I wrote a very simple smart contract which emits an event everytime I call one of its functions:

pragma solidity ^0.8.0;

contract MyContract {

    event Score(
        uint date,
        string player,
        string team

    function goalScored(string memory _player, string memory _team) external {
        emit Score(block.timestamp, _player, _team);

Then I deploy the contract using truffle migrate. Finally I interact with the contract within the truffle console. To do so I therefore load the contract by using the following lines of code:

MyContract.deployed().then(function(i) { contract=i;})

Basically everytime Messi scores against a team a I launch the function to emit an Score event.

Here is my question: how can I visualize the list of all events within the truffle console?

What I tried: I ran the goalScored() function 4 times with different inputs and then I tried to used the following command:


But all I got was this:

EventEmitter {
  _events: [Object: null prototype] {},
  _eventsCount: 0,
  _maxListeners: undefined,
  [Symbol(kCapture)]: false
truffle(development)> Uncaught [Error: The current provider doesn't support subscriptions: HttpProvider] {
  domainEmitter: EventEmitter {
    _events: [Object: null prototype] {},
    _eventsCount: 0,
    _maxListeners: undefined,
    [Symbol(kCapture)]: false
  domainThrown: false

Would you be able to suggest a smart and elegant way to achieve my goal?

1 Answer 1


from truffle develop you could try something like

let c = await MyContract.deployed()
await c.goalScored('a','b')
let events = await c.getPastEvents('Score',{ fromBlock:0, toBlock:'latest'})

furthermore, if you need ALL events, you could use

c.getPastEvents('allEvents',{ fromBlock:0, toBlock:'latest'})

full truffle develop input:

let c = await Messi.deployed()
await c.goalScored('first','inter')
await c.getPastEvents('allEvents',{fromBlock:0})

example output:

logIndex: 0,
transactionIndex: 0,
transactionHash: '0x3b09d2d01dd03c5bea61e84cc43529b9676a0be8d895b780aee00a42a7c0971d',
blockHash: '0x05cfc5a9204adb909dd4870ceb39c2376fc894fe06a8d6491888041bc91e1810',
blockNumber: 5,
address: '0x8D595a50a2F4cA295784fC2FFde8De6EE3346ca6',
type: 'mined',
id: 'log_fda64066',
returnValues: Result {
  '0': '1633018291',
  '1': 'first',
  '2': 'inter',
  date: '1633018291',
  player: 'first',
  team: 'inter'
event: 'Score',
signature: '0xba74004ad4978cd3d2ecfe8c15e7c5f91bd7da14e199e9ae8638f20f378a7293',
raw: {
  data: '0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000006155e1b3000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000006000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000a0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000566697273740000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000005696e746572000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000',
  topics: [Array]
args: Result {
  '0': [BN],
  '1': 'first',
  '2': 'inter',
  __length__: 3,
  date: [BN],
  player: 'first',
  team: 'inter'
  • Thanks for the answer! I just run your code but I get an empty list for some reason.... do you know what the issue could be? Commented Sep 30, 2021 at 15:30
  • Hi, I tried inside truffle console; allow me some time and I'll update the answer with the whole list of commands (it's already the one above though..)
    – Stormsson
    Commented Sep 30, 2021 at 15:54
  • @FedericoGentile a note; I replicated your situation if you deploy with c.deployed() without the migration. I don't know why it behaves this way
    – Stormsson
    Commented Sep 30, 2021 at 16:16
  • Perfect Thank you very much!!! You got it! Commented Sep 30, 2021 at 19:57

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