I have deployed a smart contract in the testnet using MetaMask and a solidity online compiler(injected web3):

pragma solidity ^0.4.7;
contract SimpleStorage {

  uint public storedData;
  string public name = "ahmed";
  event Print(uint);

  function SimpleStorage(uint initialValue) {
    storedData = initialValue;

  function set(uint x) returns (uint){
    storedData = x;
    return storedData;

  function get() constant returns (uint retVal) {
    return storedData;

I used the ropsten.infura.io provider to interact with the contract in the testnet I can call string "name" from console and it returns value successfully. But when i want to call the function "set" or "get", I got an error:

Error: Invalid JSON RPC response: ""

This is my js file to call function:

web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("https://ropsten.infura.io/ahmed_charef"));

contractAddress = "0x752fB8626c5bEf519EfC661F6694fbE497405FfE"
ABI  = [{"constant":true,"inputs":[],"name":"name","outputs":[{"name":"","type":"string"}],"payable":false,"type":"function"},{"constant":true,"inputs":[],"name":"storedData","outputs":[{"name":"","type":"uint256"}],"payable":false,"type":"function"},{"constant":false,"inputs":[{"name":"x","type":"uint256"}],"name":"set","outputs":[{"name":"","type":"uint256"}],"payable":false,"type":"function"},{"constant":true,"inputs":[],"name":"get","outputs":[{"name":"retVal","type":"uint256"}],"payable":false,"type":"function"},{"inputs":[{"name":"initialValue","type":"uint256"}],"payable":false,"type":"constructor"},{"anonymous":false,"inputs":[{"indexed":false,"name":"","type":"uint256"}],"name":"Print","type":"event"}]

myContract = web3.eth.contract(ABI).at(contractAddress);

myContract.name(function(err, res){

function voteForCand() {


What could be the issue here?

1 Answer 1


Calling a function that is not a constant function requires gas for execution, so you need to provide an unlocked from address to invoke this call.

For example:

myContract.set('20', { from: web3.eth.accounts[0] })

I just tried this and it works: txHash

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