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I'm using bitcoind and would like to understand how to create transactions that send inputs from many specifically selected addresses (from my wallet) to one destination address. I want to do manually what the sendtoaddress command does automatically.

If this operation requires me to create a raw transaction could you please provide a working example? I already read bitcoin.it:raw_transactions, but it is hard to understand without an example and unfortunately the wiki article doesn't provide any.

I would appreciate help greatly.

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    Please be careful, I have seen many people accidently mess up with raw transactions. Such as sending hundreads of BTC as a miners fee or the likes. – MaxSan Sep 16 '13 at 14:44
  • I will plan to test dipply with small amounts first. – Arsenius Sep 16 '13 at 15:28
  • There is also the "testnet" which is made for testing – RentFree Nov 17 '13 at 5:36
  • Look this, you have a example: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/68820/… – Thamer Mazzuca Martins Jan 17 '18 at 18:38
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When you have a bitcoin balance, that balance is actually unspent outputs from transactions your addresses have already received.

So when you want to send a raw transaction, what you include in that is the transactions and unspent outputs from those transactions... these can be from any address in your wallet.

The basic idea is;

createrawtransaction signrawtransaction sendrawtransaction

If you google around, you'll find plenty of examples of their use.

  • Cool, please mark as answer to give me some cred :) – ManreeRist Sep 17 '13 at 23:39
  • Not enough reputation to do it, but I will. – Arsenius Oct 3 '13 at 4:56
  • Coinbin seem to require internet/blockchain access in order to create a raw transaction. Is this true with all methods of creating raw transactions? – Alex Millar May 29 '15 at 21:51

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