I'm using a contract to manage my contracts, and am not sure how to write a test.

The problem I'm facing is that I can't see how to get my coolerDb contract address.

This is my test.js

contract('CMC', function(accounts) {
  "use strict";

  it("check deployment", function(done) {
    let cmc = CMC.deployed();
    let coolerDb = CoolerDb.deployed();
    cmc.addContract("coolerDb", coolerDb).then(function(rc) {
      assert.equal(rc.c[0], true, 'Assert fail: not added');

The error is:

Error: Contract address not set - deployed() relies on the contract class having a static 'address' value; please set that before using deployed().


The address is shown when you run truffle migrate. The complete set of commands to deploy the contract is:

# --compile-all recompiles all contracts.
# Omitting the flag compiles only those files that have been modified or added   
truffle compile --compile-all 
# Then deploy (here is where the address at which the contract is stored
# in the block chain is shown).
truffle migrate

Use that address in future contracts.

  • Hi Sebi, This is strange - I'm getting Unknown command: migrate. I'm running truffle v1.0.3 – Martin Aug 9 '16 at 11:35
  • Upgrade to v2.0.4. – Sebi Aug 9 '16 at 11:46

Sebi gave the a great hint to look at the truffle command. The actual way that I got the contract was

  1. made sure all the contracts were in truffle.js (and it was missing)
  2. truffle deploy
  3. read the address from the output

    Deployed: CoolerDb to address:xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Luckily I didn't need to hard code the address because

let coolerDb = CoolerDb.deployed();

seems to get the address.

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