eth_getFilterChanges | Fantom

Fantom API polling method used to retrieve updates from a filter. A filter is an object used to track changes to the state of the blockchain.


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Filters can be created using one of the following methods:

After creating a filter using one of the available methods, the resulting filter ID can be used to fetch changes by calling the eth_getFilterChanges method.



Note that the default interactive example in this page will not work as the filter will be expired.

To test eth_getFilterChanges in this page, first create a new filter using one of the following:

Then use the fresh filter ID as the parameter for eth_getFilterChanges.


  • string β€” the filter ID of the filter for which you want to retrieve the changes


  • array β€” an array that represents the changes that have occurred on the blockchain since the last time the filter was polled:
    • For filters created with eth_newBlockFilter:
      • blockHash β€” the hashes of the new blocks since the last time the filter was polled.
    • For filters created with eth_newPendingTransactionFilter:
      • transactionHash β€” the hashes identifying new pending transactions since the last time the filter was polled.
    • For filters created with eth_newFilter, the following event logs:
      • address β€” the contract address from which the event originated.
      • topics β€” an array of 32-byte data fields containing indexed event parameters.
      • data β€” the non-indexed data that was emitted along with the event.
      • blocknumber β€” the block number in which the event was included. null if it is pending.
      • transactionhash β€” the hash of the transaction that triggered the event. null if pending.
      • transactionindex β€” the integer index of the transaction within the block's list of transactions. null if it is pending.
      • blockhash β€” the hash of the block in which the event was included. null if it is pending.
      • logindex β€” the integer identifying the index of the event within the block's list of events. null if pending.
      • removed β€” the boolean value indicating if the event was removed from the blockchain due to a chain reorganization. True if the log was removed. False if it is a valid log.

eth_getFilterChanges code examples


Note that the web3.eth.filter methods have been deprecated and replaced with the web3.eth.subscribe in web3.js. See web3.js subscriptions.

const ethers = require('ethers');
const provider = new ethers.JsonRpcProvider(NODE_URL);

async function getFilterChanges(filter) {
  try {
    const changes = await provider.send('eth_getFilterChanges', [filter]);
    console.log(changes); // Log the with the new data
  } catch (err) {
    console.error(err); // Handle errors that may occur

const filterId =  '0x4e7ef166cd43f188b0f8f9e218966a8f' //'YOUR_FILTER_iD'
from web3 import Web3  
web3 = Web3(Web3.HTTPProvider(node_url))

def get_filtered_events(filter_id):
        filter_changes = web3.eth.get_filter_changes(filter_id)
        print(filter_changes) # the array of events that match the filter
    except Exception as e:

filter_id = '0x0'

Use case

The eth_getFilterChanges method can poll a filter to periodically retrieve new data. You can, for example, create a blocks filter using eth_newBlockFilter and periodically poll it to get new blocks.

Try the eth_getFilterChanges RPC method yourself

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