content of the request and response is identical to the regular “push_transaction” endpoint, except:

  • The response will contain those extra fields: block_id and block_num to inform you of the actual block containing the transaction.

  • The traces returned (under processed) are from the actual execution of the block, instead of being speculative traces of the edge node (like it is normally).

Status of support for cleos

cleos --header "X-Eos-Push-Guarantee: in-block" --header "Authorization: Bearer YOURTOKENHERE" push transaction mytx.json
cleos --header "X-Eos-Push-Guarantee: handoffs:2" --header "Authorization: Bearer YOURTOKENHERE" push transaction mytx.json

You need cleos version 1.4.1 or higher to use the X-Eos-Push-Guarantee feature.

Older version of cleos have an issue addressed in this PR

eosc -H "Authorization: Bearer YOURTOKENHERE" -H "X-Eos-Push-Guarantee: irreversible" -u "https://mainnet.eos.dfuse.io" tx push mytx.json
eosc -H "Authorization: Bearer YOURTOKENHERE" -H "X-Eos-Push-Guarantee: handoffs:3" -u "https://mainnet.eos.dfuse.io" transfer sourceaccount destination 5

You can always use eosc to use the feature:

Deferred transactions

In the case of a transaction set with a non-zero delay_sec, the guarantee is set on the “scheduling” step of that transaction, not its execution (which could be far off in the future.)

The returned traces are also the traces of that “scheduling” step, from the block, and not the speculative execution of the edge node.