Running a short-lived Fuel node with the SDK

You can use the SDK to spin up a local, ideally short-lived Fuel node. Then, you can instantiate a Fuel client, pointing to this node.

        use fuels::prelude::{FuelService, Provider};

        // Run the fuel node.
        let server = FuelService::start(

        // Create a client that will talk to the node created above.
        let client = Provider::from(server.bound_address()).await?;

This approach is ideal for contract testing.

You can also use the test helper setup_test_provider() for this:

        use fuels::prelude::*;

        // Use the test helper to setup a test provider.
        let provider = setup_test_provider(vec![], vec![], None, None).await?;

        // Create the wallet.
        let _wallet = WalletUnlocked::new_random(Some(provider));

You can also use launch_provider_and_get_wallet(), which abstracts away the setup_test_provider() and the wallet creation, all in one single method:

let wallet = launch_provider_and_get_wallet().await?;


Fuel-core lib

The fuel-core-lib feature allows us to run a fuel-core node without installing the fuel-core binary on the local machine. Using the fuel-core-lib feature flag entails downloading all the dependencies needed to run the fuel-core node.

fuels = { version = "0.65.0", features = ["fuel-core-lib"] }


The rocksdb is an additional feature that, when combined with fuel-core-lib, provides persistent storage capabilities while using fuel-core as a library.

fuels = { version = "0.65.0", features = ["rocksdb"] }