How to use it

// Import required libraries and modules from Tatum SDK
import { TatumSDK, Tezos, Network } from '@tatumio/tatum';

// Initialize the Tatum SDK for Tezos
const tatum = await TatumSDK.init<Tezos>({ network: Network.TEZOS });

// Define the input parameters as a dictionary object
const params = {
    contractId: 'YOUR_CONTRACT_ID',     // Specify the contract ID
    chainId: 'YOUR_CHAIN_ID',           // Specify the chain ID (Network identifier)
    blockId: 'YOUR_BLOCK_ID',           // Optional: Specify the block ID if needed
    normalizeTypes: false               // Optional: Set to true if you want to normalize types

// Access the complete status of a contract
const contractStatus = await tatum.rpc.getContract(params);

// Log the contract status
console.log(`Status of Contract ${params.contractId}:`, contractStatus);

// Always destroy the Tatum SDK instance when done to stop any background processes
await tatum.destroy();


The getContract method allows you to access the complete status of a contract in the Tezos blockchain. This includes information about the contract's balance, delegate, script, and counter.

Example Use Cases:

  1. Contract Analysis: Developers and auditors can use this method to retrieve detailed information about a specific contract, including its balance, delegate, script, and counter.

  2. Contract Interaction: Users may want to examine the status of a contract to verify its current balance or delegate.

Request Parameters

The getContract method requires the following parameters, all included in the params dictionary object:

  • contractId (string, required): A contract identifier encoded in b58check, representing the contract for which you want to access the status.

  • chainId (string, required): The network identifier (chain ID) for the Tezos blockchain.

  • blockId (string, optional): The unique identifier (hash) of the block. This parameter is optional, and if not provided, the method will retrieve the status from the latest block.

  • normalizeTypes (boolean, optional): Whether types should be normalized (annotations removed, combs flattened) or kept as they appeared in the original script. Set to true for normalization or false to keep original types.

Return Object

The method returns an object representing the complete status of the specified contract, including the following properties:

  • balance (positive big number): The balance of the contract, represented as a positive big number.

  • delegate (public key hash): The delegate of the contract, represented as a Tezos public key hash (Base58Check-encoded).

  • script (scripted contract): The script associated with the contract, represented as a scripted contract object.

  • counter (positive big number): The counter of the contract, represented as a positive big number.

Users can utilize this information for various purposes, such as contract analysis and verification.

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