getrawtransaction

getrawtransaction "txid" ( verbose "blockhash" )

Return the raw transaction data.

By default this function only works for mempool transactions. When called with a blockhash argument, getrawtransaction will return the transaction if the specified block is available and the transaction is found in that block. When called without a blockhash argument, getrawtransaction will return the transaction if it is in the mempool, or if -txindex is enabled and the transaction is in a block in the blockchain.

Hint: Use gettransaction for wallet transactions.

If verbose is ‘true’, returns an Object with information about ‘txid’.

If verbose is ‘false’ or omitted, returns a string that is serialized, hex-encoded data for ‘txid’.

Argument #1 - txid

Type: string, required

The transaction id

Argument #2 - verbose

Type: boolean, optional, default=false

If false, return a string, otherwise return a json object

Argument #3 - blockhash

Type: string, optional

The block in which to look for the transaction

Result (if verbose is not set or set to false)

Name Type Description
data string The serialized, hex-encoded data for ‘txid’

Result (if verbose is set to true)

{
  "in_active_chain": b, (bool) Whether specified block is in the active chain or not (only present with explicit "blockhash" argument)
  "hex" : "data",       (string) The serialized, hex-encoded data for 'txid'
  "txid" : "id",        (string) The transaction id (same as provided)
  "hash" : "id",        (string) The transaction hash (differs from txid for witness transactions)
  "size" : n,             (numeric) The serialized transaction size
  "vsize" : n,            (numeric) The virtual transaction size (differs from size for witness transactions)
  "weight" : n,           (numeric) The transaction's weight (between vsize*4-3 and vsize*4)
  "version" : n,          (numeric) The version
  "locktime" : ttt,       (numeric) The lock time
  "vin" : [               (array of json objects)
     {
       "txid": "id",    (string) The transaction id
       "vout": n,         (numeric)
       "scriptSig": {     (json object) The script
         "asm": "asm",  (string) asm
         "hex": "hex"   (string) hex
       },
       "sequence": n      (numeric) The script sequence number
       "txinwitness": ["hex", ...] (array of string) hex-encoded witness data (if any)
     }
     ,...
  ],
  "vout" : [              (array of json objects)
     {
       "value" : x.xxx,            (numeric) The value in BTC
       "n" : n,                    (numeric) index
       "scriptPubKey" : {          (json object)
         "asm" : "asm",          (string) the asm
         "hex" : "hex",          (string) the hex
         "reqSigs" : n,            (numeric) The required sigs
         "type" : "pubkeyhash",  (string) The type, eg 'pubkeyhash'
         "addresses" : [           (json array of string)
           "address"        (string) bitcoin address
           ,...
         ]
       }
     }
     ,...
  ],
  "blockhash" : "hash",   (string) the block hash
  "confirmations" : n,      (numeric) The confirmations
  "blocktime" : ttt         (numeric) The block time in seconds since epoch (Jan 1 1970 GMT)
  "time" : ttt,             (numeric) Same as "blocktime"
}

Examples

bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction "mytxid"
bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction "mytxid" true
curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "getrawtransaction", "params": ["mytxid", true] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;' http://127.0.0.1:8332/
bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction "mytxid" false "myblockhash"
bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction "mytxid" true "myblockhash"