I'm writing a smart contract to distribute the created tokens to multiple address. Looking around on the web I may found what I was looking for but I don't know how to insert the addresses in the field; I tried in different ways but none worked. This is the function to distribute token:

function distributeToken(address[] addresses, uint256 _value) onlyOwner {
     for (uint i = 0; i < addresses.length; i++) {
         balances[owner] -= _value;
         balances[addresses[i]] += _value;
         Transfer(owner, addresses[i], _value);

and this is the function in the contract:

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I tried to insert the addresses in these ways:

0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000001 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000002 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000003

['0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000001', '0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000002', '0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000003']

0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000003

but no one worked. How can I solve this? Thank you

  • did it get execute for you? now, if enclosed with double-quote, the warning shows the transaction may fail & all gas will be consumed. And the transaction is passing with single-quote, and not quote, but unable to check the token transfer on the destination accounts.
    – Rajesh
    Nov 21, 2017 at 6:03
  • Yes, I managed to execute it with double quote. Single quote pass the transaction but don't transfer tokens
    – user19489
    Nov 21, 2017 at 9:47
  • You mean, the above function is added to your token contract itself, or in a separate contract?
    – Rajesh
    Nov 21, 2017 at 9:56
  • The function is in the token contract
    – user19489
    Nov 21, 2017 at 13:42
  • it could trigger the gas limitation problem when users try to send to too many addresses
    – Chinh Phan
    Aug 21, 2018 at 6:16

1 Answer 1


The addresses should be in "s and not 's:

["0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000001", "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000002", "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000003"]

I tested this on Remix and it worked fine.