Ledger Data Formats
Each ledger version in the XRP Ledger is made up of three parts:
- Ledger Header: Data about this ledger version itself.
- Transaction Set: The transactions that were executed to create this ledger version.
- State Data: A list of ledger entries, representing all accounts, settings, and balances as of this ledger version. (This is also called the "account state".)
Each ledger version's state data is a set of ledger objects, sometimes called ledger entries, which collectively represent all settings, balances, and relationships at a given point in time. To store or retrieve an object in the state data, the protocol uses that object's unique Ledger Object ID.
A ledger object's data fields depend on the type of object; the XRP Ledger supports the following types: