I am trying this command to get transaction from bitcoin testnet:

curl  --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "gettransaction", "params": ["txId"] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;' http://username:password@IP:PORT/

And i am getting following error

{ "result":null, "error":{"code" :-32601, "message" : "Method not found"}, id:curltext}

2 Answers 2


Is your core compiled with the wallet? Because gettransaction RPC get wallet transactions, and hence need wallet capabilities. For general transactions, you should use getrawtransaction instead.
I ran it here (with wallet enabled) and works just fine.


You're passing invalid transaction to the gettransaction method.

  • no that's not the case. I am passing a valid txId. Commented Dec 26, 2018 at 9:11

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