Function: execute(address _to, uint256 _value, bytes _data) ***

MethodID: 0xb61d27f6 [0]:0000000000000000000000001dba1131000664b884a1ba238464159892252d3a [1]:00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000028b78bf6bd677fe7c17 [2]:0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000060 [3]:0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 [4]:0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

I am looking at the following data above, i understand that line 0 somehow translates into the reveicing address, can someone show me how the translation is done? The second value is the amount to send i believe, can someone explain how this one translates into the correct amount?

Ive been trying to translate it from hex, but im clearly not understanding it.


2 Answers 2


You can use ethereumjs-abi to decode the transaction parameters

const abi = require('ethereumjs-abi');

const data = Buffer.from([
    '0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000'].join(''), 'hex');

const decoded = abi.rawDecode(['address', 'uint256', 'bytes'], data);

console.log(`Decoded: ${JSON.stringify(decoded, null, '  ')}`);

The output is

Decoded: [
    "type": "Buffer",
    "data": []

Which means

  • _to: 0x1dba1131000664b884a1ba238464159892252d3a
  • _value: 0x28b78bf6bd677fe7c17
  • _data: [] (empty array)

What you're looking at is the transactionObject. You can see how the transactionObject is being used in the following example with web3.js:

transactionObject = {
  from: sender,
  to: receiver,
  value: amount

source: https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/JavaScript-API#web3ethsendtransaction

But there are more than just 3 potential variables, as you can see in the link above.

  • This is contract ABI data - it's completely different from the web3.js transaction object. Aug 19, 2017 at 20:27

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