I want to display all transactions of given users. Using the Java API, I presume I would do:


I would then page through the result. Each item would be a TransactionResponse instance. Now from this, one of things I want to retrieve is the amount of the transaction. Yet, I don't see any field that could represent this. Here is a TransactionResponse.java source code I looked at.


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In this particular case you should use server.payments().forAccount(destination2) (if you want to track only payments) or server.operations().forAccount(destination2) (for all operation types) because a transaction itself does not transfer any funds. Think of it as a batch (unit of work) that contains one or more operations.

Read more about transaction and operation concepts.

  • Thanks. This is weird. I looked at payments() at it returns OperationResponse object. What I would need is PaymentOperationResponse. However, casting that the result of payments() to PaymentOperationResponse results in ClassCastException. I searched through the java-stellar-sdk and PaymentOperationResponse is used nowehere except for test deserialization classes. What am I missing?
    – Klaus
    Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 18:54
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    Ok. Got it. The results of payments() are different types. Some are CreateAccountOperationResponse and others are PaymentOperationResponse. So I have to check each type and figure out what it is and cast accordingly.
    – Klaus
    Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 19:04
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    Recent Horizon versions also include account_merge operations (AccountMergeOperationResponse) in /payments. Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 7:21

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