How can I construct the ABI code for a contract event?

I don't need the whole contract ABI.


  • transferFrom(address,address,uint256)
  • executeMetaTransaction(address,bytes,bytes32,bytes32,uint8)

I need to get the ABI code for events like this.

Should I just create a basic contract with the event in Remix and compile it?

  • I just used this to get encoded data. Using the event + parameters and inputting data from a txn from the contract. Is there any way to get the ABI json from the encoded data? abi.hashex.org
    – jinsley8
    Feb 10, 2023 at 5:24
  • just keccak the string transferFrom(address,address,uint256) and you will get the "abi code" which is just a hash. this is how it is done by Geth: github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/blob/…
    – Nulik
    Feb 10, 2023 at 14:23

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You can get the whole ABI via Etherscan API and then via for loop filter out only the event related part.

Here is a snippet from a Python code on how to do it:

# contract ABI extraction via Etherscan API
events = []
etherscan_url = f'https://api-goerli.etherscan.io/api?module=contract&action=getabi&address={contract_address}&apikey={etherscan_api}'
etherscan_response = requests.get(etherscan_url)
etherscan_content = etherscan_response.json()
contract_abi = etherscan_content.get("result")
contract_abi_dict = json.loads(contract_abi)
print(f"ABI: {contract_abi}")

# Event name extraction
for i, j in enumerate(contract_abi_dict):
    if contract_abi_dict[i]['type'] == "event":
  • I'm looking at a contract on Polygonscan that doesn't have their Contract verified so can't do this.
    – jinsley8
    Feb 10, 2023 at 8:15
  • You will need to get the code itself and once compiled in Remix for example, you can get the ABI manually.
    – f22daniel
    Feb 10, 2023 at 9:11

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