I'm not able to watch and log event sent by smart contract using the Ropsten test network. The same code works on local test network.

Contract Event code:

event CreateOptionEvent(address indexed _who, uint256 indexed _date, uint256 indexed _id);

function createOption( ...PARAMS HERE... ){


    emit CreateOptionEvent(msg.sender, now, optionId);

Web app event code:

createEvent = myContractInstance.CreateOptionEvent({ fromBlock: 0, toBlock: 'latest' })
createEvent.watch((err, result) => {
    if (err) {

After I correctly create an option (transaction success on metamask) nothing is logged.

What should I try to do?

-> % truffle version 
Truffle v4.1.11 (core: 4.1.11) 
Solidity v0.4.24 (solc-js)

1 Answer 1


You can subscribe to events as shown in Web3 documentation. Also you would need to create new instance with websocket provider for it (for example wss://ropsten.infura.io/ws) as MetaMask doesn't support websockets i believe.

  • Can you please link a tutorial or explain how to create a websocket provider. Anyway on custom RPC testnet i'm able to log event. Only on ropsten i can't do it. Thank you
    – Takeda925
    Jun 23, 2018 at 19:02
  • Everything is in Web3 documentation web3js.readthedocs.io/en/1.0/web3.html#setprovider . You can use Infura ws on both testnets and on main-net too.
    – Maxpeinas
    Jun 25, 2018 at 2:39

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