According to the Web3.py Documentation: http://web3py.readthedocs.io/en/latest/filters.html

event_filter = contract.events.myEvent.createFilter(fromBlock='latest', {'filter': {'arg1':10}})


Then I got: "SyntaxError: positional argument follows keyword argument"

Then I removed "fromBlock='lastest',"

event_filter = contract.events.myEvent.createFilter({'filter': {'arg1':10}})

Then I got: "TypeError: createFilter() takes 1 positional argument but 2 were given"

Ok... then I Googled that... https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23944657/typeerror-method-takes-1-positional-argument-but-2-were-given

let's try: my_new_object = cInst.events()

Then I got "TypeError: 'ContractEvents' object is not callable"

Does this web3.py Documentation work at all??? I am so disappointed... :(

Please help. Thank you

1 Answer 1


You can use the following method in web3py to get events:

myfilter = mycontract.eventFilter('EventName', {'fromBlock': 0,'toBlock': 'latest'});
eventlist = myfilter.get_all_entries()

eventlist will be a list of dictionaries containing the parameters of each event that had happened.

Hope this helps.

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    – Russo
    May 28, 2018 at 7:43
  • This seems to be a problem with your node connection, are you running your own node?, be sure that you are actually connected to the network, let me know how it goes.
    – Jaime
    May 28, 2018 at 8:05
  • Jaime, you are absolutely correct. The node was down... Thank you!
    – Russo
    May 29, 2018 at 3:14
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    Jaime, I got it: event_list[idx].args.eventArgument1 !!! THANK YOU!
    – Russo
    May 30, 2018 at 5:11
  • How could I also add filter @Jaime ?
    – alper
    Jul 3, 2018 at 0:20

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