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Precise Gas Estimation Using Simulation API

The Simulation API allows you to simulate transactions and obtain the estimated gas usage needed to successfully execute the transactions.

Set estimate_gas: true in the request to get gas estimates.

Example

Make sure to store the access key securely in a .env file.

example.ts
import axios from 'axios';
import * as dotenv from 'dotenv';
 
dotenv.config();
 
const { TENDERLY_ACCOUNT_SLUG, TENDERLY_PROJECT_SLUG, TENDERLY_ACCESS_KEY } = process.env;
 
const simulateTransaction = async () => {
  const { data } = await axios.post(
    `https://api.tenderly.co/api/v1/account/${TENDERLY_ACCOUNT_SLUG}/project/${TENDERLY_PROJECT_SLUG}/simulate`,
    {
      // Simulation Configuration
      save: true,
      save_if_fails: false,
      estimate_gas: true,
      simulation_type: 'quick',
      network_id: '1',
      // Standard EVM Transaction object (sample values)
      from: '0xdc6bdc37b2714ee601734cf55a05625c9e512461',
      to: '0x6b175474e89094c44da98b954eedeac495271d0f',
      input:
        '0x095ea7b3000000000000000000000000f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1f1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000012b',
      gas: 8000000,
      gas_price: 0,
      value: 0,
    },
    {
      headers: {
        'X-Access-Key': TENDERLY_ACCESS_KEY as string,
      },
    },
  );
 
  console.log({ data });
};
 
simulateTransaction();

This calculates the maximum gas needed for the transaction. After a successful simulation, check the gas_used field in the transaction structure.

Result

example.json
"transaction": {
    ...
    "gas": 8000000,
    "gas_price": 0,
    "gas_fee_cap": 0,
    "gas_tip_cap": 0,
    "cumulative_gas_used": 0,
    "gas_used": 51534, // Gas estimates
    "effective_gas_price": 0,
    ...
 }