I'm using oraclize to get the price feed using this code:

import "oraclizeAPI.sol";

contract PriceFeed is usingOraclize{
  uint public BTCUSD;

  function PriceFeed(){
    oraclize_setProof(proofType_TLSNotary | proofStorage_IPFS);
    update(0); // first check at contract creation

  function __callback(bytes32 myid, string result, bytes proof) {
    if (msg.sender != oraclize_cbAddress()) throw;
    BTCUSD = parseInt(result, 2); // save it as $ cents
    // The following line is what I do which ends up with the error message
   //MyContract.BTCUSD = BTCUSD;

    update(360); // schedule another check in 60 seconds

  function update(uint delay){
    oraclize_query(delay, "URL",

Now I have the second contract in the same file that has a variable called BTCUSD. I need to update that variable when I get callback from oraclize. I've tried multiple methods, writing a setter/getter method on both contracts, using MyContract.BTCUSD = BTCUSD style assignments but I get errors.

contract MyContract {
  uint public BTCUSD;

I'm using linter on atom and these are the errors I get depending on how I try to assign the value:

Member "BTCUSD" not found or not visible after argument-dependent lookup in type(contract MyContract)

  • It seems like using the following would resolve linter errors but still fails to compile > contract PriceFeed is usingOraclize, Options { – Shayan Jun 29 '16 at 22:20
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    Your "MyContract" could use Oraclize straight away, what is the need to have two contracts? Btw calling an external contract method, to set a value for example, works in a different way: MyContractInterface(mycontract_address).setterMethodforBTCUSD(BTCUSD). My suggestion is still to use Oraclize straight away from MyContract, unless you really need to keep the two contracts separated. – Thomas Bertani Jun 30 '16 at 0:01

As @Thomas Bertani mentions in the comment, Oraclize can be used directly in MyContract. If you need to use 2 contracts, expanding on his comment, then you need to create a setter, and invoke the setter on a specific instance of MyContract. Example:

contract MyContract {
  uint public BTCUSD;

  function set(uint val) {
      BTCUSD = val;

contract PriceFeed {
    function setVal(address addr) {
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  • Thanks for the answer, is there a way to find the "main" address of MyContract by using something like self.address ? – Shayan Jun 30 '16 at 16:52
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    You have to be inside MyContract and can use this. – eth Jun 30 '16 at 19:35

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