I have a folder structure that looks like the following in my hardhat project.

└── enter.ts
└── 01_Deploy_Raffle.ts

After I deploy a contract using hardhat deploy, my other deploy script, I am able to get the address of recent deployments with the get command.

const deployRaffle: DeployFunction = async function (
  hre: HardhatRuntimeEnvironment
) {
  const { deployments, getNamedAccounts, getChainId } = hre
  const { deploy, log, get } = deployments

However, when I use this outside the deploy folder, I seem to run into issues. Hardhat-deploy might not be saving the deployments when I run them to a local blockchain. So, I'll run npx hardhat node (which runs the scripts in my deploy folder), and then try my script outlined below:

import { run, ethers, deployments } from 'hardhat'

async function main() {
  await run('compile')
  const { get } = deployments
  const accounts = await ethers.getSigners()
  const Raffle = await ethers.getContractFactory('Raffle')
  const RaffleDeployment = await get('Raffle')
  const raffle = new ethers.Contract(RaffleDeployment.address, Raffle.interface, accounts[0])
  console.log(raffle.s_entranceFee()) // this line errors

I get the following error:

Error: No deployment found for: Raffle
    at get (/Users/patrick/code/decentralized-raffle/node_modules/hardhat-deploy/src/DeploymentsManager.ts:150:17)
    at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:95:5)
    at async main (/Users/patrick/code/decentralized-raffle/scripts/enter.ts:11:28)

So what's the best way to write a script with hardhat-deploy?

1 Answer 1


A common "gotcha" of hardhat deploy. You have to use --network localhost when running a script with your own hardhat node locally.

The default network is the hardhat network otherwise.

  • 1
    +1. In case people are wondering, the default network is usually just hardhat (the internal network that gets spun up) which is different from localhost if you run npx hardhad node. This can all be configured with defaultNetwork as shown in hardhat.org/config.
    – Olshansky
    Oct 23, 2021 at 21:01
  • Nice, I updated the answer accordingly Oct 23, 2021 at 23:18

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