How to use it

// yarn add @tatumio/tatum

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

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

const res = await tatum.rpc.transactionEntry('C53ECF838647FA5A4C780377025FEC7999AB4182590510CA461444B207AB74A9', {
  ledgerIndex: '56865245',

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


The transaction_entry method retrieves information on a single transaction from a specific ledger version. It does not search all ledgers for the specified transaction, unlike the tx method, which does. The transaction_entry method is useful for fetching transaction data from a specified ledger, making it an essential method for auditing or tracking transaction histories.

It's important to note that this method does not support retrieving information from the current in-progress ledger. A ledger version must be specified in either ledger_index or ledger_hash.

This method can fail to find the transaction due to the following reasons:

  • The transaction does not exist.

  • The transaction exists, but not in the specified ledger version.

  • The server does not have the specified ledger version available. Another server that has the correct version on hand may have a different response.


The parameters required for this method are:

  • txHash: (String) The unique hash of the transaction you are looking up.

  • options: (Ledger) Options for specifying the ledger to use. It includes the following properties:

    • ledger_hash: (Optional) A 20-byte hex string for the ledger version to use.

    • ledger_index: (Optional) The ledger index of the ledger to use, or a shortcut string to choose a ledger automatically.

Return Object

The transaction_entry method returns an object that provides detailed information about a transaction from a specified ledger. The object contains the following fields:

  • ledger_index: A number that represents the ledger index of the ledger version the transaction was found in; this is the same as the one from the request.

  • ledger_hash: A string that represents the identifying hash of the ledger version the transaction was found in; this is the same as the one from the request. This field may be omitted.

  • metadata: An object that represents the transaction metadata. This shows the exact results of the transaction in detail.

  • tx_json: An object that represents the JSON representation of the Transaction object.

JSON-RPC Request Example

  "method": "transaction_entry",
  "params": [
      "tx_hash": "C53ECF838647FA5A4C780377025FEC7999AB4182590510CA461444B207AB74A9",
      "ledger_index": 56865245

JSON-RPC Response Example

  "result": {
    "ledger_hash": "793E56131D8D4ABFB27FA383BFC44F2978B046E023FF46C588D7E0C874C2472A",
    "ledger_index": 56865245,
    "metadata": { /* Detailed result of the transaction */ },
    "status": "success",
    "tx_json": { /* JSON representation of the Transaction object */ },
    "validated": true

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