The ability to quickly and efficiently sift through the billions of data points generated by the EOS mainnet cannot be underestimated. Powered by dfuse, the eosq block explorer now offers a contextual search, a unique-to-EOS feature, making it even easier to find the data users seek on a blockchain.
Until recently, many questions about a blockchain’s history could only be answered by someone with expert-level knowledge, easy access to the complete history of the chain, and a lot of persistence. Now, within just moments, those same results can be pulled up by anyone using eosq.
Learning Through Doing
We recognize that not everyone is a developer, nor has taken the time to learn the search query language that we are utilizing for dfuse. To help users auto-generate queries, we have just added our new contextual search.
As you hover your mouse around eosq, you’ll notice a magnifying glass icon appear . When you click the icon, you’ll generate a custom query. Let’s take a look at an example:
In the above example, we clicked on the contextual search for the balance of EOS tokens of an account, and this created the query:
You can do the same thing for any other token by simply opening up the “Other Tokens” tab and clicking on the icon next to the token you’d like to explore.
Another example that users often ask about is how to track the RAM in their account; what actions have consumed their RAM and what actions have freed up their RAM. It’s now as simple as clicking on the next to the amount of RAM you have and you’ll instantly see all actions that have affected it.
Currently, the contextual search tool can be found in a handful of places within eosq. We will be adding more over time. We would also love to hear your feedback on where this tool would be most valuable to you, to help you easily find the information you are looking for. Let us know how we can make your blockchain experience better by joining our Telegram channel.