This is my contract:

SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
pragma solidity 0.8.22; 
contract StringStorage { 
    string short_string = "ABCD"; 

How do I get the first storage slot of long_string? I tried doing keccak256(0x00…01) in an online keccak256 calculator but it returned cb371be217faa47dab94e0d0ff0840c6cbf41645f0dc1a6ae3f34447155a76f3 however when I look in remix IDE debugger it says the slot is 0xb10e2d527612073b26eecdfd717e6a320cf44b4afac2b0732d9fcbe2b7fa0cf6. Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong?? I thought the slot of a string greater than 31 bytes was the keccak hash of its slot??

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Do this to get the address of the storage slot in Remix:

function a(uint256 slot) external pure returns (bytes32) {
    return keccak256(abi.encode(slot));

This will return 0xb10e2d527612073b26eecdfd717e6a320cf44b4afac2b0732d9fcbe2b7fa0cf6

If you use Foundry: cast keccak 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 This will also bring back the correct sequence

The online calculator will also return the correct value if the input parameters are correct

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  • Thank you this makes a lot more sense now.
    – davidastro
    Dec 27, 2023 at 5:35

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