Using the workflow wizard
Let's go through a simple example and create a workflow to sell digital content aka NFT's.
Before we start it is required acquire the neccessary access.
Create account in Toolblox
In order to create and deploy smart contracts you need to create an account and log-into Toolblox.
To deploy a new smart contract for everyone to use and to use it, you need a wallet. In Tooblox you have 2 options:
- Install Metamask if you wish to use these blockchains: Aurora, Avalanche, Ethereum, Evmos or Polygon.
- Create a Near Wallet if you wish to use the Near blockchain.
For our test case, please install the Metamask add-on.
Get some Aurora test-coins
In order to deploy and use smart contracts you need to pay for 'gas' - these are the rules of blockchain. For testing purpose each blockchain has a test version called testnet - it looks and behaves like the real one, except the currency which moves on it is fake test money.
In order to test our smart contract you would need to use a faucet to get a little bit of the fake test money. It is basically a free service which just sends fake test money to an account you desire.
For our test case, please use the Aurora's faucet which can be found here: https://aurora.dev/faucet.
Step 1. Create Workflow
- Go to https://app.toolblox.net/ and click on 'Create flow'.
- Set name
- Choose workflow template:
- List view displays a simple grid of your items while
- Grid view displays a thumbnail view - choose this layout in case your item has a photo or image to display.
Choose the Workflow name wisely. It needs to be globally unique because you can access it publicly later from the url app.toolblox.net/my_unique_workflow_name.
Step 2. Define the object
Object is the central item which is managed by the smart contract. Objects have attributes - for example the object 'Car' might have attributes such as Price, Make, Model, Speed and Color.
- Set Object name to 'Image'
- Choose an icon of your preference to represent your item.
- Add 'Price' and 'Image' attributes
- Add two custom attributes
- 'Current owner' with type User
- 'Previous owner' with type User. Additionally mark it as transient.
A transient attribute is something which will not get saved - it is marely a helper variable during the transition.
Step 3. Compose the flow
First, add these 2 states by clicking the button.
- For sale
Add Mint transition
Add an initial transition by clicking the first button:
- Name: 'Mint'
- Parameters: Name, Image, Price
- Access: Restricted to Current owner.
Setting Access to Current owner means if it has not been set on the object (which it hasn't yet for the initial Mint transition), it will be set. Whoever calls the action Mint will be the Current owner of our Object!
Add Buy transition
Add a second transition between the states 'For sale' and 'Owned' called 'Buy'
- Name: 'Buy'
- Previous owner = Current owner
- Current owner = caller.
- Payment: from caller to Previous owner with the value of Price
In this example we used the Previous owner as a transient (temporary) variable. The idea is that before the payment step is executed we set up the Previous owner so that we can use it in the next, payment step. This is needed because the caller of the method is set to Current owner.
Optional: Add Resell transition
Try to add a third transition called 'Resell' going from 'Owned' back to 'For sale'. Hint: click the on top of 'Owned' and change the target status to be 'For sale' instead. Add Price parameter and don't forget to restrict Access to 'Current owner'!
Thats it, the workflow is now done! This is what it should look like if you added the optional third transition as well:
Step 4. Deploy to blockchain
Deploying your workflow to blockchain could not be easier. Just choose a blockchain - Aurora for our example - and hit Deploy!
In case of issues review the workflow Spec (click 'View spec' in deploy step) and double check it looks like the following:
Silvers test NFT store : Nft image : : ;
Id : integer(),
Status : integer(),
Name : string(),
Previous owner : address(transient=yes,),
Current owner : address(),
Image : image(),
Price : money(),;
0:For sale:Current owner,
'' => 'For sale' : Mint (Name,Image,Price) + ASSERT_ACCESS(restricted=Current owner);
'For sale' => 'Owned' : Buy () + PAY(Previous owner, Price, transitioncaller)+ CALCULATED(Previous owner = Current owner)+ CALCULATED(Current owner = caller);
'Owned' => 'For sale' : Resell (Price) + ASSERT_ACCESS(restricted=Current owner);
Especially review the following:
- 'Owner' attributes have 'User' type
- Access restrictions have 'Current owner' as scope
- Payment has 'Previous owner' as target
In case of unresolved issue please contact support, we are more than happy to help!
Thats it, your first smart contract is now running on blockchain. To test it our Toolblox generates a simple user interface. Click Run to give it a test run.
If you wish to load the NFTs into any NFT Wallet, the contract needs to be made ERC721/NEP171 compatibile.