I saw this question, but there are contracts like the pcs's router which have no event defined in the contract, see this transaction for example.

How can I decode the logs in such transactions?


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You can fetch the logs related to transaction using Eth.get_transaction_receipt(tx_hash) . web3 should be connected into the network you are using, where the transaction is deployed.

>>> web3.eth.get_transaction_receipt('0x5c504ed432cb51138bcf09aa5e8a410dd4a1e204ef84bfed1be16dfba1b22060')
    'blockHash': '0x4e3a3754410177e6937ef1f84bba68ea139e8d1a2258c5f85db9f1cd715a1bdd',
    'blockNumber': 46147,
    'contractAddress': None,
    'cumulativeGasUsed': 21000,
    'from': '0xA1E4380A3B1f749673E270229993eE55F35663b4',
    'gasUsed': 21000,
    'logs': [],
    'logsBloom': '0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000...0000',
    'status': 1, # 0 or 1
    'to': '0x5DF9B87991262F6BA471F09758CDE1c0FC1De734',
    'transactionHash': '0x5c504ed432cb51138bcf09aa5e8a410dd4a1e204ef84bfed1be16dfba1b22060',
    'transactionIndex': 0, }) ```

From here you can fetch the logs, which should return transaction Receipt Event Logs corresponding to here.

>>> tx = web3.eth.get_transaction_receipt('0x4e07578a43f627e3a9fb2757cde7f796040868882229a35a68006a0b2aa5e21e')
>>> logs = tx["logs"]
  • I don't have a problem until here. I'm connected to network. I send a transaction and it will be approved by bsc and I'll get back a reciept. I've got "tx" and "logs". I have no event name in events. Nov 18, 2021 at 10:29
  • check the contract of pancakeswap router above in the question. there is no event defined in the source code. also in the documents on the pcs website, there is no information about events in the router's contract but functions Nov 18, 2021 at 10:34
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    I got it but the pancakeswap function may call other contract's function, I believe they migh have the events that are trigger
    – alper
    Nov 18, 2021 at 11:24
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    I do see events in contracts\interfaces\IPancakePair.sol in the source code (github.com/pancakeswap/pancake-swap-core/blob/master/contracts/…)
    – alper
    Nov 18, 2021 at 11:27
  • thanks man, so I've to figure out why contract.events is not populated with events Nov 18, 2021 at 20:05

This is solution how to decode data from log, without any adition network requests.

w3 = Web3(provider=Web3.HTTPProvider("your_RPC_provider"))
contract = w3.eth.contract(address=address, abi=contract_abi)
eld = EventLogDecoder(contract)

result = {
'address': '0x45dda9cb7c25131df268515131f647d726f50608', 
'topics': ['0xc42079f94a6350d7e6235f29174924f928cc2ac818eb64fed8004e115fbcca67', '0x0000000000000000000000004c60051384bd2d3c01bfc845cf5f4b44bcbe9de5', '0x000000000000000000000000a1bc0292191192b6f03fc0045a26592ce4719bba'], 
'data': '0xfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff4af79b90000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000199430ac4f396b900000000000000000000000000000000000060344446a57b653f75b746ecd6e80000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001db24a4d833c90130000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000031603', 
'blockNumber': '0x25235e9', 
'transactionHash': '0x03c147dd2c1e1e65b01628b1adc1e268db7188b7c4de2d38e1964a96f3395073',
'transactionIndex': '0x4e', 
'blockHash': '0x57ebe7b3dd2a3c0bf9cc7191bbaeb49f74043f2da81bb98220874909b040b6a0',
'logIndex': '0x142', 
'removed': False

out = eld.decode_log(result)

EventLogDecoder definition is in solution.

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