I'm using this function in my smart contract. It returns an uint256[] array containing the tokens that the user owns.

   * @dev Returns all of the tokens that the user owns
   * @return An array of token indices
  function myTokens()
    returns (
    return ownedTokens[msg.sender];

In my web3 js console log, I get the below.

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How do I read that array in my js code? Honestly, I don't understand the entire array. I just want to get the token IDs, which it supposed to return.

I'm expecting something like below as shown in Remix.

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Here's my web3 js code.

async function retrieveTokenId(contract, walletAddress) {

  await contract.methods.myTokens().call(function(err, res){
        } else {

  • can you add the web3 code you used to get the console log?
    – Sanjay S B
    May 20, 2019 at 12:40
  • I've added the web3 code. I used the exactly the same code for another method call "contract.methods.balanceOf(walletAddress).call(function(err,res){......" and it works fine. That method returns an unit256, not an array.
    – warnerque
    May 20, 2019 at 12:46
  • if you are using async await, you do not have to pass callbacks. Also the call returns your array.
    – Sanjay S B
    May 20, 2019 at 12:48
  • Sorry @SanjaySB I don't understand. I'm new to all this. You mean I should remove "async" and "await" from the function above?
    – warnerque
    May 20, 2019 at 12:51
  • Try const array = await contract.methods.myTokens().call({ from: account }); array will have your array
    – Sanjay S B
    May 20, 2019 at 12:53

3 Answers 3


Ok, I solved my own problem with the help of https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/users/53608/sanjay-s-b. To display the array, I just need to do the below in my js code.

async function retrieveTokenId(contract, walletAddress) {

    const array = await contract.methods.myTokens().call({
        from: walletAddress

    for (i=0; i < array.length; i++) {

    output = JSON.stringify(array, null, 4);


I could either use a for loop or a JSON.stringify to display the array. Read all about it here, https://medium.com/@timothyrobards/understanding-json-in-javascript-5098876d0915


Do you want this?

You can check it here:

Contract address: 0xc0adf1ccc703a0a3393892600883a1a91a4e38de

Method: getRecentActivity


        let outputsDisplay = [];
        let outputs = await this.state.contract.methods[this.state.contractABI.name].apply(null, this.state.inputs).call();
        if (this.state.contractABI.outputs.length === 1) {
            outputsDisplay.push(outputs !== null ? outputs.toString() : '');
        } else {
            for (let i = 0; i < this.state.functionSelected.outputs.length; i++) {
                outputsDisplay.push(outputs[i] !== null ? outputs[i].toString() : '');
const Web3 = require("web3")
const web3 = new Web3(<RPC provider>)

async function retrieveTokenId(abi, address) {
    let contract = new web3.eth.Contract(abi, address)
    let value=await contract.methods.myTokens().call()
    return value

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