# TypeError No matching declaration found after variable lookup: totalSupply = INITIAL_SUPPLY

This is my first post here and I am trying to learn Solidity - so kindly be patient with me.

I am writing a basic smart contract as following:

``````pragma solidity ^0.4.18;

library SafeMath {

/**
* @dev Multiplies two numbers, throws on overflow.
*/
function mul(uint256 a, uint256 b) internal pure returns (uint256) {
if (a == 0) {
return 0;
}
uint256 c = a * b;
assert(c / a == b);
return c;
}

/**
* @dev Integer division of two numbers, truncating the quotient.
*/
function div(uint256 a, uint256 b) internal pure returns (uint256) {
// assert(b > 0); // Solidity automatically throws when dividing by 0
uint256 c = a / b;
// assert(a == b * c + a % b); // There is no case in which this doesn't hold
return c;
}

/**
* @dev Substracts two numbers, throws on overflow (i.e. if subtrahend is greater than minuend).
*/
function sub(uint256 a, uint256 b) internal pure returns (uint256) {
assert(b <= a);
return a - b;
}

/**
* @dev Adds two numbers, throws on overflow.
*/
function add(uint256 a, uint256 b) internal pure returns (uint256) {
uint256 c = a + b;
assert(c >= a);
return c;
}
}

contract ERC20Basic {
function totalSupply() public view returns (uint256);
function balanceOf(address who) public view returns (uint256);
function transfer(address to, uint256 value) public returns (bool);
}

contract ERC20 is ERC20Basic {
function approve(address spender, uint256 value) public returns (bool);
}

contract BasicToken is ERC20Basic {
using SafeMath for uint256;

uint256 totalSupply_;

/**
* @dev total number of tokens in existence
*/
function totalSupply() public view returns (uint256) {
}

/**
* @dev transfer token for a specified address
* @param _to The address to transfer to.
* @param _value The amount to be transferred.
*/
function transfer(address _to, uint256 _value) public returns (bool) {
require(_value <= balances[msg.sender]);

// SafeMath.sub will throw if there is not enough balance.
balances[msg.sender] = balances[msg.sender].sub(_value);
Transfer(msg.sender, _to, _value);
return true;
}

/**
* @dev Gets the balance of the specified address.
* @param _owner The address to query the the balance of.
* @return An uint256 representing the amount owned by the passed address.
*/
function balanceOf(address _owner) public view returns (uint256 balance) {
return balances[_owner];
}

}

contract StandardToken is ERC20, BasicToken {

/**
* @dev Transfer tokens from one address to another
* @param _from address The address which you want to send tokens from
* @param _to address The address which you want to transfer to
* @param _value uint256 the amount of tokens to be transferred
*/
require(_value <= balances[_from]);
require(_value <= allowed[_from][msg.sender]);

balances[_from] = balances[_from].sub(_value);
allowed[_from][msg.sender] = allowed[_from][msg.sender].sub(_value);
Transfer(_from, _to, _value);
return true;
}

/**
* @dev Approve the passed address to spend the specified amount of tokens on behalf of msg.sender.
*
* Beware that changing an allowance with this method brings the risk that someone may use both the old
* and the new allowance by unfortunate transaction ordering. One possible solution to mitigate this
* race condition is to first reduce the spender's allowance to 0 and set the desired value afterwards:
* https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/20#issuecomment-263524729
* @param _spender The address which will spend the funds.
* @param _value The amount of tokens to be spent.
*/
function approve(address _spender, uint256 _value) public returns (bool) {
allowed[msg.sender][_spender] = _value;
Approval(msg.sender, _spender, _value);
return true;
}

/**
* @dev Function to check the amount of tokens that an owner allowed to a spender.
* @return A uint256 specifying the amount of tokens still available for the spender.
*/
return allowed[_owner][_spender];
}

/**
* @dev Increase the amount of tokens that an owner allowed to a spender.
*
* approve should be called when allowed[_spender] == 0. To increment
* allowed value is better to use this function to avoid 2 calls (and wait until
* the first transaction is mined)
* From MonolithDAO Token.sol
* @param _spender The address which will spend the funds.
* @param _addedValue The amount of tokens to increase the allowance by.
*/
Approval(msg.sender, _spender, allowed[msg.sender][_spender]);
return true;
}

/**
* @dev Decrease the amount of tokens that an owner allowed to a spender.
*
* approve should be called when allowed[_spender] == 0. To decrement
* allowed value is better to use this function to avoid 2 calls (and wait until
* the first transaction is mined)
* From MonolithDAO Token.sol
* @param _spender The address which will spend the funds.
* @param _subtractedValue The amount of tokens to decrease the allowance by.
*/
function decreaseApproval(address _spender, uint _subtractedValue) public returns (bool) {
uint oldValue = allowed[msg.sender][_spender];
if (_subtractedValue > oldValue) {
allowed[msg.sender][_spender] = 0;
} else {
allowed[msg.sender][_spender] = oldValue.sub(_subtractedValue);
}
Approval(msg.sender, _spender, allowed[msg.sender][_spender]);
return true;
}

}

contract SimpleToken is StandardToken {
string public name = "KennCoin";
string public symbol = "KEN";
uint public decimals = 3;
uint public INITIAL_SUPPLY = 10000;

function SimpleToken() public {
totalSupply = INITIAL_SUPPLY;
balances[msg.sender] = INITIAL_SUPPLY;
}
}

On the last function I am getting:
**browser/Demo.sol:195:9: TypeError: No matching declaration found after variable lookup.
totalSupply = INITIAL_SUPPLY;
^---------^**
``````

I tried to compile with different compilers without fixing the issue. Could you give me some guidelines on this matter?

Many thanks, I appreciate taking time to answer this to my post.

• In Simple token contract, you haven't declared the variable totalSupply, that's the error. Commented Feb 11, 2018 at 7:00

You haven't declared a variable called `totalSupply`, but you do have one called `_totalSupply`. Switch to that.