I am using web socket to get event. sending transaction works fine. but event is not fired.

also I referred Web3 events not working

but it does not work, too.

I used eventemitter also. but it did not work, too. I think there is a problem '.on'. Is there any similar case to me ?

My solidity code is:

event MyEvent(...);

function MyFunction(...) public {
   emit MyEvent(...);

My node.js code is :

const events = require('events');
const WSS = 'ws://localhost:8881';
const provider = new Web3.providers.WebsocketProvider(WSS);
const web3 = new Web3(provider);
const eventEmitter = new events.EventEmitter();

    //filter: {myIndexedParam: [20,23]},
    fromBlock: 0,
    toBlock: 'latest'

eventEmitter.on('data', e => {

eventEmitter.on('error', e => {

// ...
// sending transaction
// ...

You are listening on an a wrong emitter. myContract.events.MyEvent returns an EventEmitter you have to listen to this. Check the documentation here https://web3js.readthedocs.io/en/1.0/web3-eth-contract.html#contract-events

You can try this method if what is explained in the documentation is not working.

const event = myContract.allEvents();

event.on('data', e => {

//send transaction here

Also your myContract variable should hold the contract instance. see here

  • Even I tried your method, but it does not work. I think my code can't get event when it is fired. – xiaofo Jun 13 '19 at 4:30
  • console.log the output of your transaction and check if there is an event property in that object – Sanjay S B Jun 13 '19 at 4:39
  • myContract holds the exact contract instance. and my code is below: var event = MyContract.events.allEvents(); event.on('data', e => { console.log(e.returnValues); }); but it does not work yet. is there any necessary setting flag when I start geth to fire event ? – xiaofo Jun 13 '19 at 4:51
  • What is the output of the transaction? The transaction where you call the function that fires the event. – Sanjay S B Jun 13 '19 at 4:53
  • Ah. I inquired the transaction receipt. contract address is null and there is no data in 'log' attribute. I think I should correct them out first. – xiaofo Jun 13 '19 at 4:59

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