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Tracking a Collection on the Dashboard

• Written by Josh Wolff
  1. Tracking a Collection
  2. Input Types
    1. MagicEden Symbol
    2. Example NFTs
    3. Mint List
      1. MagicEden’s Mint List Tool
      2. Using the API
      3. Using Metaboss
  3. That’s It

Tracking a Collection

Tracking a collection enables you to get updated information on the collection at specific intervals.

Currently, we tell you, for every NFT in the collection, which NFT is staked, which is listed on a marketplace (and where and for how much), and which is held.

We will provide more information as the product develops and we gather your input.

Input Types

There are three ways you can specify a collection. By specifying a collection, you are telling us which NFTs you want us to track.

MagicEden Symbol

This is by far the easiest way to specify your collection.

If your collection is listed on MagicEden, you should use this option.

To retrieve the symbol, follow these steps.

1) Navigate to the collection listing on MagicEden.

A screenshot of a MagicEden collection page.

2) Copy the symbol from the URL.

A screenshot showing how to copy the symbol from the URL.

3) Paste the symbol in the dashboard frontend.

A screenshot showing where to paste the symbol in the dashboard.

And you’re done! The collection should be auto-retrieved.

Example NFTs

If you used (a) candy machine(s) to mint your NFT collection, you should be able to use this option.

To use this example, retrieve 5-20 example mint addresses.

Here’s how to retrieve them from a collection listed on MagicEden.

1) You can find them by navigating to the page of an NFT item, like this one.

2) You can find the item page by clicking “Details” on the NFT when viewing the collection page.

A screenshot showing where to click the Details button.

3) On navigating to the NFT item page, you can extract the mint address from the URL.

A screenshot showing where to copy the mint address from.

Then paste in your list, one per line. Don’t add commas or any other punctuation. Here’s an example:

1uDNYRTQxg4dVcLPGQv5NZR6UC3ZLSgeAxf8HTY3PD4
AdQebtTX6JrPpkY9X5oBm1ak5vfjLsaoBvTZcfubaSwi
C5nKqfMJeuQttYfg6E4JkEUxS4Mk2oL55x6Erpsguncv
FeKg75hfJKLZpDyRLH6zGPp7ikxFXjbaTU4aUQyoKxGu
2HtG7VHjGR1JKc7Bz8WsVXPXyYov1GYYgMAT6jDQrPCD
2KD6w9iDPLvXQqVREkG96o2RfyadGQm5GLMduNFj4LMz
2qtsjVF4QdAGKBsyuFdbypZLcz8ZwjXvBdnMc2kdFH7G

Mint List

The third option is to explicitly define the mint list by specifying each individual NFT that should be in your collection.

To retrieve the mint list, you can use MagicEden’s free tool, the BlockchainAPI (our hosted API), or Metaboss.

MagicEden’s Mint List Tool

We recommend MagicEden’s MintList tool, which is available here.

A screenshot showing MagicEden's Hash List finder.

Once you retrieve it, MagicEden will display it and offer you the ability to download the JSON file of the hash list.

A screenshot showing MagicEden's Mint List finder.

Copy and paste this list into the dashboard to start tracking the collection.

A screenshot showing how to paste in the collection in the dashboard.

Using the API

To use our API, we recommend using one of two different methods: “Get all NFTs from Candy Machine” and “Search NFTs”, both of which can retrieve the necessary list of mints for you, and involve coding.

To search NFTs, see our posted examples and documentation.

To retrieve all NFTs from a candy machine, see our posted examples and documentation.

Using Metaboss

You can also retrieve the Mint List with Metaboss, an open source CLI tool. We had some trouble retrieving the list with Metaboss, as it would return an empty list. However, if you’d like to try it, here’s how you would use it.

1) First, get started with Metaboss here.

2) Navigate to the “Snapshots Mint” section.

3) Follow the instructions to retrieve the mint list. Here’s the command we ran to successfully pull the mints for our Founders NFT collection.

metaboss snapshot mints --creator AuGzGR3vZW4P86vSxzjZfCbdkb8Nr1Yz3RHVRt4UFMiG --output mint_list_dir

Then paste in your list, one per line. Don’t add commas or any other punctuation. Here’s an example:

1uDNYRTQxg4dVcLPGQv5NZR6UC3ZLSgeAxf8HTY3PD4
AdQebtTX6JrPpkY9X5oBm1ak5vfjLsaoBvTZcfubaSwi
C5nKqfMJeuQttYfg6E4JkEUxS4Mk2oL55x6Erpsguncv
FeKg75hfJKLZpDyRLH6zGPp7ikxFXjbaTU4aUQyoKxGu
2HtG7VHjGR1JKc7Bz8WsVXPXyYov1GYYgMAT6jDQrPCD
2KD6w9iDPLvXQqVREkG96o2RfyadGQm5GLMduNFj4LMz
2qtsjVF4QdAGKBsyuFdbypZLcz8ZwjXvBdnMc2kdFH7G

That’s It

Those are main ways to retrieve your collection and start tracking it in the Dashboard.

Need help? Contact us!.

Written by Josh Wolff

Hi! I'm Josh. I'm building a platform to make interacting with blockchains easy. The blog highlights how to use the API, feature developments, newletters, and other important information.