say I have a contract that is a factory, using truffle in order to interact with it I go for:

ContractName.deployed().then(function(instance) {app = instance;})

now, the factory has got a function that deploys new contracts which i simply invoke by:

app.functionNameForCreatingNewContract({from: web3.accounts[1]})

and the above creates a new contract.

Now the 'big question' is how to create an instance of that newly created contract so I could interact with it?

1 Answer 1


You can use CONTRACT_NAME.at() in the console passing in the address of the newly created contract. Example:

Contract code:

pragma solidity ^0.4.19;

contract ParentContract {
  ChildContract _contract;

  function createChildContract(address owner) public {
    _contract = new ChildContract(owner);

  function getContractAddress() public constant returns (address) {
    return address(_contract);

contract ChildContract {
  address _owner;

  function ChildContract(address owner) public {
    _owner = owner;

  function getOwner() public constant returns (address) {
    return _owner;


var ParentContract = artifacts.require("ParentContract");

module.exports = function(deployer) {

Deploy with truffle migrate:

Running migration: 1_initial_migration.js
  Replacing Migrations...
  ... 0x83fa4790e458809dab270f37b5445eaf163e9084a3223b7f6f58fc8237f4a67a
  Migrations: 0x9962b2e8d276b8eacb07fd454ffe4267fb232e0b
Saving successful migration to network...
  ... 0x0cdc86c786c7825226948d93bcfef05f059a7e456a04516a2aedbd1fb7979d41
Saving artifacts...
Running migration: 2_deploy_contracts.js
  Replacing ParentContract...
  ... 0x2f85718df4ee286394a78274afda5d8104bcec19c990d1d3f608a08b2b35fa34
  ParentContract: 0x651cbb04e31699eb92740018e5a8e65f91164903
Saving successful migration to network...
  ... 0x04701683665a47720aa8f60efaca57f123ce85c2228775aec232c834124618ae
Saving artifacts...

In truffle console (some output truncated):

$ truffle console
truffle(development)> var c = ParentContract.at('0x651cbb04e31699eb92740018e5a8e65f91164903');
truffle(development)> var a;
truffle(development)> web3.eth.getAccounts((e, r) => a = r[0]);
truffle(development)> c.createChildContract(a);
{ tx: '0x9f4967618355bb2bf6fe7a110a9be91b594c156f11b09176226966009c170f08',
   { transactionHash: '0x9f4967618355bb2bf6fe7a110a9be91b594c156f11b09176226966009c170f08',
     transactionIndex: 0,
     blockHash: '0xba056ea5b6048dc13099ffd7f3049a2f7ff5378e0c9a5d914e059314ab385634',
     blockNumber: 12,
     gasUsed: 142754,
     cumulativeGasUsed: 142754,
     contractAddress: null,
     logs: [] },
  logs: [] }
truffle(development)> c.getContractAddress();
truffle(development)> var c2 = ChildContract.at(c.getContractAddress());
truffle(development)> c2.getOwner();
  • My reputation is too low for a vote to be visible, but I did vote on the answer you provided.
    – Arson
    Commented Mar 30, 2018 at 12:13

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