Chainlink Developers

Welcome to the Chainlink documentation site. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with Chainlink as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Click here for an introductory walkthrough on how to create a Chainlink request on the Ropsten test network!

Building on Chainlink? Click here to get started!

Get Started

Install Instructions

This page explains how to install and use the Chainlink Library in your projects.

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If you're new to smart contract development and want a step-by-step guide, try out our Beginner Walkthrough

Install into Existing Projects

If you already have a project, you can add Chainlink to it by using the following package managers.

NPM

Install using NPM

npm install @chainlink/contracts --save

Yarn

Install using Yarn

yarn add @chainlink/contracts

Create a New Project

If you're creating a new project from scratch, these commands will help you set up your project to interact with Chainlink.

Truffle Box

Install Truffle with NPM:

npm install truffle -g

With Truffle installed, run the commands below to unbox a Chainlink contract into a new directory.

mkdir MyChainlinkProject
cd MyChainlinkProject/
truffle unbox smartcontractkit/box

For more details on how to use the Truffle, see this blog post.


Brownie Mix

Install Brownie with pip:

pip install eth-brownie

With Brownie installed, run the commands below to open a Brownie project into a new directory.

mkdir MyChainlinkProject
cd MyChainlinkProject/
brownie bake chainlink-mix
cd chainlink-mix

Set your WEB3_INFURA_PROJECT_ID, and PRIVATE_KEY environment variables. You can get this from Infura. You can find your PRIVATE_KEY from your Ethereum wallet like Metamask.

Learn more.

Using Chainlink Contracts

Once you have the Chainlink library installed, you can leverage the Chainlink ecosystem.

If you're interested in retrieving up to date crypto prices in your contracts, learn more about our Price Feeds.

If you need to consume randomness in your contracts, learn about Chainlink VRF.

And if you want your contracts to retrieve data from off-chain APIs, learn about Using Any API.

Updated 18 days ago


What's Next

Learn how to consume crypto prices, random numbers and how to call any API from your smart contracts

Introduction to Price Feeds
Introduction to Chainlink VRF
Introduction to Using Any API

Install Instructions


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