Requires wallet support. Requires an unlocked wallet or an unencrypted wallet.

The sendmany RPC creates and broadcasts a transaction which sends outputs to multiple addresses.

Parameter #1—from account

Name Type Presence Description
From Account string Required
(exactly 1)
The name of the account from which the pai’s should be spent. Use an empty string (“”) for the default account. Pai Core will ensure the account has sufficient pai’s to pay the total amount in the outputs field described below (but the transaction fee paid is not included in the calculation, so an account can spend a total of its balance plus the transaction fee)

Parameter #2—the addresses and amounts to pay

Name Type Presence Description
Outputs object Required
(exactly 1)
An object containing key/value pairs corresponding to the addresses and amounts to pay

string (base58) : number (pai’s) Required
(1 or more)
A key/value pair with a base58check-encoded string containing the P2PKH or P2SH address to pay as the key, and an amount of pai’s to pay as the value

Parameter #3—minimum confirmations

Name Type Presence Description
Confirmations number (int) Optional
(0 or 1)
The minimum number of confirmations an incoming transaction must have for its outputs to be credited to this account’s balance. Outgoing transactions are always counted, as are move transactions made with the move RPC. If an account doesn’t have a balance high enough to pay for this transaction, the payment will be rejected. Use 0 to spend unconfirmed incoming payments. Default is 1

WARNING if account1 receives an unconfirmed payment and transfers it to account2 with the move RPC, account2 will be able to spend those pai's even if this parameter is set to 1 or higher.

Parameter #4—a comment

Name Type Presence Description
Comment string Optional
(0 or 1)
A locally-stored (not broadcast) comment assigned to this transaction. Default is no comment

Parameter #5—automatic fee subtraction

Name Type Presence Description
Subtract Fee From Amount array Optional
(0 or 1)
An array of addresses. The fee will be equally divided by as many addresses as are entries in this array and subtracted from each address. If this array is empty or not provided, the fee will be paid by the sender

string (base58) Optional (0 or more) An address previously listed as one of the recipients.

Result—a TXID of the sent transaction

Name Type Presence Description
result string Required
(exactly 1)
The TXID of the sent transaction, encoded as hex in RPC byte order


From the account test1, send 0.1 pai’s to the first address and 0.2 pai’s to the second address, with a comment of “Example Transaction”.

pai-cli -testnet sendmany \
  "test1" \
      "mjSk1Ny9spzU2fouzYgLqGUD8U41iR35QN": 0.1,
      "mgnucj8nYqdrPFh2JfZSB1NmUThUGnmsqe": 0.2
    } ''' \
  6       \
  "Example Transaction"



See also

  • SendFrom: spends an amount from a local account to a Pai address.
  • SendToAddress: spends an amount to a given address.
  • Move: moves a specified amount from one account in your wallet to another using an off-block-chain transaction.