I am trying to instantiate contracts via the geth console.

Here are the instructions I am running:

var bytecode = "0x6003600501600202600055"
var createTx = eth.sendTransaction({ from: eth.accounts[0], data: bytecode })
var created = eth.getTransactionReceipt(createTx).contractAddress

When I run the last line, I get the following:

TypeError: Cannot access member 'contractAddress' of null
    at <anonymous>:1:15

I would appreciate any pointers on how to resolve this


Your transaction receipt is null, that's the reason you‘re getting cannot access member of null.

You have to wait until the transaction is included in a block. Then you will have the receipt. And if you had an create transaction (to = 0x0), then contractAddress will be available in the transaction receipt.

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