This is going to be short question and may be silly, but I'm literally stuck with a problem, where I need to pass address(0) to function in Truffle Test in JS and don't really know how to do it. In solidity it's simply address(0), but in Truffle JS?


3 Answers 3


You can simply use 0, or 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000.

address(0) in Solidity is equivalent to 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000.

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    I get invalid address error, with Truffle 5, Web3 1, Solidity .5
    – ferit
    Jun 18, 2019 at 20:11
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    To be clear, you have to use it as a String: zero_address = "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000"; this works for me.
    – almel
    Jun 10, 2020 at 1:09

You must put single quotes around it. '0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000' worked for me Been hunting down that bug for some time ...

  • this did not work for me :|
    – almel
    Jun 9, 2020 at 23:20

Don't know about web3.js, but in ethers.js ethers.constants.AddressZero will do the work.

Example: Suppose you have a transfer function in your contract like this:

function transfer(address to, uint256 amount) public {
    require(to != address(0), "Transfer to the zero address");

you can test this by:

await expect(
  contract.transfer(ethers.constants.AddressZero, amount)
).to.be.revertedWith("Transfer to the zero address");

You can check out this link for reference: https://docs.ethers.io/v5/api/utils/constants/#constants-AddressZero

  • Hello. Providing a little sample and a link to the function documentation would make this answer way better ;) Jun 18, 2022 at 4:07
  • As of ethers v6 it is simply ethers.ZeroAddress
    – Madbreaks
    Nov 3, 2023 at 20:51

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