I am trying to check if a transaction is confirmed or not via RPC commands. At first I tried to use gettransaction, but it doesn't work.

Then I use getrawtransaction and decode it:

         "script_string":"OP_DUP OP_HASH160 0f14a815e42dcdff9c8239a7393b2a9a63a8b68d OP_EQUALVERIFY OP_CHECKSIG",

And I got the above result. But I don't understand what is written, how can I know if it has been confirmed without relying on Blockexplorer?



The decoderawtransaction RPC call oddly omits the confirmations field in the resulting JSON output. Instead of using decoderawtransaction, try this:

$ bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction <tx_id> true

(Notice the "true" at the end, which means "output as json")

This will return JSON that has a "confirmations" field in the top level of the returned object.

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  • hi thanks for the reply... but i am getting Error: value is type bool, expected int – OneyesOneno Jan 25 '18 at 10:54
  • @OneyesOneno ah sorry, we might be on different versions. try: bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction <tx_id> 1 – Tony Rizko Jan 25 '18 at 11:07
  • hii... its me again.. i try 1 , it return  parameter 1 must be hexadecimal string (not '04e66db5c1dc6471c6e518636ed66f99cbb853a2bb3303cd0a60403d49e66a4') (code -8) .. then it try getrawtransaction (tx_id) verbose = it return Error: Error parsing JSON:verbose – OneyesOneno Jan 25 '18 at 12:02
  • hi @OneyesOneno, it looks like the hex string you are providing is invalid: (04e66db5c1dc6471c6e518636ed66f99cbb853a2bb3303cd0a60403d49e‌​66a4). You are missing 3 more hex digits. – Tony Rizko Jan 25 '18 at 20:10
  • wow you are absolutely right about it. Thanks you so much! – OneyesOneno Jan 26 '18 at 1:15

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