I tried to use Remix to test a Smart Contract:

* Make bids with ETH or an ERC20 Token specified by the NFT seller.*
* Additionally, a buyer can pay the asking price to conclude a sale*
* of an NFT.                                                      *

function makeBid(
    address _nftContractAddress,
    uint256 _tokenId,
    address _erc20Token,
    uint128 _tokenAmount
    auctionOngoing(_nftContractAddress, _tokenId)
    onlyApplicableBuyer(_nftContractAddress, _tokenId)
    _makeBid(_nftContractAddress, _tokenId, _erc20Token, _tokenAmount);

This is my JavaScript test:

await nftAuction
    .makeBid(erc721.address, tokenId, zeroAddress, zeroERC20Tokens, {
        value: minPrice,

These are my parameters for the function makeBid:

"0xD4Fc541236927...",1,"0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",0, {value:100,}


The last one is an extra parameter, because the function is Payable and accept Ether transfers, it works well in Hardhat test, so I tried in Remix to input this line same as above and got this error from console "code=INVALID_ARGUMENT".

What's the right syntax to try this on Remix?

  • Can you make a screenshot of your input in remix ?
    – Majd TL
    Commented May 22, 2022 at 9:20
  • @MajdTL I updated the question...of course, for privacy, I truncated the first address. Commented May 22, 2022 at 9:51
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    Okay don’t add the value inside the function input field. Remix provide above the „deploy button“ 2 input fields for how much you want to send and in which unit (Wei, gwei, ether)
    – Majd TL
    Commented May 22, 2022 at 11:30

1 Answer 1


If you want to call payable function and send ether with the transaction in remix IDE, then you need to use those 2 provided input fields. The given amount is not related to the gas fees. Your contract must check the sent amount of ether with msg.value


  • Ok got it, so I keep 0 as value in my contract deployed and add a value in WEI or ETH etc. above at the top. Cool, thanks. Commented May 22, 2022 at 13:18
  • I’m not sure what you mean. Your contract MUST check the amount that has been sent with msg.value @NineCattoRules
    – Majd TL
    Commented May 22, 2022 at 16:29
  • You just need to remove {value:100} from your input field
    – Majd TL
    Commented May 22, 2022 at 16:31
  • Yes, it is what I said. Commented May 22, 2022 at 16:47
  • Since it's a similar question, could you please help me again? ethereum.stackexchange.com/q/128741/11332 Commented May 23, 2022 at 6:47

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