Polkadot Explorer is used to communicate with an Acala Node, where you can query the state of the blockchain e.g. balances of accounts, block information etc., and execute transactions to interact with various runtime modules of the chain e.g. transfer a token, do a token swap on the DeX etc.
The Console is a generated front-end provided by Polkadot that can connect to various Substrate nodes. To connect the Console to your particular node, open the dropdown menu on the top left corner
Local Nodeto connect to your local Acala node.
Switchon the top, and wait for the page to refresh and connect to the network. If your current endpoint already matches your selection, the
Switchbutton will be disabled.
Developertab on the top navigation bar, and select
Chain Statein the dropdown list.
To perform a state query and get your account's balance, do the following:
- 1.Click on the
selected state query, and select
- 2.Select the
- 3.Select your account (in the example
Alice) from the
+button to initiate the call.
Your account's DOT balance will be shown below.