💎 Ethereum

trace_rawTransaction RPC Method

Executes a raw transaction but returns traces instead of posting it on chain.

Note: Chainnodes does not support trace_rawTransaction yet as erigon (opens in a new tab) hasn't implemented it to date. In the meantime you can easily replace this call with trace_call.


1.RAW TRANSACTION [required]

The raw transaction as a string.

2.TRACE TYPE [required]

  • array - The type of traces to include

    • vmTrace - Include the full trace of the virtual machine during the transaction

    • trace - Include the basic trace of the transaction

    • stateDiff - Include state changes caused by the transaction


  • object - The trace object

    • output - The output (return value) of the call

    • stateDiff - The state changes that would happen due to the transaction in the given eth_call

    • vmTrace - The full trace of the virtual machine's state during execution of the given eth_call, including any sub-calls

    • trace - The trace of the call

      • action - The action to be performed

        • from - The address of the sender

        • callType - The type of method such as call, delegatecall

        • gas - The gas provided by the sender

        • input - The input data of the call or delegatecall

        • to - The address of the receiver

        • value - The amount of ETH sent with this transaction

      • result - The result of the transaction

        • gasUsed - Gas used by the transaction

        • output - The return value of the call. Can be empty.

      • subtraces - The traces of internal transactions (calls made by the contract)

      • traceAddress - The list of addresses where the call was executed, the address of the parents and the order of the current sub call

      • type - The value of the method such as call or create

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  • HTTPS POST Request with a JSON RPC call in the body
  • Replace YOUR-API-KEY with the API key from your Chainnodes.org Dashboard
  • You can use a different supported network by replacing mainnet
curl https://mainnet.chainnodes.org/YOUR-API-KEY \
    -X POST \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -d '{"method":"trace_rawTransaction","params":["0xf6199ca6dca83e5d4d828ba4a586841067423d12da558bf1c3cd054c6be39bce",["statediff"]],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}'


    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "id": 1,
    "result": {
        "output": "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000858898f93629000",
        "stateDiff": {
            "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000": {
                "balance": {
                    "*": {
                        "from": "0x2722f4b4a37258f501e",
                        "to": "0x2722f48ab4cbdf40684"
                "code": "=",
                "nonce": {
                    "*": {
                        "from": "0x0",
                        "to": "0x1"
                "storage": {}
        "trace": [],
        "vmTrace": null