Python SDK - getting started

Hi there,

I’m just getting started with Flow/Cadence using the Python SDK.

Coming from Ethereum - I’m trying to find out how I can read public variables from a contract, or call a read-only function (with arguments). Is this possible via the Python SDK?

Thanks
Tim

(edit - looks like I can use something like ExecuteScriptAtLatestBlock - what I really need is an example of executing against a contract that has already been deployed)

Hi,

Sorry the docs link was bad for a while :slight_smile:

To read data from the chain you need to execute scripts.

There are docs on how to run scripts here: Overview - Python Flow SDK

And there are examples here: https://github.com/janezpodhostnik/flow-py-sdk/blob/master/examples/scripts_examples.py

Let me know if that answers your questions, or if you need more help.