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how does Storing and Fetching data works in Smart contracts [closed]

Please help me out with these questions. 1)Where does the contract stores the data? 2)when we access the value of a variable form of a contract, how does it retrieve the latest value? 3)how is the ...
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error: data location must be storage or memory for parameter in funtion but none was given solidity [duplicate]

pragma solidity ^0.5.0; contract Election{ //model a candidates struct candidate { uint id; string name; uint votecount; } //store candidates //fetch candidate mapping(uint =...
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Cannot retrieve data from smartcontract during tests

I am writing truffle tests for my smart contract solidity version 0.4.24. The tests are emitting events to write data to memory through smart contract. But I am unable to retrieve data from functions. ...
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What does the keyword “memory” do exactly?

I've been looking through the code of Etherdice and noticed that some variables are declared like ParserResult memory result; and I haven't found the keyword "memory" in any documentation. What I ...
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Switching from 'storage' to 'memory' increases the gas-cost

I've read several related answers and blog posts, all of them suggesting that for the sake of reading complex state variables (i.e., arrays and structures), one should always prefer declaring the ...
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Help with setting up Private POA(Clique) Ethereum Network

Geth Version : 1.8.12-stable-37685930 Testing on Amazon EC2 t2.large(8GB RAM) machine with Ubuntu 16.04 running. I am in need of setting up a multi node private POA(Clique) ethereum network. ...
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How could Solidity 0.5.0 dynamic sized parameters be declared as storage?

As I understand it 'memory' in the EVM is a byte array and cannot be dynamically resized, whereas 'storage' is able to be resized. What is happening when a parameter is declared as storage. Where is ...
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FATAL ERROR: Rebalance Allocation failed - process out of memory

So while running truffle compile for my contracts on AWS Ubuntu server I got the following error: <--- Last few GCs ---> [17055:0x3985730] 11958 ms: Scavenge 511.7 (553.4) -> 506.9 (553.4) ...
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Is there a maximum size for arrays in Solidity?

In my solidity code I define 3 arrays with around 700 elements inside. However, when I try to deploy the contract using Geth I am having the following error message: Error: oversized data undefined ...
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Why is an address changing when I add it to an array?

I'm encountering a memory / storage issue (I think) w/ an array of addresses where I want to swap out one address with another. Here's how I've initialized the array: address[] public maintainers; ...
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How to get live mempool transactions whitout full blokchain

I just want to analyse all mempool txs in realtime. I cant use an api because after several requests my ip gets blocked for some minutes, so I dont get the txs in this time. Thank you for help.
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Where are local variables of Primitive (Elementary) data types stored in Solidity

Though in the latest solidity compiler versions, it has been made clear that for reference variables local to a function, one needs to now explicitly mention its location modifier (memory, storage), ...
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value types(uint, bool, etc) as local variable is set to memory initially?

According to this answer, it says simpler variables like bool, uint, et cetera are not variable in length, and are therefore defaulted to memory, whereas this one mentions uint256 v; is default to ...
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Finding the memory position of mapping(address => uint) using JavaScript

I am wanting to read data from internal mappings with the following structures: mapping (uint256 => uint256) internal nums; mapping (address => uint256) internal addrToInt; Finding the memory ...
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Why memory arrays are unresizable?

I don't know the required length of my array before execution of the function.. why technically can't I resize my memory array? What is the common way to go around of this problem, if you are also ...
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Are balances of all accounts in memory or disk (storage)?

I simulated two contracts that sending balance to another and simply setting value of a variable(var a = 5;). In contrast my expectation, {var a = 5;} contract consumed more gas than the other. In my ...
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getLogs RPC makes filters?

I am stuggling with memory explosion issue of Parity on my EC2 instance. The memory usage of it keeps increasing gradually. I suspect that getLogs API call makes some garbage on the node. But I ...
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memory keyword in function argument

What does the memory keyword in the argument of a function do? pragma solidity 0.4.24; pragma experimental "ABIEncoderV2"; contract Conditional { struct Condition { address to; bytes4 ...
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Creating a 2D in-memory array in Solidity

I'm trying to work with 2D in-memory arrays in Solidity, in which the size is not known at compile time. I've noticed that if I define the array size as a constant, then I can use this syntax, which ...
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Should I use `storage` or `memory` when just reading the value and not changing state?

pragma solidity 0.4.24; contract Test { struct Book { uint id; } Book[] books; uint public status; constructor() public { books.push(Book(10)); } ...
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Assigning an array creates a pointer or copies an array? (Solidity)

Here is the code: pragma solidity^0.4.16; contract Test { struct SomeData { address[] users; } address[] nullArray; mapping(uint => SomeData) SomeDataList; function ...
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How can I get the content of storage and memory in my private chain?

I'm looking for some methods to know the content of storage and memory while the contract is running.Mayba some useful tools or abi ? By the way, the abi of geth, debug_writeMemProfile and ...
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How does dynamic array memory reallocating work?

Let's say I have a dynamic array of some length and I want to push a new element, but memory after last elem is already used. What would happen in such case? Compiler would find a new 'chunk' of ...
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How to initialize an empty array inside a struct?

