I am trying to compile and deploy simple contract :

 var Web3 = require("web3");
 var web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545"));

var source = "" +
"contract test {\n" +
"   function multiply(uint a) returns(uint d) {\n" +
"       return a * 7;\n" +
"   }\n" +
var compiled = web3.eth.compile.solidity(source);

Based on documentation I was expecting sth like this :

"test": {
"code": "0x605280600c6000396000f3006000357c010000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000090048063c6888fa114602e57005b60376004356041565b8060005260206000f35b6000600782029050604d565b91905056",
"info": {
  "source": "contract test {\n\tfunction multiply(uint a) returns(uint d) {\n\t\treturn a * 7;\n\t}\n}\n",
  "language": "Solidity",
  "languageVersion": "0",
  "compilerVersion": "0.8.2",
  "abiDefinition": [
    { ...

but what I get is :


I am not sure how to create new contract out of that as examples I found say I should do sth like that

var greeterContract = web3.eth.contract(compiled.test.info.abiDefinition);

 var greeter = greeterContract.new(_greeting,{from:web3.eth.accounts[0], data: compiled.test.code, gas: 1000000}, function(e, contract){

any ideas what I did wrong?

P.S. I am using Parity as provider


1 Answer 1


Sounds like Parity isn't implementing eth_compileSolidity up to spec.

Edit: Looks like one reason they don't return the full result is they can't (yet). According to this link, they don't receive the ABI from compilation: https://github.com/ethcore/parity/issues/2276#issuecomment-249277973

Edit 2: Looks like there's a conversation about this here: https://github.com/ethcore/parity/issues/2272


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