In solidity, how do I know the return result if I call from another contract? From contract B, call contract A's method methodA, if contract B, can I write:

Contract B{
     bool callResult=contractA.methodA(param);

or something similiar to this in solidity, any example?

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    If contractA.methodsA returns a boolean value, then yes. – Henk Aug 27 '18 at 11:31

Here's a little gist.

pragma solidity 0.4.24;

contract A {

    function methodA(string param) public pure returns(string) {
        // ignoring param but leaving it in the pattern to show how it would fit
        return "Behold";


contract B {

    A contractA;

    constructor() public {
        contractA = new A();

    function callA(string param) public view returns(string) {
        string memory callResult=contractA.methodA(param);
        return callResult;


To see it work in Remix,

  1. deploy B then
  2. call B.callA("anything").

contractA is cast as type contract A and then instantiated by the constructor that just creates a new one and keeps an eye on where it is. This sidesteps some real use-case deployment concerns.

Another non-obvious aspect of this is that when B is compiled, the compiler can "see" the code for A. This familiarizes B with the interface to A.

Hope it helps.

  • in my case it is different, the contract A has been deployed already so if I deploy B right now, it will say the declaration A contractA; is wrong, since the contract does not know A. I use remix to compile B only – Louis Aug 28 '18 at 5:01
  • I also try resultCall=contractAdd.call(bytes4(sha3("removeToken(address, uint256)")),contractAdd,amount);, but it looks like the return is error, not string? or bool? – Louis Aug 28 '18 at 5:07
  • That's a separate issue. Deployment. You need to add a function or a constructor argument to tell it where the deployed contract is. – Rob Hitchens - B9lab Aug 28 '18 at 5:18
  • any example? Thanks, or I need something like interface? – Louis Aug 28 '18 at 5:22

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