Query Ledger Data

Summary

In this section, we will guide you through querying your account balance, enabling you to retrieve the most current information about the available funds in your new Hedera account.

Prerequisites

Note: You can always check the "Code Check ✅ " section at the bottom of each page to view the entire code if you run into issues. You can also post your issue to the respective SDK channel in our Discord community here or on the GitHub repository here.


Query the account balance

Get the cost of requesting the query

You can request the cost of a query prior to submitting the query to the Hedera network. Checking an account balance is free of charge today. You can verify that by the method below.

//Request the cost of the query
Hbar queryCost = new AccountBalanceQuery()
     .setAccountId(newAccountId)
     .getCost(client);

System.out.println("The cost of this query is: " +queryCost);

Get the account balance

You will verify the account balance was updated for the new account by requesting a get account balance query. The current account balance should be the sum of the initial balance (1,000 tinybars) plus the transfer amount (1,000 tinybars) and equal to 2,000 tinybars.

//Check the new account's balance
AccountBalance accountBalanceNew = new AccountBalanceQuery()
     .setAccountId(newAccountId)
     .execute(client);

System.out.println("The account balance after the transfer: " +accountBalanceNew.hbars);
  • Set up your Hedera environment to submit transactions and queries.

  • Created an account.

  • Transferred HBAR to another account.

Do you want to keep learning? Visit our the SDKs & APIs section to take your learning experience to the next level. You can also find additional Java SDK examples here.


Code Check ✅

Your complete code file should look something like this:

Java
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.AccountId;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.HederaPreCheckStatusException;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.HederaReceiptStatusException;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.PrivateKey;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.Client;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.TransactionResponse;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.PublicKey;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.AccountCreateTransaction;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.Hbar;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.AccountBalanceQuery;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.AccountBalance;
import com.hedera.hashgraph.sdk.TransferTransaction;
import io.github.cdimascio.dotenv.Dotenv;

import java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException;

public class HederaExamples {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws TimeoutException, HederaPreCheckStatusException, HederaReceiptStatusException {

        //Grab your Hedera testnet account ID and private key
        AccountId myAccountId = AccountId.fromString(Dotenv.load().get("MY_ACCOUNT_ID"));
        PrivateKey myPrivateKey = PrivateKey.fromString(Dotenv.load().get("MY_PRIVATE_KEY"));
        
        // Create your connection to the Hedera network
        Client client = Client.forTestnet();

        //Set your account as the client's operator
        client.setOperator(myAccountId, myPrivateKey);
  
        // Set default max transaction fee & max query payment
        client.setMaxTransactionFee(new Hbar(100));
        client.setMaxQueryPayment(new Hbar(50));

        // Generate a new key pair
        PrivateKey newAccountPrivateKey = PrivateKey.generateED25519();
        PublicKey newAccountPublicKey = newAccountPrivateKey.getPublicKey();

        //Create new account and assign the public key
        TransactionResponse newAccount = new AccountCreateTransaction()
                .setKey(newAccountPublicKey)
                .setInitialBalance( Hbar.fromTinybars(1000))
                .execute(client);

        // Get the new account ID
        AccountId newAccountId = newAccount.getReceipt(client).accountId;
        
        System.out.println("\nNew account ID: " +newAccountId);

        //Check the new account's balance
        AccountBalance accountBalance = new AccountBalanceQuery()
                .setAccountId(newAccountId)
                .execute(client);
        
        System.out.println("New account balance is: " +accountBalance.hbars);


        //Transfer HBAR
        TransactionResponse sendHbar = new TransferTransaction()
                .addHbarTransfer(myAccountId, Hbar.fromTinybars(-1000))
                .addHbarTransfer(newAccountId, Hbar.fromTinybars(1000))
                .execute(client);

        System.out.println("The transfer transaction from my account to the new account was: " +sendHbar.getReceipt(client).status);

        //Request the cost of the query
        Hbar queryCost = new AccountBalanceQuery()
                .setAccountId(newAccountId)
                .getCost(client);

        System.out.println("The cost of this query: " +queryCost);

        //Check the new account's balance
        AccountBalance accountBalanceNew = new AccountBalanceQuery()
                .setAccountId(newAccountId)
                .execute(client);

        System.out.println("The account balance after the transfer: " +accountBalanceNew.hbars);

    }
}
JavaScript
const {
  Client,
  PrivateKey,
  AccountCreateTransaction,
  AccountBalanceQuery,
  Hbar,
  TransferTransaction,
} = require("@hashgraph/sdk");
require("dotenv").config();

async function environmentSetup() {
  // Grab your Hedera testnet account ID and private key from your .env file
  const myAccountId = process.env.MY_ACCOUNT_ID;
  const myPrivateKey = process.env.MY_PRIVATE_KEY;

  // If we weren't able to grab it, we should throw a new error
  if (myAccountId == null || myPrivateKey == null) {
    throw new Error(
      "Environment variables myAccountId and myPrivateKey must be present"
    );
  }

  // Create your connection to the Hedera network
  const client = Client.forTestnet();

  //Set your account as the client's operator
  client.setOperator(myAccountId, myPrivateKey);

  // Set default max transaction fee & max query payment
  client.setMaxTransactionFee(new Hbar(100));
  client.setMaxQueryPayment(new Hbar(50));

  // Create new keys
  const newAccountPrivateKey = PrivateKey.generateED25519();
  const newAccountPublicKey = newAccountPrivateKey.publicKey;

