Documentation exported from Bitcoin Core 0.20.0

getrawtransaction (0.20.0 RPC)










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'.

1. txid         (string, required) The transaction id
2. verbose      (boolean, optional, default=false) If false, return a string, otherwise return a json object
3. blockhash    (string, optional) The block in which to look for the transaction

Result (if verbose is not set or set to false):
"str"    (string) The serialized, hex-encoded data for 'txid'

Result (if verbose is set to true):
{                                    (json object)
  "in_active_chain" : true|false,    (boolean) Whether specified block is in the active chain or not (only present with explicit "blockhash" argument)
  "hex" : "hex",                     (string) The serialized, hex-encoded data for 'txid'
  "txid" : "hex",                    (string) The transaction id (same as provided)
  "hash" : "hex",                    (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" : xxx,                  (numeric) The lock time
  "vin" : [                          (json array)
    {                                (json object)
      "txid" : "hex",                (string) The transaction id
      "vout" : "str",                (string)
      "scriptSig" : {                (json object) The script
        "asm" : "str",               (string) asm
        "hex" : "hex"                (string) hex
      "sequence" : n,                (numeric) The script sequence number
      "txinwitness" : [              (json array)
        "hex",                       (string) hex-encoded witness data (if any)
  "vout" : [                         (json array)
    {                                (json object)
      "value" : n,                   (numeric) The value in BTC
      "n" : n,                       (numeric) index
      "scriptPubKey" : {             (json object)
        "asm" : "str",               (string) the asm
        "hex" : "str",               (string) the hex
        "reqSigs" : n,               (numeric) The required sigs
        "type" : "str",              (string) The type, eg 'pubkeyhash'
        "addresses" : [              (json array)
          "str",                     (string) bitcoin address
  "blockhash" : "hex",               (string) the block hash
  "confirmations" : n,               (numeric) The confirmations
  "blocktime" : xxx,                 (numeric) The block time expressed in UNIX epoch time
  "time" : n                         (numeric) Same as "blocktime"

> 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;'
> bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction "mytxid" false "myblockhash"
> bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction "mytxid" true "myblockhash"