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Frequently Asked Questions

For help with your specific use case, contact us to connect with one of our Solutions Architects. You can also ask questions about Chainlink Automation on Stack Overflow or the #automation channel in our Discord server. Utility contracts can also help you get started quickly.

I registered my upkeep successfully, but I can't see it. How can I find my upkeeps?

Open the Chainlink Automation app and ensure your wallet is connected. Also ensure that the wallet is set to use the network where you registered the Upkeep. Your Upkeep should be under the My Upkeeps tab.

Chainlink Automation is available on the networks listed in the Supported Blockchain Networks page. To see when we integrate with other platforms, follow us on Twitter or join our community on Discord.

See the Automation Economics page to learn more about the cost of using Chainlink Automation.

How do I determine the Gas Limit for my Upkeep?

The Gas Limit specified during Upkeep Registration is the maximum amount of gas that will be used to execute your function on-chain. We simulate performUpkeep and if the gas exceeds this limit the function will not execute on-chain. One method to determine your Upkeep's Gas Limit is to simulate the performUpkeep function and add enough overhead to take into account increases that might happen due to changes in performData or on-chain data.

What is the maximum Gas that my checkUpkeep can use?

checkUpkeep is subject to the checkGasLimit in the configuration of the registry.

What is the maximum Gas that my performUpkeep can use?

performUpkeep is subject to the performGasLimit in the configuration of the registry.

How often will my Upkeep be checked off-chain to see if it should be executed on-chain?

See How it works.

How long will it take for my performUpkeep to be executed once it has been broadcasted on-chain?

This depends on the network congestion, the amount of gas used by the performUpkeep, and the gas price specified when the transaction is broadcasted. See the Price Selection and Gas Bumping documentation to learn about optimizing the chances of executing your performUpkeep function.

Which contract will call my performUpkeep function on-chain?

The Automation Registry will call the performUpkeep function on-chain.

Will the address of the Automation Registry always stay the same?

No. As we add new functionality we have to upgrade our contract and deploy a new Automation Registry. We will work with all our users to ensure Upkeeps are migrated without causing business interruptions.

Can I require that performUpkeep is only callable by the Automation Registry?

Our preferred and recommended route before locking access to performUpkeepis revalidation. We understand you might want to add a require statement, but then recommend that you make the Automation Registry address configurable otherwise you will need to deploy a new contract when the Registry address changes. If you add a require statement to performUpkeep you will have to update the Registry Address in your contract when the Registry Address changes. We also recommend that the owner can always call performUpkeep.

What gas price does Automation Node use to trigger the function?

See the Price Selection and Gas Bumping section to learn about the gas price used to trigger the function.

How do you prevent Automation Nodes from racing against each other and escalating execution costs?

See How it works.

How is the Upkeep minimum balance determined?

See Minimum balance.

How do I fund my Upkeep?

See Fund your Upkeep.

How do I withdraw funds?

See Withdraw funds.

My Upkeep stopped performing. How can I debug it?

The simplest way to test your function is to call it yourself and see if it executes. To do so, deploy the contract to a testnet and debug the function. If you can call the function successfully, then Chainlink Automation will also be able to call it. If your function is working, but the Upkeep is not executing, your Upkeep might be underfunded. See the Fund your Upkeep section to learn how to fund your Upkeep.

We are not accepting new Automation Nodes at this time, but be sure to sign up for our mailing list, or join our Discord server to be notified when this becomes available.

For registration on Mainnet, you need ERC-677 LINK. Many token bridges give you ERC-20 LINK tokens. Use PegSwap to convert Chainlink tokens (LINK) to be ERC-677 compatible. To register on a supported testnet, get LINK for the testnet that you want to use from our faucet.

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