getEpochInfo | Solana

Solana getEpochInfo method

The Solana getEpochInfo method returns information about the current epoch.

This method provides detailed information about the current epoch, including the epoch number, the number of slots in the epoch, the current slot, and more. It is useful for tracking the progress of the network over time.

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Parameters

  • commitment โ€” (optional) the level of commitment desired:
    • processed โ€” the node has processed the block and the block may be on a fork.
    • confirmed โ€” the block is confirmed by the cluster as not being on a fork.
    • finalized โ€” the block is finalized by the cluster.

Response

  • value โ€” the epoch information:
    • epoch โ€” the current epoch.
    • slotIndex โ€” the current slot index.
    • slotsInEpoch โ€” the total number of slots in the current epoch.
    • absoluteSlot โ€” the current slot.
    • blockHeight โ€” the current block height.
    • transactionCount โ€” the total number of transactions processed so far.

Use case

A practical use case for getEpochInfo is to track the progress of the network over time. This can be useful for network monitoring tools or other applications that need to display or make use of this information.

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