A collection of assets is a convenient way to store indexed records of data; it comes with a rich API to read and write data to:

  • add, remove, update, addupdate
  • head, tail, sort, select
  • sum
  • ...

A detailed presentation of the asset API is available here.

In this exercise, a vehicle dealer manages his stock of rental cars on-chain for maximal transparency with customers and mechanical service suppliers:

  • a car has a unique identifier, the vin, and is described with a color, the number of repairs and the last repair date.
  • each time a car is repaired, the repair entry point is called to update the vehicle's repair data; it increments the number of repairs and updates the last date of repair.
  • a mechanical service supplier specializes on repairing the 3 cars with olded repair dates; a dedicated entry point repair_oldest has been designed to ease the update process.
  • a nother mechanical service supplier is specialised in repainting cars which have been repaired at least once. A dedicated entry point repaint_repaired has been designed.
archetype assets
enum color =
| White
| Yellow
| Red
| Blue
asset vehicle {
vin : string;
c : color = Yellow;
nbrepairs : nat = 0;
lastrepair : date = now;
} initialized by {
{"vin0000"; White; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0001"; Yellow; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0002"; White; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0003"; Red; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0004"; Red; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0005"; Yellow; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0006"; White; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0007"; Yellow; 0; 2020-01-01};
{"vin0008"; Yellow; 1; 2019-01-01};
{"vin0009"; Red; 3; 2019-04-01};
{"vin0010"; White; 2; 2019-03-01};
{"vin0011"; Yellow; 2; 2019-02-01}
entry addvehicle (pvin : string) {
vehicle.add({ vin = pvin })
entry repair (k : string) {
vehicle.update(k, { nbrepairs += 1; lastrepair = now})
entry repair_oldest() {
for v in vehicle.sort(lastrepair).head(3) do
vehicle.update(v, { nbrepairs += 1; lastrepair = now })
entry repaint_repaired (newc : color) {
for v in >= 1) do
vehicle[v].c := newc

In the addvehicle entry point, the only necessary data to create the new asset is the vin because all other data have a default value. If no default value was set, the following would be necessary to create a new asset:

vehicle.add({ pvin; pcolor; 0; now })

In the repaint_repaired entry point, this update syntax is adapted when a single field is updated; otherwize the update operator is preferred for performance reason:

vehicle.update(v, { color := newc })

At last, note that the sort function sorts in ascending order. Another way to implement that is:

for v in vehicle.sort(desc(lastrepair)).tail(3) do
vehicle.update(v, { nbrepairs += 1; lastrepair = now })


The following Completium CLI command deploys the contract on the Tezos network:

completium-cli deploy 7-assets.arl

Call entry point#

The following command adds a vehicle:

completium-cli call 7-assets --entry addvehicle --with '"vin0012"'

The following command repairs vehicle with vin vin0005:

completium-cli call 7-assets --entry repair --with '"vin0005"'

The following repairs the 3 oldest vehicles:

completium-cli call 7-assets --entry repair_oldest

Finally, repaint repaired vehicles in blue:

completium-cli call 7-assets --entry repaint_repaired --with '3'

Enums are implemented with integer values starting from 0.


Open '8-1-contract_called.arl' and click on "Next: Call a Contract" below.