what is the correct way to call a method of a contract that has recently been created.

following the example on the officially documentation (https://web3js.readthedocs.io/en/1.0/web3-eth-contract.html#new-contract), i have successfully created and deployed a new contract instances with the following code:

import commentContract from '../build/contracts/Comment.json';

const comment = new web3.eth.Contract(Comment.abi, { from: coinbase });

comment.deploy({ data: commentContract.bytecode })
    .send({ from: coinbase, gas: 1500000 })
    .then(deployedContract => {
        // return deployedContract.methods.setText('some text here', {from: coinbase})
        //     .then(result => console.log(result))

        return deployedContract.methods.setText('some text here')
            .then(result => console.log(result))

this code does not work because of an error that setText expects only 1 parameter, instead 2 supplied ( because of {from: coinbase}). so i removed the {from: coinbase} part from the code and now it gives an error that then is not defined.

so i cant figure out what the correct way would be to call methods on this newly created contract.

1 Answer 1


In both case the syntax is wrong. If setText is going to change the status you need to send a transaction:

const tx = await deployedContract.methods.setText('some text').send({
  from: coinbase
// or
deployedContract.methods.setText('some text').send({
  from: coinbase

if not you can just provide a call:

console.log(await deployedContract.methods.setText('some text').call())
// or
deployedContract.methods.setText('some text').call().then(console.log)

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