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Alpha Vantage Adapter Setup

External Adaptor for Chainlink to allow access to Alpha Vantages’ APIs.

To give Alpha Vantages own description:

Composed of a tight-knit community of researchers, engineers, and business professionals, Alpha Vantage Inc. is a leading provider of free APIs for realtime and historical data on stocks, forex (FX), and digital/crypto currencies. Our success is driven by rigorous research, cutting edge technology, and a disciplined focus on democratizing access to data.


Retrieve an API key from Alpha Vantage for free:

Setup Instructions

Local Install

Make sure Golang is installed.


make build

Then run the adaptor:

./alpha-vantage-cl-ea -p <port> -apiKey <API_KEY>
p8080Port number to serve
apiKeynilYour API Key for Alpha Vantage


To run the container:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 linkpoolio/alpha-vantage-cl-ea -apiKey=yourkey

Container also supports passing in CLI arguments.


To call the API, you need to send a POST request to http://localhost:<port>/query with the request body being of the ChainLink RunResult type.

The data passed in should match the GET parameter options on Alpha Vantage’s API docs:

For example:

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{ "jobRunId": "1234", "data": {"function": "TIME_SERIES_MONTHLY_ADJUSTED", "symbol": "MSFT"}}' http://localhost:8080/query

Should return something similar to:

    "jobRunId": "1234",
    "status": "",
    "error": null,
    "pending": false,
    "data": {
        "Meta Data": {
            "1. Information": "Monthly Adjusted Prices and Volumes",
            "2. Symbol": "MSFT",
            "3. Last Refreshed": "2018-08-07 11:15:38",
            "4. Time Zone": "US/Eastern"

To integrate this adaptor with your node, use the following commands:

Add Bridge Type

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"name":"alphavantage","url":"http://localhost:8080/query"}' http://localhost:6688/v2/bridge_types

Create Spec

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"initiators":[{"type":"web"}],"tasks":[{"type":"alphavantage"},{"type":"noop"}]}' http://localhost:6688/v2/specs

New Spec Run

Notice the parameters function and symbol. These are passed into the external adaptor by the node, they map up to the GET parameters on the documentation.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{"function": "TIME_SERIES_MONTHLY_ADJUSTED", "symbol": "MSFT"}' http://localhost:6688/v2/specs/<specId>/runs

Contract Usage

To use this adaptor within a Solidity contract, add the following keys to your ChainLink run:

ChainlinkLib.Run memory run = newRun(specId, this, "fulfill(bytes32,bytes32)");
run.add("function", "TIME_SERIES_MONTHLY_ADJUSTED");
run.add("symbol", "MSFT");

You can add and modify the keys to match what’s specified in the API documentation.

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