I want to send some amount of ether to a smart contract from metamask (without using web3) and want it to perform some specific tasks based on that amount. For example, if I send 0.9 ether, I want it to set a variable named planid to 1101 in the fallback function. The following piece of code is from my contract:

 function() external payable {
    if (msg.sender == bank_owner) {
        emit AdminDeposit(msg.value, bank_owner);
        //invest(msg.value, msg.sender, plan_id, _referrer);
    } else {
        address _referrer = bytesToAddress(msg.data);
        _init(msg.sender, msg.value, _referrer);

function _init(address payable _investor, uint256 _investValue, address _referrer) private {
    bool doInvest = true;
    if (_investValue == PLAN_PRICE[0]) {
        planid = 1101;
    else if (_investValue == PLAN_PRICE[1]) {
        planid = 1102;
    else if (_investValue == PLAN_PRICE[2]) {
        planid = 1103;
    else if (_investValue == PLAN_PRICE[3]) {
        planid = 1104;
        doInvest = false;
        emit TestEvent(planid);

    if (doInvest == true){
        invest(_investValue, _investor, planid, _referrer);
        revert("Incorrect value sent!");

In the above piece of code, If someone (other than bank owner which is already defined in the constructor) send 0.9 ether from metamask to the contract (directly), the _init() function will be called. I expect that else part of the second if statement does not executes. However, it executes and transaction fails.

When I replace revert() with something else, everything is ok. I was wondering if you help me with this case. Thanks.

  • I think it's something related to the _referrer variable. Can you attach the full contract code so we can test? Oct 17, 2020 at 5:35
  • @MiroslavNedelchev Thank you for your comment. As stated by by alireza, the problem was due to the low value of gasLimit.
    – Nima shiri
    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:51

1 Answer 1


Transaction is failed because the gas limit you allocated in Metamask is less than what required. When we compare, _init() consumes gas more than revert(). So, you need to set gas limit of transcartion as much as necessary in the part indicated in the photo:

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Good Luck.

  • I really appreciate your assistant. The problem solved.
    – Nima shiri
    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:52
  • @NimsShiri, You're welcome. So, please mark the answer to if another has this question it can find the correct answer easily.
    – Alireza
    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:55
  • Please send me a message through email for an industrial collaboration. Sorry for asking here. I couldn't find your contact information. My email: [email protected].
    – Nima shiri
    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:31

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