# trade_preimage

The trade_preimage method returns the approximate fee amounts that are paid per the whole swap. Depending on the parameters, the function returns different results:

  • If the swap_method is buy or sell, then the result will include the taker_fee and the fee_to_send_taker_fee. The taker_fee amount is paid from the base coin balance if the swap_method is sell, else it is paid from the rel coin balance;
  • If the max field is true, then the result will include the volume.

Note

This method can be used instead of max_taker_vol, if the max field is true and the swap_method is buy or sell. Use the resulting volume as an argument of the buy or sell requests.

Important

Use the trade_preimage request with max = true and swap_method = "setprice" arguments to approximate the fee amounts only. Do not use the resulting volume as an argument of the setprice.

# Arguments

Structure Type Description
base string the base currency of the request
rel string the rel currency of the request
swap_method string the name of the method whose preimage is requested. Possible values: buy, sell, setprice
price numeric string or rational the price in rel the user is willing to pay per one unit of the base coin
volume numeric string or rational (optional) the amount the user is willing to trade; ignored if max = true and swap_method = setprice, otherwise, it must be set
max bool (optional) whether to return the maximum available volume for setprice method; must not be set or false if swap_method is buy or sell

# Result

Structure Type Description
result object an object containing the relevant information
result.base_coin_fee object (ExtendedFeeInfo) the approximate miner fee is paid per the whole swap concerning the base coin
result.rel_coin_fee object (ExtendedFeeInfo) the approximate miner fee is paid per the whole swap concerning the rel coin
result.volume string (numeric, optional) the max available volume that can be traded (in decimal representation); empty if the max argument is missing or false
result.volume_rat rational (optional) the max available volume that can be traded (in rational representation); empty if the max argument is missing or false
result.volume_fraction fraction (optional) the max available volume that can be traded (in fraction representation); empty if the max argument is missing or false
result.taker_fee object (optional, ExtendedFeeInfo) the dex fee to be paid by Taker; empty if swap_method is setprice
result.fee_to_send_taker_fee object (optional, ExtendedFeeInfo) the approximate miner fee is paid to send the dex fee; empty if swap_method is setprice
result.total_fees array of ExtendedFeeInfo objects each element is a sum of fees required to be paid from user's balance of corresponding ExtendedFeeInfo.coin; the elements are unique by coin

Where the ExtendedFeeInfo has

Structure Type Description
coin string the fee is paid from the user's balance of this coin. This coin name may differ from the base or rel coins. For example, ERC20 fees are paid by ETH (gas)
amount string (numeric) fee amount (in decimal representation)
amount_rat rational fee amount (in rational representation)
amount_fraction fraction fee amount (in fraction representation)

# ⚠️ Error types

# NotSufficientBalance

The available balance of the coin is not sufficient to start the swap.

Structure Type Description
coin string the name of the coin which balance is not sufficient
available string (numeric) the balance available for swap, including the amount locked by other swaps
required string (numeric) the amount required to start the swap. This amount is necessary but may not be sufficient
locked_by_swaps string (numeric, optional) the amount locked by other swaps

# NotSufficientBaseCoinBalance

The available balance of the base coin is not sufficient to pay transaction fees.

For example, ERC20 fees are paid by ETH (gas), and this error type is returned if the ETH coin balance is not sufficient to start the swap.

Structure Type Description
coin string the name of the base coin which balance is not sufficient
available string (numeric) the balance available for swap, including the amount locked by other swaps
required string (numeric) the amount required to start the swap. This amount is necessary but may not be sufficient
locked_by_swaps string (numeric, optional) the amount is locked by other swaps

# VolumeTooLow

The specified volume is too low. Required at least threshold.

Note

If the coin field returned in Response is the same as the rel argument in Request, then the base volume threshold can be calculated as follows: base_coin_threshold = rel_vol_threshold / price

Structure Type Description
coin string either base or rel coin specified in Request
volume string (numeric) the amount the user was willing to trade in coin
threshold string (numeric) the volume has not to be less than this amount

# NoSuchCoin

The specified coin was not found or is not activated yet.

Structure Type Description
coin string either base or rel coin specified in Request

# CoinIsWalletOnly

The specified coin is wallet only and cannot be participated in the swap.

Structure Type Description
coin string either base or rel coin specified in Request

# BaseEqualRel

The coin is wallet only and cannot be participated in the swap.

Structure Type Description
(none)

# InvalidParam

Incorrect use of the param parameter in Request.

Structure Type Description
param string the name of the parameter in Request
reason string the reason why the parameter is used incorrectly

# PriceTooLow

The specified price is too low.

