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Dragonchain JS SDK

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Talk to your dragonchain.


Full docs for the SDK can be found here.


npm i dragonchain-sdk --save

Tutorial / Examples

A tutorial on creating a custom contract can be found here.

Initialize The Client

const sdk = require('dragonchain-sdk');

const main = async () => {
  const client = await sdk.createClient({
    dragonchainId: 'c2dffKwiGj6AGg4zHkNswgEcyHeQaGr4Cm5SzsFVceVv'
  // Do something with the client here



const call = await client.getBlock({ blockId: '56841' });

if (call.ok) {
  console.log('Successful call!');
  console.log(`Block: ${call.response}`);
} else {
  console.error('Something went wrong!');
  console.error(`HTTP status code from chain: ${call.status}`);
  console.error(`Error response from chain: ${call.response}`);


const searchResult = await client.queryTransactions({ transactionType: 'example', redisearchQuery: 'somethingInTxnTag' });

if (call.ok) {
  console.log('Successful call!');
  console.log(`Query Result: ${searchResult.response}`);
} else {
  console.error('Something went wrong!');
  console.error(`HTTP status code from chain: ${searchResult.status}`);
  console.error(`Error response from chain: ${searchResult.response}`);


In order to use this SDK, you need to have an Auth Key as well as an Auth Key ID for a given Dragonchain ID. It is also strongly suggested that you supply an endpoint locally so that a remote service isn't called to automatically discover your dragonchain endpoint. These can be loaded into the sdk in various ways, and are checked in the following order of precedence:

  1. The createClient method can be initialized with an object containing the parameters dragonchainId: <ID>, authKey: <KEY>, authKeyId: <KEY_ID>, and endpoint: <URL>

  2. The environment variables DRAGONCHAIN_ID, AUTH_KEY, AUTH_KEY_ID, and DRAGONCHAIN_ENDPOINT, can be set with the appropriate values

  3. An ini-style credentials file can be provided at ~/.dragonchain/credentials (or on Windows: %LOCALAPPDATA%\dragonchain\credentials) where the section name is the dragonchain id, with values for auth_key, auth_key_id, and endpoint. Additionally, you can supply a value for dragonchain_id in the default section to initialize the client for a specific chain without supplying an ID any other way

dragonchain_id = c2dffKwiGj6AGg4zHkNswgEcyHeQaGr4Cm5SzsFVceVv

auth_key_id = JSDMWFUJDVTC
auth_key = n3hlldsFxFdP2De0yMu6A4MFRh1HGzFvn6rJ0ICZzkE
endpoint = https://35a7371c-a20a-4830-9a59-5d654fcd0a4a.api.dragonchain.com

auth_key_id = OGNHGLYIFVUA
auth_key = aS73Si7agvX9gfxnLMh6ack9DEuidKiwQxkqBudXl81
endpoint = https://28567017-6412-44b6-80b2-12876fb3d4f5.api.dragonchain.com


In order to get the logging output of the sdk, a logger must be set (by default all logging is ignored).

In order to set the logger, simply call .setLogger on the root of the require/import. For example, if you just wanted to log with console (i.e. stdout, stderr, etc), you can set the logger like the following:

const sdk = require('dragonchain-sdk');

In that example, console can be replaced with any custom logger as long as it implements log, info, warn, debug, and error functions.

To reset the logger back to default (so it doesn't output anymore), simply called setLogger() with no params.


Migrating from version 3.X.X to version 4

If you update your dragonchain from version 3.X.X to version 4.0.0 or later, you will lose access to your version 3.X.X custom indexes. More information can be found here.

Transactions from before this update will still exist, and blockchain integrity will not be compromised. If there are important transactions that you would like to query from before the update, we suggest saving the transaction ids and getting the transactions directly. If you rely on custom indexes and queries, this section will guide you through key differences.

Custom Indexing in version 4.0.0 and later uses Redisearch. To create a custom index in these versions, you must create a new index using redisearch fields. Dragonchain version 4.0.0 supports the use of text, tag, and number fields. Your custom indexes may further be customized by specifying options. Options for text fields include weight, noStem, sortable, and noIndex. Options for tag fields include separator and noIndex. Options for number fields include sortable and noIndex. Just like with the previous indexing solution, each field must have a path and a fieldName (previously key) to uniquely identify it within a payload.

Querying on version 4.0.0 and later uses a different query syntax. Redisearch query syntax can be found here.

Dragonchains of version 4.0.0 or later will not support updating of custom indexes. Instead, an index must be deleted and then re-created to change its indexes. When an index is deleted, all indexed items will be permanently removed. Be cautious when deleting indexes as they cannot be recovered. Custom indexes for smart contracts and transaction types must be declared when they are created.

Method changes

  • queryTransactions method signature has changed from (luceneQuery, sort, offset, limit) to (transactionType, redisearchQuery, verbatim, offset, limit, sortBy, sortAscending, idsOnly). verbatim means that the query will not use stems and idsOnly improves performance by returning only the transaction ids that match the query, rather than the full object. Though the input parameters have changed, the return schema of query methods has not changed.

  • queryBlocks method signature has changed from (luceneQuery, sort, offset, limit) to (redisearchQuery, offset, limit, sortBy, sortAscending, idsOnly). It has the same behavior as queryTransactions.

  • customIndexFields has replaced customIndex in createTransactionType.

  • customIndexFields has been added to createSmartContract. This allows you to create custom indexes on the transaction type created by a smart contract in one step, which is required for custom indexes. The type is the same as the customIndexFields from the createTransactionType object.

  • querySmartContracts has been removed. listSmartContracts has been provided as an alternative and returns a list of all smart contracts on the chain.

  • updateTransactionType has been removed.


Dragonchain is happy to welcome contributions from the community. You can get started here.



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