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high-level Ledger API client for Daml ledgers

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Daml Python bindings (formerly known as dazl)


Copyright (c) 2017-2024 Digital Asset (Switzerland) GmbH and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0

Rich Python bindings for accessing Ledger API-based applications.


The user documentation is available online here.


If you just want to use the library, you can install it locally with pip:

pip install --user dazl


  • Python 3.6+
  • Daml Connect
  • Python gRPC libraries (1.32.0 or later) and Protobuf

WARNING: The next major version of dazl (v8.0.0) will require Python 3.8 or later.


All of the examples below assume you imported dazl, and are running a ledger with the default scenario generated with daml new.

Connect to the ledger and submit a single command:

import asyncio
import dazl

async def main():
    async with dazl.connect(url='http://localhost:6865', act_as='Alice') as client:
        contract = { 'issuer' : 'Alice', 'owner' : 'Alice', 'name' : 'hello world!' }
        await client.create('Main:Asset', contract)

# Python 3.7+

# Python 3.6+
loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

Connect to the ledger as a single party, print all contracts, and close:

import asyncio
import dazl
from dazl.ledgerutil import ACS

async def main():
    async with dazl.connect(url='http://localhost:6865', read_as='Alice') as conn:
        async with ACS(conn, {"*": {}}) as acs:
            snapshot = await


# Python 3.7+

# Python 3.6+
loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

Building locally

You will need additional dependencies to build locally:

  • GNU Make 4.3 or later
  • Poetry for build/dependency management

Once you have these prerequisites in place:

make build

If you see errors about incompatible python versions, switch your environment to python3 using poetry env use python3, for instance.


Tests in the Daml Python bindings are written using pytest. You can run them by doing:

make test


The Daml Python bindings library is supported under the Daml Enterprise license. If you do not have a Daml Enterprise license and are in need of support, have questions or just want to engage in friendly conversation anything Daml, contact us on our Daml Community Forum.

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