Is there a mistake in the way I initialize Bar b in the function foobar? contract Foo { struct Bar { address owner; uint[] x; } Bar[] public bars; function foobar(...
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Examples to clarify Storage vs Memory assignments / return parameters

Is there a mistake in funcB? I do not understand why/when to mention the variable name of the return parameter in the function signature. contract Foo { // State variables go to Storage uint[...
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Solidity state variable resets to default inside function

For this project, I am coding smart contracts for Ethereum using Solidity. In the following code, the variable numCertificates should initially be 1. Nonetheless, newCertificateId is 0 when assigned. ...
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Compare memory pointers in Solidity

Is there a way to compare pointers in Solidity? I have two local variables: uint256[] memory a = new uint256[](256); uint256[] memory b = a; If I try a == b I get this compiler error: TypeError: ...
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Always use “memory” for variables created within functions. Bad practice?

Is it bad practice to systematically use the memory keyword for variables declared within a function (other than constructor)?
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Why do arrays declared within functions reference storage point 0 by default?

According to the Solidity Documentation, for the following code, ". . . the compiler interprets x as a storage pointer and will make it point to the storage slot 0 by default. This has the effect ...
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error: Storage location can only be given for array or struct types

Getting the error "Storage location can only be given for array or struct types" in a setup function. The exact line is uint memory _total = 0; I'm confused by the error, because I'm not trying to ...
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how to replace an array in a mapping?

I'm learning solidity right now and making a dApp where users get paid to perform actions. Actions are paid based on certain criteria. Since I can't schedule a cron job on ethereum, I can only pay ...
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Why cryptokitties uses storage instead of memory?

There are a lot of explainations of storage and memory out there like this question or this question. But I'm wondering why cryptokitties for example uses storage instead of memory in many functions. ...
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Invalid array length, expected integer literal

I'm trying to declare an in-memory array with a fixed length: uint length = 10; uint[length] memory priorityList; However, it just displays this error message: Invalid array length, expected ...
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Can I save structs in a Mapping?

Is it possible to store structs in a Mapping or any dynamic memory structure in my Solidity SmartContract?
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Quorum failure - Failed to decode message from payload

We use in our project -JP Morgan Quorum (Ethereum based) bloackchain - with istanbul voting mode. We have 4 nodes (3 of them are validators - hard coded, nonchangable) And from time to time (...
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Solidity VM memory management

I'm trying to do an external function call in assembly. So I have to prepare a memory area that store the input args. But where's the address that I should start with mstore? I mean, there are some ...
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I got “ TypeError: Storage location can only ..”

Here is my sample contract code, but I got an error, TypeError: Storage location can only be given for array or struct types. I just wannted to define some element of a structure in a function, ...
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Can marking object as 'memory' before pushing in Array save gas?

We have a struct: struct structEx { uint num; } And an array: structEx[] arr; Have a look at this code snippet, which just instantiates the struct and push: function f() public { structEx s =...
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Delete an entry in a mapping

To my understanding, delete x merely sets the value of x to the default value defined for the type of x (which is typically 0 in one way or another). For example: uint x = 1; delete x; // sets x = 0 ...
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How load out data from blockchain when it occupies too much space?

If the blockchain working long enough it fills the memory of the mining device, how to load out the data and then rerun the system? and why does my mining device has different miner address every time ...
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Examples of functions limitations?

I coded different functions and didn't find a standard that define crystal clear how many variables you can use (fields, local or as parameters of modifiers inside this function? Do you know a ...
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Restrict CPU/memory usage of geth while syncing

I'm trying to run a geth node and a bitcoin core node on one server. I started with a DigitalOcean droplet with 2 CPU and 2GB memory, but both the geth and bitcoin node would run out of memory. I ...
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Type error: memory is not implicitly convertible to expected type

I have a function that returns a list of BetProposition smart contracts: function getBetsForMatchup(uint matchupIdentifier) public returns (BetProposition[]) { return bets[matchupIdentifier]; ...
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Convert 'bytes memory' to 'bytes8'

In solidity, how can I convert bytes memory buffer to bytes8 type? Example: bytes8 buf2 = bytes8(memory_buf); // TypeError: Explicit type conversion not allowed
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Stack too deep | Use memory array to store many “local” variables?

I have a contract that's doing a fairly complex calculation with some intermediate calculations, and I'm running into the "stack too deep" problem. I've tried to use a memory array within the ...
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Function that adds struct to an array in the blockchain does not execute when called by another function

I have a problem that's probably very basic, but I cannot seem to figure the issue out function _CreateBike(uint id, uint generation, string model, string ability, uint8 tier) internal returns(Bike){ ...
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For what data does Ethereum use Memory Database, and for what does it use Level Database

Ethereum uses two databases Memory database and Level Database. Is data stored in MemoryDatabase different than LevelDb? In what cases is one database used over other? The question is different from -...
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Is the EVM memory model a word array or byte array?

The yellow paper says that the memory model for the EVM is a word-addressed byte array (YP 9.1), but when I run debug.traceTransaction in Geth, the memory looks more like an array of words, maybe a ...
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Is memory logged in a transaction?

Data in memory during a transaction is deleted when execution stops. This means this information is not stored in the contract state, but is the information that was in memory during the transaction ...
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string memory[3] memory is not implicitly convertible to expected type bytes32[] storage ref

I have the following (array of bytes32 types): bytes32[] public allTokenSymbols = ["0x4554480000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000", "...