Questions tagged [action]

Actions specify and implement the behaviour for smart contracts and operate primarily in a message-based communication model. Questions may relate to sending, receiving, analysing, interpreting, and implementing actions; action specification and rules, and others.

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How to do something when your contract is an action notification recipient (like when it receives funds)?

The EOSIO_ABI macro seems to only forward actions meant for our contract. How do you also listen to all other contract actions (like the very common transfer action for the account "eosio.token")? I ...
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Account of caller of action

Is there a way to get the account of the caller within an action? If not, I would need to add an extra parameter to the action containing the action name and then do some verification. It would be ...
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List of available datatypes for action parameter

I am wondering where I can find a list of supported datatypes that can be used in an actions parameters. Edit: Should have specified this better. I am writing some actions such as: /// @abi action ...
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Transfer EOS tokens inside a smart contract from an account to another

I want to implement, in my smart contract(C++), a function that forwards EOS token to another account. This is actually a basic question, but is that possible actually? Please, could you share the ...
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What are naming rules for actions, tables and contracts?

Since strings internally are converted to uint64 for space efficiency on the eos.io blockchain what are the restrictions that need to be followed for: actions tables index identifiers (within ...
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Reading table rows with EOSJS

Is there a way to receive the return output of an action with EOSJS? Say for example I have an action that reads columns from a table, sums a row and returns the result. How would I structure the ...
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Make a transfer inline

I would like to send SYS token owned by the smart contract account to a third party account when anyone call a specific action. I have tried the following code but I am getting an error: [[eosio::...
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How to push a vector to an action

I'm troubled with a problem about how I can use command line cleos push action to push a vector to an already existing action, such as: void vectortest(const std::vector &vec) ; Anyone who can ...
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Is it possible to create new contract from another?

Ethereum has a opportunity to create new contract from another. Does eosio has the same? I found a code with new account creation, but I didn't find nothing about setting code and abi from contract.
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How to send an action from one contract to another?

From contract A, I want to send an action to contract B. How to do that? There is SEND_INLINE_ACTION but that seems to need a pointer to the contract (usually *this), correct? Solution Using action....
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What is the purpose of `require_recipient`?

I saw the description of the function require_recipient and it says: Add the specified account to set of accounts to be notified I would like to understand what's the purpose of receive this ...
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What's the symbol that makes one action unique?

When I use the command cleos get actions <account_name> -j,I got three actions which have different receivers, but belong to the same transfer. I know that the three actions are for accounts who ...
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How to get operations history of account?

Should I analyze all the blocks or are there some methods in the eosjs library?
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Transaction took too long

I occurred this Error 3080006: transaction took too long when push my own contract action. the push action cmd had no setting '-X'. It's weird because I pushed the same action with two different ...
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Can actions have return types?

I've been looking at most of the example contracts and every action seems to return void. Does this mean that you can not have a return type for your actions? Instead, would you have to send a ...
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How do you stream data from an input file when writing contracts on EOS?

I emulated the tic.tac.toe tutorial code and made a simple contract that allows me to add and remove car information. However, I can only push action one at a time and this only allows me to add/...
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Passing a string to an action?

I have an action that needs to operate on a string: void token::MyAction(std::string key); so I would expect I can make the call like this: cleos push action MyAccount MyAction '["burn"]' -p ...