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Say for instance I am building something that interacts with the spl_token program. How do I include this and test this interaction? Do I need to copy and paste the code into the programs directory and update Anchor.toml? Any better way to do this?

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I assume you mean to test in your local test validator, using anchor test.

You cannot simply copy-paste the spl_token program because it is not an Anchor program.

There are a couple of ways to go about this. Here is one: You can download the program from mainnet and configure Anchor to deploy it as part of your test.

  1. Download the program:
solana program dump --url mainnet-beta TokenkegQfeZyiNwAJbNbGKPFXCWuBvf9Ss623VQ5DA token.so
  1. Update Anchor.toml to tell Anchor to deploy the program as part of the test to the local test validator:
...
[test.validator]
[[test.genesis]]
address = "TokenkegQfeZyiNwAJbNbGKPFXCWuBvf9Ss623VQ5DA"
program = "<path to>/token.so"

More info on the Anchor.toml section here: https://www.anchor-lang.com/docs/manifest#test

Now if you run anchor test, the program will be available for invocation.

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  • nice... this all makes sense... but what is the .so ending there supposed to signify? Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 13:54
  • also, is there an easy place for me to find these addresses (for token etc)? Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 13:55
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    .so is the file extension for shared library binaries like the ones Rust produces. For your use case, the extension doesn't really matter. You can name that file whatever you want.
    – sohrab
    Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 14:01
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    Most Solana explorers let you search for those. I just searched for "token" in Solscan or SolanaFM (can't remember which)
    – sohrab
    Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 14:01
  • Sorry to be a bother but would it be possible to include in the answer some information on how to create an instance of token in a test environment? still not sure how this should be handled. Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 14:17

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