I am using web3j java library to deploy a smart contract.

// I am encoding the constructor parameters here -- 2 & 3, 10 & 20
String encodedConstructor =
         FunctionEncoder.encodeConstructor(Arrays.asList(new Type(value), ...));

RawTransaction rawTransaction = RawTransaction.createContractTransaction(
    "0x <compiled smart contract code>" + encodedConstructor);

byte[] signedMessage = TransactionEncoder.signMessage(rawTransaction, <credentials>);

String hexValue = Numeric.toHexString(signedMessage);

I am using


to deploy the contract.

My smart contract has a constructor which accepts some parameters(a, b) and it has a function sum which returns sum of a and b. After deployment if I call the sum function, it always returns me 0.

Need help.

Reference Link: https://docs.web3j.io/transactions.html#creation-of-a-smart-contract

  • but the contract is deployed well or not?
    – Gawey
    Jun 1, 2017 at 12:52
  • Contract got deployed. I got a pending transaction in txpool and after it was mined ,contract address was visible in the transaction receipt.
    – Gorrut
    Jun 1, 2017 at 13:17
  • So the problem is the code of the smart contract not the deployment of the contract no? you have the code?
    – Gawey
    Jun 1, 2017 at 13:20
  • This is my contract bytecode, without encoded constructor parameters 6060604052341561000c57fe5b6040516040806100ea833981016040528080519060200190919080519060200190919050505b81600081905550806001819055505b50505b6098806100526000396000f30060606040526000357c0100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000900463ffffffff168063853255cc14603a575bfe5b3415604157fe5b6047605d565b6040518082815260200191505060405180910390f35b60006001546000540190505b905600a165627a7a7230582045d4154b165a91bbd45e384793e99fa7799715f3adb510b137f7451a94623fd90029
    – Gorrut
    Jun 1, 2017 at 13:59

2 Answers 2


you need to create a Function Object for your smart contract constructor then in data field were you put compiled solidity add the decode result of this function 'compiled smart contract'+'decoded function of the constructor'


I have to pass the required parameters in Web3J datatypes, link on github.

A simple example is given in the a test file, FunctionEncoderTest.java.

 ArrayList<Type> dataParams = new ArrayList<>();    
 dataParams.add(new Utf8String("Name"));
 dataParams.add(new Address("Ethereum Address"));

 //This will be used for creating "RawTransaction" object
 Function function = new Function("updateDetails", dataParams, Collections.<TypeReference<?>>emptyList());
  • How to get deployed contract address?
    – Subhod I
    Mar 21, 2018 at 12:19

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