I have a function called

function addUser(address pubkey) public {


However when calling this function in the node backend


Im getting an error saying function does not exist.

This is how the contract is being initialised:

const contract =  new web3.eth.Contract(abi, '0xb226be108ef6fc6c60d6702ae149b290f5956377');

Thanks in advance

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You are trying to call a function which is not view or pure. Calling a method can not alter the contract´s state and your method probably wants to alter the state (I assume you just left out the implementation details). Also calling a method gives you the results directly and you can´t use a promise (then).

So you should change your call into send and add some options for the send (such as originating address). Also note that you will get back only a transaction hash instead of the actual results because the block hasn't been mined yet - but you can use the other provided events for getting the actual result. More details at: https://web3js.readthedocs.io/en/1.0/web3-eth-contract.html#id12

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