getBalance | Solana

Solana getBalance method

The Solana getBalance method returns the current balance of an account for a given public key.

This method provides the current number of lamports in the account. It is useful for checking the balance of an account at a specific commitment level.


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  • publicKey — the public key of the account to retrieve the balance for.
  • commitment — (optional) the level of commitment desired:
    • processed — the node has processed the block and the block may be on a fork.
    • confirmed — the block is confirmed by the cluster as not being on a fork.
    • finalized — the block is finalized by the cluster.


  • value — the current number of lamports in the account.

Use case

A practical use case for getBalance is to check the current balance of a Solana account. This can be useful for wallets or other applications that need to display or make use of this information.

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