I am trying to filter Transfer events from my local ethereum node using web3 py. I have created a venv in visual studio code. My code is as follows:

def decodeLogswithfilter(t1, t2, abi1, addr):
    mycontract = geth.eth.contract(address=addr, abi=abi1)
    filter = mycontract.eventFilter(
        'Transfer', {'fromBlock': t1, 'toBlock': t2})
    eventlist = filter.get_all_entries

decodeLogswithfilter(start, ending_block,
                         abi['result'], geth.toChecksumAddress(current_addr))

I have also tried using createFilter as well but it gives me the same error that Contract object has no attribute eventFilter.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/mnt/ssd/erc721/queryBlockchain.py", line 150, in <module>
    abi['result'], geth.toChecksumAddress(current_addr))
  File "/mnt/ssd/erc721/queryBlockchain.py", line 71, in decodeLogswithfilter
    filter = mycontract.eventFilter(
AttributeError: 'Contract' object has no attribute 'eventFilter'

I have also tried upgrading my web3 package as suggested online, but the error didn't resolve.

1 Answer 1



filter = mycontract.eventFilter(
        'Transfer', {'fromBlock': t1, 'toBlock': t2})
eventlist = filter.get_all_entries


filter = mycontract.events.Transfer.createFilter(fromBlock=t1, toBlock=t2 )

assuming Transfer is the eventname in solidity, This is for web3==5.5.1 version.

  • I did and got the following error Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/ethereumpc1/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/web3/providers/ipc.py", line 239, in make_request raw_response += sock.recv(4096) socket.timeout: timed out
    – mzaidi
    Apr 10, 2020 at 18:12
  • Make sure your local eth blockchain is working, This error implies that connection couldn't be established. Apr 10, 2020 at 18:15
  • The local blockchain is working, but the code is still throwing the same error.
    – mzaidi
    Apr 11, 2020 at 15:25
  • It seems everytime i run the code the node gets disconnected and the system hangs. Im using the system remotely through teamviewer. Is it because of a poor internet connection?
    – mzaidi
    Apr 11, 2020 at 15:46
  • Are u talking about remix? Apr 11, 2020 at 18:01

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