TxMonitor Client

As described in the Local Tx Monitor user guide, Ogmios gives ways to inspect the attached node’s mempool. A new TxMonitorClient can be created using an interaction context and be used to run many queries.

Note that all queries are blocking on this client and in particular, the awaitAcquire query. The latter will only return once a new snapshot (that is, different from the one currently acquired, if any) can be acquired. It can therefore be used as a notification mechanism to automatically ‘wake up’ when something has changed in the mempool.

A typical usage of the mempool consist of acquiring a snapshot, get all the transactions in the mempool, and then wait for a new snapshot to become available. The complete API reference can be found here.

import { createTxMonitorClient, TxMonitor } from '@cardano-ogmios/client'

const client = await createTxMonitorClient(context)

let txs;

await client.awaitAcquire() // first 'awaitAcquire' should resolve instantly
txs = await fetchAllTxs(client)
doSomething(txs)

await client.awaitAcquire() // second is blocking, waiting for a change
txs = await fetchAllTxs(client)
doSomething(txs)

// Eventually... once done
await client.release()

// A recursive function to fetch the 'nextTx' until there's no more to fetch.
async function fetchAllTxs(client) {
  const tx = await client.nextTx()

  if (tx === null) {
    return []
  }
    
  return [tx].concat(await fetchAllTxs(client))
}