I am able to get the balance of my custom token with web3 javascript.The code is shown below.

However, when i switch to web3j, I don't find equivalent method like web3.eth.contract(contractABI).at(contractAddress).

Can anyone please advise how can i do the same with web3j?

var web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("https://mainnet.infura.io/<APIKEY>"));

address = "0x0e2e75240c69495d2b9e768b548db381de2142b9" //From Etherscan
contractAddress = "0xd26114cd6EE289AccF82350c8d8487fedB8A0C07" //OMG
contractABI = human_standard_token_abi

tokenContract = web3.eth.contract(contractABI).at(contractAddress)

  • What exactly is the error? Which version of web3 are you using? – Prashant Prabhakar Singh Jan 30 '18 at 10:33
  • there is no error.web3j works fine. But i just dont know how to do the same with web3j. – vaj oja Jan 30 '18 at 10:35

I guess what you are looking for is:

YourSmartContract contract = YourSmartContract.load(
        "0x<address>|<ensName>", web3j, credentials, GAS_PRICE, GAS_LIMIT);

And then interact with contract using:

TransactionReceipt transactionReceipt = contract.someMethod(

Working with web3j is little tedious as compared to web3.js. Like in web3.js you unlock an account by:

web3.personal.unlockAccount("someAddress", "somePassword")

whereas in web3.j you need

Credentials credentials = WalletUtils.loadCredentials("somePassword", "path_to_keystore_file");
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  • can u please explain how can i get credentials? – vaj oja Jan 30 '18 at 10:59
  • a credential is nothing but an unlocked wallet. You don't need it if you are only reading from the smart contract. You can consider this as an unlocked ethereum account. – Prashant Prabhakar Singh Jan 30 '18 at 11:15

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