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I'm trying to deploy a contract using MEW toward Ganache.

When deploying a contract should the "to" field be included? if the answer is yes, what value should it contain?

is there an official documentation that defines this behavior?

Thank you

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  • Can you tell me where you see this to in "deploy contract" - there should be no "to" and I was just verifying again and only see Byte Code and gas limit as is to be expected
    – ligi
    Jan 13, 2018 at 15:24
  • the "to" is inside the transaction generated: i downloaded MEW version 3.11.2.1 , and the steps that i did are: access "contract" section > deploy contract > insert bytecode > sign transaction with private key > 2 textareas appear, the left one shows the readable transaction with the "to" field, empty
    – Stormsson
    Jan 13, 2018 at 16:10

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to should indeed be empty (in reality it's 0 in the encoded transaction).

The Yellow Paper is the definitive source, but this blog post might help as an overview: https://programtheblockchain.com/posts/2018/01/09/how-smart-contract-deployment-works/. (It might make sense to go back and also read our post about transactions in general, which is linked near the top.)

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