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Getting started

Usage examples: VanillaJS, Create React App, NodeJS


yarn add @cowprotocol/cow-sdk


  • OrderBookApi - provides the ability to retrieve orders and trades from the CoW Protocol order-book, as well as add and cancel them
  • OrderSigningUtils - serves to sign orders and cancel them using EIP-712
  • SubgraphApi - provides statistics data about CoW protocol from Subgraph, such as trading volume, trade count and others
import { OrderBookApi, OrderSigningUtils, SubgraphApi } from '@cowprotocol/cow-sdk'

const chainId = 100 // Gnosis chain

const orderBookApi = new OrderBookApi({ chainId })
const subgraphApi = new SubgraphApi({ chainId })
const orderSigningUtils = new OrderSigningUtils()

Quick start

Sign, fetch, post and cancel order

For clarity, let's look at the use of the API with a practical example: Exchanging 0.4 GNO to WETH on Gnosis chain network.

We will do the following operations:

  1. Get a quote
  2. Sign the order
  3. Send the order to the order-book
  4. Get the data of the created order
  5. Get trades of the order
  6. Cancel the order (signing + sending)

You also can check this code in the CRA example

import { OrderBookApi, OrderSigningUtils, SupportedChainId } from '@cowprotocol/cow-sdk'
import { Web3Provider } from '@ethersproject/providers'

const account = 'YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS'
const chainId = 100 // Gnosis chain
const provider = new Web3Provider(window.ethereum)
const signer = provider.getSigner()

const quoteRequest = {
sellToken: '0x6a023ccd1ff6f2045c3309768ead9e68f978f6e1', // WETH gnosis chain
buyToken: '0x9c58bacc331c9aa871afd802db6379a98e80cedb', // GNO gnosis chain
from: account,
receiver: account,
sellAmountBeforeFee: (0.4 * 10 ** 18).toString(), // 0.4 WETH
kind: OrderQuoteSide.kind.SELL,

const orderBookApi = new OrderBookApi({ chainId: SupportedChainId.GNOSIS_CHAIN })

async function main() {
const { quote } = await orderBookApi.getQuote(quoteRequest)

const orderSigningResult = await OrderSigningUtils.signOrder(quote, chainId, signer)

const orderId = await orderBookApi.sendOrder({ ...quote, ...orderSigningResult })

const order = await orderBookApi.getOrder(orderId)

const trades = await orderBookApi.getTrades({ orderId })

const orderCancellationSigningResult = await OrderSigningUtils.signOrderCancellations([orderId], chainId, signer)

const cancellationResult = await orderBookApi.sendSignedOrderCancellations({...orderCancellationSigningResult, orderUids: [orderId] })

console.log('Results: ', { orderId, order, trades, orderCancellationSigningResult, cancellationResult })


OrderBookApi - is a main tool for working with CoW Protocol API. Since the API supports different networks and environments, there are some options to configure it.

Environment configuration

chainId - can be one of SupportedChainId.MAINNET, SupportedChainId.GNOSIS_CHAIN, or SupportedChainId.SEPOLIA

env - this parameter affects which environment will be used:

  • for prod (default)
  • for staging
import { OrderBookApi } from '@cowprotocol/cow-sdk'

const orderBookApi = new OrderBookApi({
chainId: SupportedChainId.GNOSIS_CHAIN,
env: 'staging' // <-----

API urls configuration

In case you need to use custom endpoints (e.g. you use a proxy), you can do it this way:

import { OrderBookApi } from '@cowprotocol/cow-sdk'

const orderBookApi = new OrderBookApi({
chainId: SupportedChainId.GNOSIS_CHAIN,
baseUrls: { // <-----
[SupportedChainId.MAINNET]: 'https://YOUR_ENDPOINT/mainnet',
[SupportedChainId.GNOSIS_CHAIN]: 'https://YOUR_ENDPOINT/gnosis-chain',
[SupportedChainId.SEPOLIA]: 'https://YOUR_ENDPOINT/sepolia',

The CoW Protocol API has restrictions on the backend side to protect against DDOS and other issues.

The main restriction is request rate limit of: 5 requests per second for each IP address

The client's limiter settings can be configured as well:

import { OrderBookApi } from '@cowprotocol/cow-sdk'
import { BackoffOptions } from 'exponential-backoff'
import { RateLimiterOpts } from 'limiter'

const limiterOpts: RateLimiterOpts = {
tokensPerInterval: 5,
interval: 'second',

const backOffOpts: BackoffOptions = {
numOfAttempts: 5,
maxDelay: Infinity,
jitter: 'none',

const orderBookApi = new OrderBookApi(
{chainId: SupportedChainId.GNOSIS_CHAIN, limiterOpts, backOffOpts},

Querying the CoW Subgraph

The Subgraph is constantly indexing the protocol, making all the information more accessible. It provides information about trades, users, tokens and settlements. Additionally, it has some data aggregations which provides insights on the hourly/daily/totals USD volumes, trades, users, etc.

The SDK provides an easy way to access all this information.

You can query the CoW Subgraph either by running some common queries exposed by the CowSubgraphApi or by building your own:

import { SubgraphApi, SupportedChainId } from '@cowprotocol/cow-sdk'

const cowSubgraphApi = new SubgraphApi({ chainId: SupportedChainId.MAINNET })

// Get CoW Protocol totals
const { tokens, orders, traders, settlements, volumeUsd, volumeEth, feesUsd, feesEth } =
await cowSubgraphApi.getTotals()
console.log({ tokens, orders, traders, settlements, volumeUsd, volumeEth, feesUsd, feesEth })

// Get last 24 hours volume in usd
const { hourlyTotals } = await cowSubgraphApi.getLastHoursVolume(24)

// Get last week volume in usd
const { dailyTotals } = await cowSubgraphApi.getLastDaysVolume(7)

// Get the last 5 batches
const query = `
query LastBatches($n: Int!) {
settlements(orderBy: firstTradeTimestamp, orderDirection: desc, first: $n) {
const variables = { n: 5 }
const response = await cowSubgraphApi.runQuery(query, variables)


One way to make the most out of the SDK is to get familiar with its architecture.

See SDK Architecture


Install Dependencies



yarn build

# Build in watch mode
yarn start

Unit testing

yarn test

Code generation

Some parts of the SDK are automatically generated. This is the case for the Order Book API and the Subgraph API

# Re-create automatically generated code
yarn codegen