Steem API Explorer

10 months ago
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Steem API Explorer is a tool for testing Steem API calls. It is useful for developers but also for people who just want to see the raw blockchain data.

Usage

Select what method you want to call and get a set of changeable parameters. The result can be viewed either as formatted JSON, raw JSON or expandable tree.

Errors

Errors are output explicitly and can be tracked to the the relevant API method in Steem, for example database_api::get_account_references as shown below.

Examples

Get this post
Get account lantto
Get trending categories
Get number of Steem accounts
Get pending Steem Dollar to Steem conversions for lantto
Get blockchain config
Get blockchain variables such as total supply and latest block number
Get block number 3963025
Get account creation fee
Get witness roadscape

Tips

  • Use the arrow keys to quickly browse methods and see what parameters they take.
  • Your last query is contained in the URL in case you want to share it.

Issues

  • get_account_references is not working due to this.
  • get_best_categories, get_active_categories and get_recent_categories seem unused if you look at this and will always return empty results. get_trending_categories works though.
  • For get_transaction and get_witnesses I haven't figured out what input they require. If anyone knows please give me a shout!

TODO

  • Add the remaining methods
  • Add loading spinner for slow methods
  • Description of parameters
  • Sortable table view for list results

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Feedback

I would love to hear your feedback as I'm sure there are many ways to improve this.


steemroll.io/api-explorer


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  ·  10 months ago

I like it .. no more curl just to see some data from the API! Good Job!

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  ·  10 months ago

Man, this is huge. Which node does it use underneath? Yours? I hope such node can survive traffic and last forever :) This one, this.piston etc. Getting SBD for such work could secure finances for maintaining hardware and developing software. Great work, thank you.

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  ·  10 months ago

Thanks a lot! I'm using https://steem.ws/ so the traffic is load-balanced between several nodes. We should definitely support @xeroc and @jesta who provide it.

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  ·  10 months ago

Great, @lantto answering you question about get_transaction, you put transaction tx as input, it works already:
http://steemroll.io/api-explorer/#method=get_transaction&params=["cd378a9da6f087f40c8baeb3e533ed09cea7dabe"]
this gives data of transaction you used to create this article
https://steemd.com/tx/cd378a9da6f087f40c8baeb3e533ed09cea7dabe

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54
  ·  10 months ago

Thank you! I need to go through the API and see what endpoints expose this ID and add it as documentation in the next version. Thanks again. :)

62
  ·  10 months ago

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Nice Tool - Keep on Steeming!

71
  ·  10 months ago

Very cool, nice job!

60
  ·  10 months ago

Wow, good job. I love how this community of developers is coming together.

48
  ·  10 months ago

Thank you! This awesome. I am writing a app for Steem and a tool like this comes in a handy when exploring API calls.

69
  ·  10 months ago

now I can migrate my toys from the python console to the web :) great job!

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54
  ·  10 months ago

That's cool. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

43
  ·  10 months ago

Great work! I follow for you.

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54
  ·  10 months ago

Thank you!

64
  ·  10 months ago

Wow! This was something I had totally wanted! Haha =D

69
  ·  10 months ago

I saw you said Description of parameters, but if you added full information about each method, what is was for, as well as the parameters... this could turn into the goto source for API documentation.

We could also use one for wallet commands ;)

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  ·  10 months ago

Thank you! That's a great idea and definitely something I should add in the next version. Right now some methods are pretty confusing.

Yeah, wallet commands through RPC is something I'm currently digging into (for another project) so we'll see what happens. :)

71
  ·  10 months ago

Very useful tool, thank you!

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  ·  16 days ago

Has this been kept up to date with the latest hardforks?