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How to vote for or remove a vote for a witness user using Python.
Full, runnable src of Witness Listing And Voting can be downloaded as part of: tutorials/python (or download just this tutorial: devportal-master-tutorials-python-22_witness_listing_and_voting.zip).
In this tutorial we show you how to create a list of current witness votes from the Hive blockchain and then vote or unvote for a witness using the methods found within the beem library.
The beem library has a built-in function to transmit transactions to the blockchain. We are using the
disapprovewitness method found within the account instance. We also use the
WitnessesVotedByAccount module to query the blockchain for a list of voted witnesses.
- App setup - Library install and import. Connection to testnet
- User information - Input user information
- Voted witness list - Create a list of witnesse already voted for
- Vote / Unvote - Input witness name and commite vote/unvote to blockchain
In this tutorial we use 3 packages:
beem- hive library and interaction with Blockchain
pick- helps select the query type interactively
pprint- print results in better format
import pprint from pick import pick import getpass from beem import Hive from beem.account import Account from beem.witness import Witness, WitnessesVotedByAccount
Because this tutorial alters the blockchain we connect to a testnet so we don’t create spam on the production server.
We require the
private active key of the user in order for the transaction to be committed to the blockchain. This is why we are using a testnet. We also check if the user name provided is active on the chain. There are some demo accounts available but we encourage you to create your own accounts on this testnet.
# capture user information account = input('Enter username: ') wif_active_key = getpass.getpass('Active Key: ') # connect node and private active key client = Hive('http://127.0.0.1:8090', keys=[wif_active_key]) # check valid user account = Account(account, blockchain_instance=client)
We provide the user with a list of witnesses that have already been voted for by their account. From this the user will know which witnesses can be removed, and which can be added to their set of approved witnesses. We generate this list using the
Account module and display it on the UI.
# print list of currently voted for witnesses print('\n' + 'WITNESSES CURRENTLY VOTED FOR') vote_list = WitnessesVotedByAccount(account.name, blockchain_instance=client) for witness in vote_list: pprint.pprint(witness.account.name) input('Press enter to continue')
The user is given the option to
CANCEL the process. Depending on the choice the relevant function is executed. Both the
UNVOTE methods use the same input - the witness being added or removed. The different method executions are shown below.
# choice of action title = ('Please choose action') options = ['VOTE', 'UNVOTE', 'CANCEL'] # get index and selected permission choice option, index = pick(options, title) if (option == 'CANCEL') : print('\n' + 'operation cancelled') exit() if (option == 'VOTE') : # vote process witness_vote = input('Please enter the witness name you wish to vote for: ') witness = Witness(witness_vote, blockchain_instance=client) if witness_vote in vote_list : print('\n' + witness_vote + ' cannot be voted for more than once') exit() account.approvewitness(witness_vote) print('\n' + witness_vote + ' has been successfully voted for') else : # unvote process witness_unvote = input('Please enter the witness name you wish to remove the vote from: ') if witness_unvote not in vote_list : print('\n' + witness_unvote + ' is not in your voted for list') exit() account.disapprovewitness(witness_unvote) print('\n' + witness_unvote + ' has been removed from your voted for list')
A confirmation of the transaction to the blockchain is displayed on the UI.
To Run the tutorial
Before running this tutorial, launch your local testnet, with port 8090 mapped locally to the docker container:
docker run -d -p 8090:8090 inertia/tintoy:latest
For details on running a local testnet, see: Setting Up a Testnet
- review dev requirements
git clone https://gitlab.syncad.com/hive/devportal.git
pip install -r requirements.txt
- After a few moments, you should see a prompt for input in terminal screen.