  // Create a new account with 1,000 tinybar starting balance
  const newAccountTransactionResponse = await new AccountCreateTransaction()
    .setKey(newAccountPublicKey)
    .setInitialBalance(Hbar.fromTinybars(1000))
    .execute(client);

  // Get the new account ID
  const getReceipt = await newAccountTransactionResponse.getReceipt(client);
  const newAccountId = getReceipt.accountId;

  console.log("\nNew account ID: " + newAccountId);


  // Verify the account balance
  const accountBalance = await new AccountBalanceQuery()
    .setAccountId(newAccountId)
    .execute(client);

  console.log(
    "New account balance is: " +
      accountBalance.hbars.toTinybars() +
      " tinybars."
  );

  // Create the transfer transaction
  const sendHbar = await new TransferTransaction()
    .addHbarTransfer(myAccountId, Hbar.fromTinybars(-1000))
    .addHbarTransfer(newAccountId, Hbar.fromTinybars(1000))
    .execute(client);

  // Verify the transaction reached consensus
  const transactionReceipt = await sendHbar.getReceipt(client);
  console.log(
    "The transfer transaction from my account to the new account was: " +
      transactionReceipt.status.toString()
  );

  // Request the cost of the query
  const queryCost = await new AccountBalanceQuery()
    .setAccountId(newAccountId)
    .getCost(client);

  console.log("\nThe cost of query is: " + queryCost);

  // Check the new account's balance
  const getNewBalance = await new AccountBalanceQuery()
    .setAccountId(newAccountId)
    .execute(client);

  console.log(
    "The account balance after the transfer is: " +
      getNewBalance.hbars.toTinybars() +
      " tinybars."
  );
}
environmentSetup();
Go
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"os"

	"github.com/hashgraph/hedera-sdk-go/v2"
	"github.com/joho/godotenv"
)

func main() {

	//Loads the .env file and throws an error if it cannot load the variables from that file correctly
	err := godotenv.Load(".env")
	if err != nil {
		panic(fmt.Errorf("Unable to load environment variables from .env file. Error:\n%v\n", err))
	}

	//Grab your testnet account ID and private key from the .env file
	myAccountId, err := hedera.AccountIDFromString(os.Getenv("MY_ACCOUNT_ID"))
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	myPrivateKey, err := hedera.PrivateKeyFromString(os.Getenv("MY_PRIVATE_KEY"))
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	//Create your testnet client
	client := hedera.ClientForTestnet()
	client.SetOperator(myAccountId, myPrivateKey)

	// Set default max transaction fee & max query payment
	client.SetDefaultMaxTransactionFee(hedera.HbarFrom(100, hedera.HbarUnits.Hbar))
	client.SetDefaultMaxQueryPayment(hedera.HbarFrom(50, hedera.HbarUnits.Hbar))

	//Generate new keys for the account you will create
	newAccountPrivateKey, err := hedera.PrivateKeyGenerateEd25519()
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	newAccountPublicKey := newAccountPrivateKey.PublicKey()

	//Create new account and assign the public key
	newAccount, err := hedera.NewAccountCreateTransaction().
		SetKey(newAccountPublicKey).
		SetInitialBalance(hedera.HbarFrom(1000, hedera.HbarUnits.Tinybar)).
		Execute(client)

	//Request the receipt of the transaction
	receipt, err := newAccount.GetReceipt(client)
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	//Get the new account ID from the receipt
	newAccountId := *receipt.AccountID

	//Print the new account ID to the console
	fmt.Println("\n")
	fmt.Printf("New account ID: %v\n", newAccountId)

	//Create the account balance query
	query := hedera.NewAccountBalanceQuery().
		SetAccountID(newAccountId)

	//Sign with client operator private key and submit the query to a Hedera network
	accountBalance, err := query.Execute(client)
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	//Print the balance of tinybars
	fmt.Println("New account balance for the new account is", accountBalance.Hbars.AsTinybar())

	//Transfer hbar from your testnet account to the new account
	transaction := hedera.NewTransferTransaction().
		AddHbarTransfer(myAccountId, hedera.HbarFrom(-1000, hedera.HbarUnits.Tinybar)).
		AddHbarTransfer(newAccountId, hedera.HbarFrom(1000, hedera.HbarUnits.Tinybar))

	// Submit the transaction to a Hedera network
	txResponse, err := transaction.Execute(client)

	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	// Request the receipt of the transaction
	transferReceipt, err := txResponse.GetReceipt(client)

	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	// Get the transaction consensus status
	transactionStatus := transferReceipt.Status

	fmt.Printf("\nThe transaction consensus status is %v\n\n", transactionStatus)

	//Create the query that you want to submit
	balanceQuery := hedera.NewAccountBalanceQuery().
		SetAccountID(newAccountId)

	//Get the cost of the query
	cost, err := balanceQuery.GetCost(client)

	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	fmt.Println("The account balance query cost is:", cost.String())

	//Check the new account's balance
	newAccountBalancequery := hedera.NewAccountBalanceQuery().
		SetAccountID(newAccountId)

	//Sign with client operator private key and submit the query to a Hedera network
	newAccountBalance, err := newAccountBalancequery.Execute(client)
	if err != nil {
		panic(err)
	}

	//Print the balance of tinybars
	fmt.Println("The HBAR balance for this account is", newAccountBalance.Hbars.AsTinybar())
}

Sample output:

New account ID: 0.0.13724748
New account balance: 1000 tinybars.

The transfer transaction from my account to the new account was: SUCCESS

The cost of query: 0 tℏ
The account balance after the transfer: 2000 tinybars.

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