Structure Type Description
price string (numeric) the price in rel the user was willing to receive per one unit of the base coin
threshold string (numeric) the price has not to be less than this amount

# Transport

The request was failed due to a network error.

Structure Type Description
(none) string the transport error description

# InternalError

The request was failed due to a AtomicDEX API internal error.

Structure Type Description
(none) string the internal error description

# 📌 Examples

# Command (setprice)

curl --url "http://127.0.0.1:7783" --data "{\"mmrpc\":\"2.0\",\"userpass\":\"$userpass\",\"method\":\"trade_preimage\",\"params\":{\"base\":\"BTC\",\"rel\":\"RICK\",\"price\":\"1\",\"volume\":\"0.1\",\"swap_method\":\"setprice\"},\"id\":0}"

# Response

{
  "mmrpc": "2.0",
  "result": {
    "base_coin_fee": {
      "amount": "0.00042049",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "100000000",
        "numer": "42049"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 42049 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "BTC",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "rel_coin_fee": {
      "coin": "RICK",
      "amount": "0.00001",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "numer": "1",
        "denom": "100000"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 1 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000 ] ] ],
      "paid_from_trading_vol": true
    },
    "total_fees": [
      {
        "coin": "RICK",
        "amount": "0.00001",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "numer": "1",
          "denom": "100000"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 1 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "numer": "0",
          "denom": "1"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 0, [] ], [ 1, [ 1 ] ] ]
      },
      {
        "coin": "BTC",
        "amount": "0.00042049",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "denom": "100000000",
          "numer": "42049"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 42049 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0.00042049",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "denom": "100000000",
          "numer": "42049"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 1, [ 42049 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000000 ] ] ]
      }
    ]
  },
  "id": 0
}

# Command (buy)

curl --url "http://127.0.0.1:7783" --data "{\"mmrpc\":\"2.0\",\"userpass\":\"$userpass\",\"method\":\"trade_preimage\",\"params\":{\"base\":\"BTC\",\"rel\":\"RICK\",\"price\":\"1\",\"volume\":\"0.1\",\"swap_method\":\"buy\"},\"id\":0}"

# Response

{
  "mmrpc": "2.0",
  "result": {
    "base_coin_fee": {
      "amount": "0.00042049",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "100000000",
        "numer": "42049"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 42049 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "BTC",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": true
    },
    "rel_coin_fee": {
      "amount": "0.0001",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "10000",
        "numer": "1"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 1 ] ], [ 1, [ 10000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "RICK",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "taker_fee": {
      "amount": "0.00012870012870012872",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "7770",
        "numer": "1"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 1 ] ], [ 1, [ 7770 ] ] ],
      "coin": "RICK",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "fee_to_send_taker_fee": {
      "amount": "0.0001",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "10000",
        "numer": "1"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 1 ] ], [ 1, [ 10000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "RICK",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "total_fees": [
      {
        "coin": "RICK",
        "amount": "0.001307001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "numer": "50777",
          "denom": "38850000"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 50777 ] ], [ 1, [ 38850000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0.001307001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287001287",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "numer": "50777",
          "denom": "38850000"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 1, [ 50777 ] ], [ 1, [ 38850000 ] ] ]
      },
      {
        "coin": "tBTC",
        "amount": "0.00042049",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "denom": "100000000",
          "numer": "42049"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 42049 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "numer": "0",
          "denom": "1"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 0, [] ], [ 1, [ 1 ] ] ]
      }
    ]
  },
  "id": 0
}

# Command (sell, max)

curl --url "http://127.0.0.1:7783" --data "{\"mmrpc\":\"2.0\",\"userpass\":\"$userpass\",\"method\":\"trade_preimage\",\"params\":{\"base\":\"BTC\",\"rel\":\"RICK\",\"price\":\"1\",\"volume\":\"2.21363478\",\"swap_method\":\"sell\"},\"id\":0}"

