I want to get the value that my smart contract returns in javascript.

Here is the contract. (version 0.4.25 - web3 version 1.2)

pragma solidity ^0.4.25;
contract SimpleStorage {

    uint public storedData;
    event numberSaved(uint number);

    constructor(uint initVal) public {
        storedData = initVal;

    function set(uint x) public{
        storedData = x;
        emit numberSaved(storedData);

    function get() view public returns (uint retVal) {
        return storedData;


Now how do I get the value the event returned?

I tried with:


Returns object

mysmartContract.once('numberSaved', function(error, event){ console.log(event); });

This one returns null

What am I doing wrong?

It works in Remix. Remix returns the value

2 Answers 2


I think this will work:

  • Thanks a lot. This solution works perfectly!
    – cqx
    Commented Aug 21, 2019 at 7:31

Try this

mysmartContract.getPastEvents('numberSaved', {
    fromBlock: 0,
    toBlock: 'latest'
}, function(error, events){ console.log(events); })
    console.log(events) // same results as the optional callback above

Actually, I took the example from Web3 docs.

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