I have account private key, contract address and abi and I need to call contract function with this account. Is it possible?

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    This is not actually a duplicate, and the other question has a very good accepted answer that does not answer this one.
    – qwertyboy
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 12:59
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    +1, this is not a duplicate, the other question asnwers say absolutely nothing about using the private key. I'd like to post a solution that does not require creating a raw transaction here, but I can't since question is closed ;c
    – Klesun
    Commented May 1, 2020 at 9:32
  • This should be reopened, it's not a duplicate of linked question. It needs moderator intervention. Flagged.
    – Daniel
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 10:46

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Along with web3 you have to use ethereumjs-tx to sign the transaction and you can send web3.eth.sendRawTransaction to the network. Below code for your reference.

const Web3 = require("web3");
const solc = require("solc");
const Tx = require('ethereumjs-tx')
const web3 = new Web3(new 


var account = "Your Account #";
var key = new Buffer('Your Account # Private key', 'hex')

var abi = ABI of the Contract
var bytecode = Bytecode of compiled contract
var Contract = web3.eth.contract(abi)

const gasPrice = web3.eth.gasPrice;
const gasPriceHex = web3.toHex(gasPrice);
const gasLimitHex = web3.toHex(3000000);

var tra = {
    gasPrice: gasPriceHex,
    gasLimit: gasLimitHex,
    data: bytecode,
    from: account

var tx = new Tx(tra);

var stx = tx.serialize();
web3.eth.sendRawTransaction('0x' + stx.toString('hex'), (err, hash) => {
    if (err) { console.log(err); return; }
    console.log('contract creation tx: ' + hash);
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