Accessing Zeitgeist through polkadot.js.org/apps
<unknown> as the result of my query to Chain state, or from making an RPC call
Most of the time, this is the result of misconfugred types in
polkadot.js.org/apps. However, this result will also show for a brief moment
while the page is waiting for the network request, so if the network is very
slow or the connection breaks, then
<unkown> will continue to show
To diagnose which of these problems you are experiencing, open your browser's Dev Tools. Usually you can do this by pressing F12. Dev Tools contains a console (you may have to select the tab for it) which outputs errors encountered by the page. If you see an error along the lines of:
DRR: Unable to decode ... createType ... Decoded input doesn't match input, received 0x..... , created 0x.....
it is because polkadot.js.org/apps in your browser is using a different set of type definitions than the Zeitgeist chain itself.
polkadot.js.org/apps fetches type definitions from our bundled packages on npm. Sometimes we have to upgrade the type definitions to support new features and polkadot.js/apps can take up to 24 hours to fetch the new definitions
If you find the type defintions mismatching, you can easily update them manually
the new type definitions from the Github repository,
selecting only the object named
types, and copying and pasting it into
the Settings | Developer tab
in polkadot.js/apps. Don't forget to press
If you cannot
Save the new types and the input area remains pink, ensure that
JSON.stringify method or
a formatting tool.
I want to use the SDK, but it's doing something I didn't expect!
We will support the SDK after is it released. Don't worry, you won't have too long to wait!
I want to use the CLI, but it's doing something I didn't expect!
Sorry - you need to wait for the SDK to be released!