Truffle console: TypeError:…).getName is not a function


I am trying to familiarize with ‘truffle console’ by doing the tutorial at:

truffle tutorial

$truffle migrate

Compiling your contracts…

Compiling ./contracts/SimpleContract.sol : : 2_deploy_contracts.js =====================

Deploying ‘SimpleContract’ --------------------------

transaction hash: 0xd92a66361f9145398ec0ce5e2a90e2a97f5c10015475b3d2cabcba75eec14e5c Blocks: 0 Seconds: 0 contract address: 0xDa0463c841E7D822f6281240cD7593bA3FD4BB0f block number: 5 block timestamp: 1610603088 account: 0x47FBfdC7eC99871c2D9fFDdd3D77e6c70F727556

`truffle(development)> ('0xDa0463c841E7D822f6281240cD7593bA3FD4BB0f');`

  >  >  TruffleContract { constructor: { [Function: TruffleContract] _constructorMethods: { configureNetwork: [Function: configureNetwork], /more/
> > 
> >     source: '//SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT\npragma solidity >= 0.5.0 < 0.7.0;\n \ncontract SimpleContract {\n string public name;\n constructor() public {\n name = 'my name'; \n }\n function getName() public view returns(string memory) {\n return (name);\n }\n function changeName(string memory _name) public {\n name = _name;\n }\n}\n', :
> > 
> >     /*more */

Note the above command is showing that the getName() is a function in the source part but still I am getting error with getName().


Thrown: evalmachine.:0‘0xDa0463c841E7D822f6281240cD7593bA3FD4BB0f’).getName(); ^

TypeError: is not a function at evalmachine.:0:65 at sigintHandlersWrap (vm.js:288:15) at Script.runInContext (vm.js:130:14) at runScript (/home/zulfi/.nvm/versions/node/v10.22.0/lib/node_modules/truffle/build/cli.bundled.js:494964:21) at Console.interpret (/home/zulfi/.nvm/versions/node/v10.22.0/lib/node_modules/truffle/build/cli.bundled.js:494979:21) at ReplManager.interpret (/home/zulfi/.nvm/versions/node/v10.22.0/lib/node_modules/truffle/build/cli.bundled.js:304740:18) at bound (domain.js:402:14) at REPLServer.runBound [as eval] (domain.js:415:12) at REPLServer.onLine (repl.js:642:10) at REPLServer.emit (events.js:198:13) truffle(development)>

Somebody please guide me how to invoke functions using ‘truffle console’? Sorry I can’t correct the formatting for last paragraph.


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I solved this problem.


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Hi @zak100,

If you can it is worth writing up the solution to your issue for anyone else who has the same problem in future. You can then mark this as the solution.

As an aside I recommend that you Format code in the forum.

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I used something similar to:

1)sc = await‘0x12341234…’)
2) await sc.getName()

Note address is obtained after;

truffle migrate


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