How to use it

// yarn add @tatumio/tatum

import { TatumSDK, Solana, Network } from '@tatumio/tatum'

const tatum = await TatumSDK.init<Solana>({ network: Network.SOLANA })

const res = await tatum.rpc.getTokenAccountBalance('DhzDoryP2a4rMK2bcWwJxrE2uW6ir81ES8ZwJJPPpxDN')

await tatum.destroy() // Destroy Tatum SDK - needed for stopping background jobs


The getTokenAccountBalance method provides the ability to fetch the current balance of a given SPL Token account. It is used when you want to know the amount of tokens held in a specific token account. The token account is specified by its public key.


This method accepts two parameters:

  • pubkey (string, required): Pubkey of Token account to query, as base-58 encoded string

    • Example: "DhzDoryP2a4rMK2bcWwJxrE2uW6ir81ES8ZwJJPPpxDN"

  • options (object, optional): Configuration object containing the following fields:

    • commitment (string, optional): Specifies the confirmation level of data to be fetched.

      • Values: finalized confirmed processed

Return object

The getTokenAccountBalance method returns an object containing the following fields:

  • value: An object containing:

    • amount: The raw balance without decimals, a string representation of number

    • decimals: Number of base 10 digits to the right of the decimal place

    • uiAmount: Number or null. The balance, using mint-prescribed decimals DEPRECATED

    • uiAmountString: The balance as a string, using mint-prescribed decimals

If withContext is set to true, the response will also include a context object:

  • context: An object containing details about the context in which the data was fetched.

    • slot: The slot at which the data was fetched.

JSON-RPC Request Example

  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "id": 1,
  "method": "getTokenAccountBalance",
  "params": [
      "commitment": "finalized",
      "encoding": "base64"

JSON-RPC Response Example

  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "id": 1,
  "result": {
    "context": {
      "slot": 123456
    "value": {
      "amount": "10000",
      "decimals": 6,
      "uiAmount": 0.01,
      "uiAmountString": "0.01"