How to pass specific address in send method in Web3J?

For example, using web3 javascript library, we can pass from address like below.

contract.someMethod().send({ from: this.props.accounts[0] })

But in the Java wrapper, there are no parameters defined for send() method.

Is there a way to pass specific address in web3j?

2 Answers 2


If you want to send an unsigned transaction and let the client pick up the account from to use to sign the transaction. You can do the following:

Ether transaction

Transaction transaction = Transaction.createEtherTransaction(from, nonce, gasPrice, gasLimit, to, value);

Smart contract transaction

Function function = new Function<>(
        "functionName",  // function we're calling
        Arrays.asList(new Type(value), ...),  // Parameters to pass as Solidity Types
        Arrays.asList(new TypeReference<Type>() {}, ...));

String encodedFunction = FunctionEncoder.encode(function)
Transaction transaction = Transaction.createContractTransaction(from, nonce, gasPrice, encodedFunction);

Transaction Receipt:

String txHash = web3.ethSendTransaction(transaction).send().getTransactionHash();

EthGetTransactionReceipt transactionReceipt =

if (transactionReceipt.getTransactionReceipt.isPresent()) {
    String contractAddress = transactionReceipt.get().getContractAddress();
} else {
    // try again until it's mined
  • Thanks, then where to pass this Transaction instance to get transaction receipt? Jan 5, 2019 at 12:01
  • Just edited my answer, that should give you a hint Jan 5, 2019 at 12:05
  • How to generate nonce? Jan 5, 2019 at 12:55
  • There is one last simple question: How to pass nonce? I didn't find the documentation for it. Jan 5, 2019 at 13:13
  • Ok. I found this: EthGetTransactionCount ethGetTransactionCount = serverWeb3j.ethGetTransactionCount(from, DefaultBlockParameterName.LATEST).send(); BigInteger nonce = ethGetTransactionCount.getTransactionCount(); Jan 5, 2019 at 13:18

Did you try this ?

contract.someMethod(parameter, {from: address, gas: 3000000},
function(err, res){

        console.log("address sent ");    
  • I am asking about web3j which is a java wrapper over web3 javascript library. Jan 5, 2019 at 11:40

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