# Response

{
  "mmrpc": "2.0",
  "result": {
    "base_coin_fee": {
      "amount": "0.00042049",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "100000000",
        "numer": "42049"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 42049 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "BTC",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "rel_coin_fee": {
      "coin": "RICK",
      "amount": "0.00001",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "numer": "1",
        "denom": "100000"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 1 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000 ] ] ],
      "paid_from_trading_vol": true
    },
    "taker_fee": {
      "amount": "0.0028489508108108107",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "1850000000",
        "numer": "5270559"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 5270559 ] ], [ 1, [ 1850000000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "BTC",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "fee_to_send_taker_fee": {
      "amount": "0.00033219",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "100000000",
        "numer": "33219"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 33219 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "BTC",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "total_fees": [
      {
        "coin": "RICK",
        "amount": "0.00001",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "numer": "1",
          "denom": "100000"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 1 ] ], [ 1, [ 100000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "numer": "0",
          "denom": "1"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 0, [] ], [ 1, [ 1 ] ] ]
      },
      {
        "coin": "BTC",
        "amount": "0.0036016308108108106",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "denom": "1850000000",
          "numer": "6663017"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 6663017 ] ], [ 1, [ 1850000000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0.0036016308108108106",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "denom": "1850000000",
          "numer": "6663017"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 1, [ 6663017 ] ], [ 1, [ 1850000000 ] ] ]
      }
    ]
  },
  "id": 0
}

# Command (ERC20 and QRC20)

curl --url "http://127.0.0.1:7783" --data "{\"mmrpc\":\"2.0\",\"userpass\":\"$userpass\",\"method\":\"trade_preimage\",\"params\":{\"base\":\"BAT\",\"rel\":\"QC\",\"price\":\"1\",\"volume\":\"2.21363478\",\"swap_method\":\"setprice\"},\"id\":0}"

# Response

{
  "mmrpc": "2.0",
  "result": {
    "base_coin_fee": {
      "amount": "0.0045",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "2000",
        "numer": "9"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 9 ] ], [ 1, [ 2000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "ETH",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "rel_coin_fee": {
      "amount": "0.00325",
      "amount_fraction": {
        "denom": "4000",
        "numer": "13"
      },
      "amount_rat": [ [ 0, [ 13 ] ], [ 1, [ 4000 ] ] ],
      "coin": "QTUM",
      "paid_from_trading_vol": false
    },
    "total_fees": [
      {
        "amount": "0.003",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "denom": "1000",
          "numer": "3"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 1, [ 3 ] ], [ 1, [ 1000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0.003",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "denom": "1000",
          "numer": "3"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 1, [ 3 ] ], [ 1, [ 1000 ] ] ],
        "coin": "ETH"
      },
      {
        "amount": "0.00325",
        "amount_fraction": {
          "denom": "4000",
          "numer": "13"
        },
        "amount_rat": [ [ 0, [ 13 ] ], [ 1, [ 4000 ] ] ],
        "required_balance": "0.00325",
        "required_balance_fraction": {
          "denom": "4000",
          "numer": "13"
        },
        "required_balance_rat": [ [ 0, [ 13 ] ], [ 1, [ 4000 ] ] ],
        "coin": "QTUM"
      }
    ]
  },
  "id": 0
}

# Response (NotSufficientBalance error)

{
  "mmrpc": "2.0",
  "error": "Not enough BTC for swap: available 0.000015, required at least 0.10012, locked by swaps None",
  "error_path": "maker_swap",
  "error_trace": "maker_swap:1540] maker_swap:1641]",
  "error_type": "NotSufficientBalance",
  "error_data": {
    "coin":"BTC",
    "available":"0.000015",
    "required":"0.10012",
    "locked_by_swaps":"0"
  },
  "id": 0
}

# Response (VolumeTooLow error)

{
  "mmrpc": "2.0",
  "error":"The volume 0.00001 of the RICK coin less than minimum transaction amount 0.0001",
  "error_path": "maker_swap",
  "error_trace": "maker_swap:1599]",
  "error_type": "VolumeTooLow",
  "error_data": {
    "coin": "RICK",
    "volume": "0.00001",
    "threshold": "0.0001"
  },
  "id": 0
}

# Response (Transport error)

{
  "mmrpc": "2.0",
  "error": "Transport error: JsonRpcError { client_info: 'coin: tBTC', request: JsonRpcRequest { jsonrpc: '2.0', id: '31', method: 'blockchain.estimatefee', params: [Number(1), String('ECONOMICAL')] }, error: Transport('rpc_clients:1237] rpc_clients:1239] ['rpc_clients:2047] common:1385] future timed out']') }",
  "error_path": "taker_swap.utxo_common",
  "error_trace": "taker_swap:1599] utxo_common:1990] utxo_common:166]",
  "error_type": "Transport",
  "error_data": "JsonRpcError { client_info: 'coin: tBTC', request: JsonRpcRequest { jsonrpc: '2.0', id: '31', method: 'blockchain.estimatefee', params: [Number(1), String('ECONOMICAL')] }, error: Transport('rpc_clients:1237] rpc_clients:1239] ['rpc_clients:2047] common:1385] future timed out']') }",
  "id": 0
}