API

General

new Subspace(web3Provider [, options])

Constructor.

Parameters

  1. web3Provider - Object: a valid web3 websockets provider.
  2. options - Object (optional): Options used to initialize Subspace
    • dbFilename - String (optional): Name of the database where the information will be stored (default 'subspace.db')
    • callInterval - Number (optional): - Interval of time in milliseconds to query a contract/address to determine changes in state or balance (default: undefined. Obtains data every block).

init()

Initializes Subspace

Returns Promise that once it's resolved, will mean that Subspace is available to use

close()

Dispose and perform the cleanup necessary to remove the internal subscriptions and interval timers created by Subspace during its normal execution.

contract(instance|{abi,address})

Adds a track method to the web3 contract objects. You can obtain this functionality by passing a web3.eth.Contract instance, or the abi and address of your contract

Returns web3.eth.Contract object enhanced with .track() functions for methods and events.

Contract methods

myContract.events.MyEvent.track([options])

Track a contract event.

Parameters

  1. options - Object (optional): web3 filter options object to limit the number of events based on a block number range, or indexed filters
    • filter - Object (optional): Lets you filter events by indexed parameters, e.g. {filter: {myNumber: [12,13]}} means all events where "myNumber" is 12 or 13.
    • fromBlock - Number (optional): The block number from which to get events on.
    • toBlock - Number (optional): The block number to get events up to (Defaults to "latest")
    • topics - Array (optional): This allows you to manually set the topics for the event filter. If given the filter property and event signature, (topic[0]) will not be set automatically.

Returns RxJS Observable which will stream the event returnValues.

myContract.methods.myMethod([param1[, ...]]).track([callOptions])

Track a constant function / contract state variable on each block mined, or depending on the callInterval option used during Subspace initialization.

Parameters

  1. callOptions - Object (optional): The options used for calling.
    • from - String (optional): The address the call “transaction” should be made from.
    • gasPrice - String (optional): The gas price in wei to use for this call “transaction”.
    • gas - Number (optional): The maximum gas provided for this call “transaction” (gas limit).

Returns RxJS Observable which will stream the function / variable values. Data type will depend on the contract function invoked.

myContract.trackBalance(address [, tokenAddress])

Track a contract's balance changes for an address on each block mined, or depending on the callInterval option used during Subspace initialization.

Parameters

  1. address - String: The address to get the balance of.
  2. tokenAddress - String (optional): If you want to track the balance for an ERC20 contract, here you can specify the token address. Otherwise, Only ETH balances will be returned.

Returns RxJS Observable which will stream a string containing the address balance.

Low level API for data tracking

These are used in case you don't want to decorate your web3 contract objects, or if you want to track the balance for an specific address.

trackEvent(contractObject, eventName [, options])

Track a contract event.

Parameters

  1. contractObject - web3.eth.Contract: An already initialized contract object pointing to an address and containing a valid ABI.
  2. eventName - String: The name of the event to subscribe.
  3. options - Object (optional): web3 filter options object to limit the number of events based on a block number range, or indexed filters
    • filter - Object (optional): Lets you filter events by indexed parameters, e.g. {filter: {myNumber: [12,13]}} means all events where "myNumber" is 12 or 13.
    • fromBlock - Number (optional): The block number from which to get events on.
    • toBlock - Number (optional): The block number to get events up to (Defaults to "latest")
    • topics - Array (optional): This allows you to manually set the topics for the event filter. If given the filter property and event signature, (topic[0]) will not be set automatically.

Returns RxJS Observable which will stream the event returnValues.

trackProperty(contractObject, functionName [, functionArgs] [, callOptions])

Track a constant function / contract state variable on each block mined, or depending on the callInterval option used during Subspace initialization.

Parameters

  1. contractObject - web3.eth.Contract: An already initialized contract object pointing to an address and containing a valid ABI.
  2. functionName - String: Name of the function or variable whose values will be tracked.
  3. functionArgs - Array (optional): Array of arguments that the tracked function receives
  4. callOptions - Object (optional): The options used for calling.
    • from - String (optional): The address the call “transaction” should be made from.
    • gasPrice - String (optional): The gas price in wei to use for this call “transaction”.
    • gas - Number (optional): The maximum gas provided for this call “transaction” (gas limit).

Returns RxJS Observable which will stream the function / variable values. Data type will depend on the contract function invoked.

trackBalance(address [, tokenAddress])

Track balance changes for an address on each block mined, or depending on the callInterval option used during Subspace initialization.

Parameters

  1. address - String: The address to get the balance of.
  2. tokenAddress - String (optional): If you want to track the balance for an ERC20 contract, here you can specify the token address. Otherwise, Only ETH balances will be returned.

Returns RxJS Observable which will stream a string containing the address balance.

trackLogs(options [, abi])

Tracks incoming logs, filtered by the given options.

Parameters

  1. options - Object (optional): web3 filter options object to limit the number of logs
    • address - String|Array (optional): An address or a list of addresses to only get logs from particular account(s).
    • fromBlock - Number (optional): The block number from which to get events on.
    • topics - Array (optional): An array of values which must each appear in the log entries. The order is important, if you want to leave topics out use null, e.g. [null, '0x00...']. You can also pass another array for each topic with options for that topic e.g. [null, ['option1', 'option2']].
  2. abi - Array (optional): Array containing the ABI for the inputs of the logs received. It will automatically decode the logs using this ABI instead of returning the hexadecimal data.

Returns RxJS Observable which will stream the logs. If the inputs ABI is included in the call, the logs will be automatically decoded.