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Get topic messages

Subscribe to a topic ID's messages from a mirror node. You will receive all messages for the specified topic or within the defined start and end time.
Query Fees
  • Please see the transaction and query fees table for the base transaction fee
  • Please use the Hedera fee estimator to estimate your query fee cost

Methods

Method
Type
Description
Requirement
setTopicId(<topicId>)
TopicId
The topic ID to subscribe to
Required
setStartTime(<startTime>)
Instant
The time to start subscribing to a topic's messages
Optional
setEndTime(<endTime>)
Instant
The time to stop subscribing to a topic's messages
Optional
setLimit(<limit>)
long
The number of messages to return
Optional
subscribe(<client, onNext)
SubscriptionHandle
Client, Consumer<TopicMessage>
Required
Java
JavaScript
Go
//Create the query
new TopicMessageQuery()
.setTopicId(newTopicId)
.subscribe(client, topicMessage -> {
System.out.println("at " + topicMessage.consensusTimestamp + " ( seq = " + topicMessage.sequenceNumber + " ) received topic message of " + topicMessage.contents.length + " bytes");
});
//v2.0.0
//Create the query
new TopicMessageQuery()
.setTopicId(topicId)
.setStartTime(0)
.subscribe(
client,
(message) => console.log(Buffer.from(message.contents, "utf8").toString())
);
//v2.0.0
//Create the query
_, err = hedera.NewTopicMessageQuery().
SetTopicID(topicID).
Subscribe(client, func(message hedera.TopicMessage) {
if string(message.Contents) == content {
wait = false
}
})
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}
//v2.0.0