Validation functions

Taquito provides functions that allow us to see if an address, a chain, a key hash, a contract address, a public key, or a signature is valid. Note that these validations do not rely on a node but are done based on checksums. Thus, they allow us to check if a value is valid and not if it exists on a chain. The ValidationResult returned by these functions is an enum that can take the following values:

0 = NO_PREFIX_MATCHED,
1 = INVALID_CHECKSUM,
2 = INVALID_LENGTH,
3 = VALID

Validate an address#

The validateAddress function#

This function can be used to validate implicit addresses (tz1, tz2, tz3) and originated addresses (KT1).

In the following example, the function is first called with a valid public key hash (pkh). It is then called with the same pkh where one character differs (e.g. 'p' instead of 'P'), which results in an invalid checksum.

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The validateKeyHash function#

This function is used to validate implicit addresses (tz1, tz2, tz3).

Here is a valid example with a pkh and an invalid one where the prefix is missing :

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The validateContractAddress function#

This function is used to validate originated addresses (KT1).

Here is a valid example with the address of an existing contract :

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Validate a chain#

The validateChain function is used to validate a chain id.

The following example shows a valid result when using the mainnet chain id and an invalid result if the prefix is missing :

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Validate a public key#

The validatePublicKey is used to check if a public key is valid.

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Validate a signature#

The validateSignature function is used to check if a signature is valid.

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