I have requested funds via Faucet, twice in fact because the first one I thought the request didn't go through but when I run:

cardano-cli query utxo --address $(cat 01.addr) --testnet-magic 1097911063

I don't get the utxo output but only get a blank line for the hash and transactions. However when I look up the address in the Cardano Blockchain Explorer Testnet I can in fact verify I have 2000 ADA's in that address.

I wonder why this is or what I might have missed doing. Any help will be highly appreciated.

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    Is your local cardano-node fully updated?
    – kindofdev
    Commented Jan 30, 2022 at 18:18
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    Not sure. I've been running it but how do I know when the node is fully updated?
    – d_fajardo
    Commented Jan 30, 2022 at 18:31
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    With : cardano-cli query tip --testnet-magic 1097911063 . As result you should get: "syncProgress": "100.00"
    – kindofdev
    Commented Jan 30, 2022 at 18:38

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I can confirm allowing the node to fully sync with the blockchain which incidentally took quite a bit of time fixed the issue. Once the sync was fully established the cardano-cli did output the relevant utxo info.

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